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Last Updated: Monday, 7 January 2008, 13:14 GMT
Whites blast ban on Widdrington
Salisbury City manager Nick Holmes
Holmes expects Salisbury to speak out on the saga this week
Salisbury boss Nick Holmes was furious after assistant boss Tommy Widdrington was barred by the hosts from attending the goalless draw at Rushden.

Widdrington was headbutted by Rushden boss Garry Hill at the end of the 1-1 draw between the sides in September.

Holmes told BBC Radio Wiltshire: "I'm extremely disappointed you can't bring your coach to a game.

"The fax we got told us implicitly if he was on the coach he would be evicted or not allowed to leave the coach."

"There didn't seem much point bringing him there if that was the way it was going to be. The lads were disappointed and it probably gave them more to fight for."

Holmes was delighted with his side's performance as they survived incessant Rushden pressure to claim a point after Ian Herring's first-half red card for fouling Wayne Hatswell.

We defended ever so well from the front
Nick Holmes

"It was a great battle, I thought we did ever so well with 10 men for over an hour and we even had the occasional chance to score ourselves.

"But it was backs-to-the-wall but we defended ever so well from the front. Even I said 'well done' at the end."

And the Whites want referee Gary Scott to have another look at Herring's 27th-minute dismissal.

"I didn't see it but our boys thought it was very harsh for what he did. We'll have a look at the video and I've asked the referee to do likewise and we'll see how it looks."

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