YM manager Buckland vows to fight red card

Horsham YMCA manager Peter Bucklanda
Horsham YMCA manager Peter Bucklanda

Fuming Horsham YMCA manager Peter Buckland says he is prepared to take his case all the way to the FA in a bid to overturn Matt Crane’s red card against Lancing on Tuesday.

With the scores level after Dean Cox and Lee Smith teed-up Martin Smith for a cool finish to cancel out Danny Gainsford’s opener, Crane was dismissed for an alleged trip - when the Lancing striker appeared to fall over his own feet when through on goal.

Buckland said: “I am as incensed as I have been for a long time. I am going to take this all the way, I am going to take it to Wembley. If I cannot get this rescinded it will stick in the throat.”

Shaheen Sadough buried the resulting penalty, and although YM pressed for a leveller, Lancing’s Dan Turner scored their third five minutes from time on the break.