Gilman suspended by K&P, Lowestoft win
PUBLISHED: 10:10 29 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:24 05 July 2010
KIRKLEY and Pakefield striker Lee Gilman has been suspended by his club following an incident which saw the Ridgeons Premier Division game at Harwich & Parkeston abandoned after 39 minutes.
KIRKLEY and Pakefield striker Lee Gilman has been suspended by his club following an incident which saw the Premier Division game at Harwich & Parkeston abandoned after 39 minutes.
Former Diss and Wroxham striker Gilman was involved in an altercation with the referee having been shown a red card shortly after Harwich had scored to make it 1-1. The referee subsequently abandoned the match.
A statement issued after the abandonment on the Kirkley website said: “Kirkley & Pakefield FC would like to apologise to the referee and his assistants at this afternoon's game at Harwich & Parkeston for the behaviour of one of our players.
“This is conduct that cannot be condoned and the player in question has been suspended by the club with immediate effect. Kirkley & Pakefield would like to thank the Harwich & Parkeston committee and officials for their hospitality.
“A further statement will be issued in due course.”
Ridgeons League secretary and treasurer Nigel Spurling said: “We will be considering what we do in due course, we don't rush into these situations.
“I have spoken to the referee to ensure he is okay, but I have not received his report yet. What he did say to me was that he considers the conduct of officials from both clubs to be exemplary.”
Elsewhere, Darren Cockrill fired a hat-trick to keep Lowestoft six points clear at the top of the Premier Division with a 5-2 victory at home to Felixstowe & Walton.
Jamie Godbold added the other two goals for the Blues, who remain unbeaten.