The red card shown to Kyle Jameson in Barrow AFC’s defeat at Havant & Waterlooville was just one of the decisions that irked manager Ian Evatt, who is unsure about whether to appeal it.

Jameson was sent off with nine minutes remaining in the Bluebirds’ 2-0 loss at Westleigh Park last Saturday after tangling with Hawks midfielder Theo Lewis.

The 20-year-old defender, who recently had his loan from West Brom extended until the end of the season, had been booked for dissent earlier in the match, but was shown a straight red for an alleged stamp.

Evatt couldn’t have had a better view of the incident as it occurred right in front of AFC’s dugout and he is adamant that Jameson was not the only guilty party.

He said: “I don’t know [whether to appeal], it depends how it looks. It’s a really, really bad decision.

“Their lad’s just got hold of his leg then he’s feigned an injury, and then all of a sudden, 20 seconds after Kyle gets sent off, he bounces back up and starts sprinting around the pitch again.

“I think that happened a few times. It’s disappointing, I’m not happy and I went to see the officials because I think it was very, very poor from them on the day.”

Should Barrow accept Jameson’s red card, he will be unavailable for three matches, ruling him out of the clashes with FC Halifax Town, Chesterfield and Leyton Orient.

With fellow defender Brian Wilson out with a calf injury for close to a month, it would leave AFC short of cover at the back in the next few weeks, as they look to bounce back from having their eight-game unbeaten league run ended by Havant.

On the way that match was officiated, Evatt added: “In 23 years, that’s probably as bad as I’ve seen.

“There was time-wasting, the key match decisions I think they got wrong – it’s a clear handball again from a cross from Jack Barthram.

“Their lad’s kicked Dan Jones in the first half, off the ball, clearly in front of us. The fourth official has seen it and not done anything about it.

“I just thought it escalated due to poor officiating.

“That’s not an excuse because we were poor, but I just think that the way the game went was down to that, really.”