Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner admitted his striker Terry Gornell could have no complaints after being sent off during the eventful 3-1 win over Hereford.
Gornell is expected to be given a three-match ban and now faces the heartache of missing Shrewsbury's Carling Cup third round clash at Arsenal later this month through suspension for lunging in on Hereford goalkeeper Dave Cornell.
"I wouldn't argue with the referee," said Turner. "I would like to have another look at it but once the goalkeeper's committed to the save, I think Terry did go in with his studs up and that was my impression from the dugout."
He added: "I think it was over enthusiasm to try and get on the end of the ball. Goalscorers are like that but I wouldn't argue with the referee at this point. Terry will suffer greatly because of that and will miss going to the Emirates."
While it was a disappointing day for Gornell, it was a much more productive afternoon for Marvin Morgan, his strike partner, who scored twice to propel Shrewsbury to a fourth successive victory in League Two.
"Marvin's always going to get in for chances," said Turner, a big admirer of the forward he signed from Aldershot in the summer. "In some of the games he's missed some fairly simple chances but he took his two goals well and he worked tremendously hard for the team."
Hereford boss Jamie Pitman, whose team remain in the bottom two, said: "The sending off was a big blow for them and the momentum was with us. We hit the bar and then we had another great chance before they go and score their third goal about a minute later. The game was really dead and buried from there.
"We were more on top for a time and I think they can count themselves a little bit lucky to end up winning 3-1.
"We've had our moments but so have they on the counter attack. If we got a second goal, it's a completely different game. We stretched them very well second half."
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