WEYMOUTH boss Brian Stock insisted there was “no contact” in the foul that led to Tom Bearwish’s red card during the 4-1 defeat by Altrincham.

Bearwish slipped on halfway and then scampered back to challenge Matty Kosylo, who cut across the defender before going to ground.

There appeared to be minimal – if any – contact but referee Daniel Lamport brandished red after a long pause.

Kosylo went on to net a brace, along with teammate Ryan Colclough, as Alty ended a five-game winless Vanarama National League run.

For Weymouth, Taofiq Olomowewe’s first goal for the club came as little consolation as for the second weekend running they were punished for going down to 10 men midway through the first half.

Bearwish’s dismissal was the sixth in 58 National League games of Stock’s tenure. Weymouth have taken points in just one – the 2-1 win over Bromley, who were 2-0 down with nine men before Jordan Ngalo was sent off in the 90th minute.

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Asked for his view of the red card incident, Stock said: “From my point of view he’s slipped on the halfway line and then as he’s got back the player’s driven past him.

“Apparently there was no contact but you can see why the ref’s given it. I felt the referee didn’t give us much all afternoon.

“We were fighting against 11 men and fighting to try and get a decision from the referee as well.

“These sometimes can be difficult times. We’re a good, honest, hard-working bunch of lads, as well as the staff.

“The preparations when you work tirelessly all week, put that amount of preparation in, and after 22 minutes for the second week running those preparations are out of the window.

“When you look up and down the leagues there were (11) red cards and not one of them have gained any points apart from Stoke.

“You can’t dwell on the situation, we’ve got a game (tomorrow) where we can correct the result.

“Work rate, attitude, desire, mentality – all of those things were there.”

Pressed on the red card, Stock added: “I didn’t have a particularly good view. I’m sure the fans from the sides and stands would have a better viewpoint than myself.

“The player himself, Kosylo, even admitted to one of our players that (Bearwish) never touched him. What can you do?

“He’s gone down, the referee’s bought it and sent Tom off.”

Stock paid credit to Alty, who he felt were “comfortable” against the Terras’ 10 men.

He said: “We want to try and win the game but at the same time if we go too gung ho and not stick to our defensive responsibilities we’re wide open.

“Even still, with 10 men and trying to stay narrow we still got cut open quite a few times by Altrincham with some clever intricate passing between the lines and (they) dissected our back four quite a few times.

“Sometimes you have to give them credit for that. If it was the other way round, we’d be in a position in being able to dictate a game – we did that first 20 minutes against 11 men.”