Westley: It was a clear red

Stevenage manager Graham Westley felt Portsmouth should have been reduced to 10 men during the goalless draw at Fratton Park.

Last Updated: 06/04/13 at 20:51

Graham Westley: Satisfied with a share of the spoils

Graham Westley: Satisfied with a share of the spoils

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A scrappy contest erupted after 77 minutes when Pompey skipper Johnny Ertl tangled with Anthony Grant on the ground, before Yassin Moutaouakil aimed a head butt at the Boro man.

Midfielder Moutaouakil got away with just a yellow card before home boss Guy Whittingham promptly substituted him and Westley hauled off Grant.

Westley said: "The referee can only give what he sees and he has obviously given what he has seen. I'm sure if he thought there was a head butt, he would have sent the lad off.

"From where I was standing, it looked like a clear red card. The fourth official, I think, felt the same."

The Boro boss was happy with Stevenage's resilience on the south coast.

He added: "That's a second clean sheet in a week and it was a hard-earned clean sheet.

"We could have easily scored two or three goals from pretty clear-cut chances and we didn't give too many away. On the whole, I think a draw was a fair result in the game."

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