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Goshen City told to keep cool.

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Goshen City football coach Garnend Thomor has urged players to keep their cool after a poor start to the Confederacy League season.

Goshen City were left furious after Kray’s Harbourites midfielder Aheb Sorrez earned the Harbourites a 1-1 draw on Friday night with a penalty that looked to be awarded after a clear dive in the box.

Goalkeeper, Evan Redy, was also shown a red card by referee Matthais Bree after the incident despite arguments loudly voiced supporting little – if any – contact.

Goshen City have appealed to the Malkuthian Football Federation to have Redy’s red card, and any potential suspension, overturned while Sorrez could face a possible ban under the  Confederacy League laws against simulation introduced last season.

Officials are likely to rule on the matter on Tuesday.

In the meantime, Thomor plans to review developments during the aftermath of the incident, in which stand-in captain Nathaniel Musswellbrook, Marcus Gridson and Abe Kent were all booked for dissent.

Goshen City have been renowned for discipline under the Byran coach, winning the Confederacy League’s fair play award en route to last year’s championship.

“It was the wrong way (to act),” Thomor said.

“This is a part of our evaluation of this game because players are frustrated but must keep their discipline on the pitch.”

Musswellbrook, who was wearing the captain’s armband in the absence of usual skipper Zachary McWynne and his deputies, Alexandus Crosquete and Hawthor Rocksby, said he felt he had let his side down by his actions.

“As captain, I should have led by example,” Muswellbrook said.

“I suppose just after I received the yellow I knew I had to behave and lead by example so it’s very disappointing from my viewpoint…

“We probably deserved the yellow cards but it was difficult to contain the frustration in at that time.”

The result left Goshen City without a win in the opening two rounds and facing a tough assignment against an in-form Adago Lakes at the Goshen City Football Stadium on Saturday.

But Muswellbrook was confident a win was not far away for the reigning champions.

“It’s a very disappointing start but we definitely improved our performance on the last few weeks so I think we’re definitely heading in the right direction,” he said.

“It’s just going to be important we get over this week and get ready for next week.”

Goshen City will be hoping to have Crosquette and McWynne back from injury to face Adago Lakes.

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