BRIDGWATER Town player-manager Dave Pearse is not concerned about the discipline of his side despite seeing another player sent off in Friday night's 1-1 draw with Cribbs at Fairfax Park.

The Robins were missing Jake Llewellyn and Jack Taylor due to suspensions after both were sent off in the Somerset Premier Cup defeat at Clevedon Town, and Mark Armstrong was the latest to see red after 37 minutes of Friday's encounter.

Town were 1-0 up when Armstrong threw the ball at Cribbs captain Jake Hodgson's head in a melee following a poor challenge by a visiting player - the visitors piled on the pressure in the second half and equalised in the final minute.

Asked whether his side's card count was a concern, Pearse said: “No, not really.

"It’s a bit like last year when Josh White was getting booked all the time – a lot of them aren’t sendings off.

"I didn’t think Jake Llewellyn’s was last week, and Jack Taylor’s should have been a yellow card. Some of them are stupid mistakes we could do with cutting out but I’m not overly concerned.

"This one was a sending off we didn’t need to have. I know what Mark is trying to do, he’s trying to wind them up, but you run the risk of that [a red card] happening.

“Just before the sending off we were working out what they were doing, we were stopping them playing out from the back and getting our shots off. It was a big turning point."

Pearse was pleased with the overall display his side put in, describing it as "a point gained" given their numerical disadvantage for the majority of the match.

“We worked so hard," he said.

"We had 10 men for an hour and still looked like we were going to win the game, so to concede a goal like that – it hit the post and has come back off Jake Viney’s heel – is hard.

“To be fair to them, they had a lot of the ball and used it well but I thought we worked hard enough to see it out.

“Since the dressing down I gave them last week the mindset has changed a little bit. Everyone is working so hard for the team and they have taken on board what we want, which is all you can ask for."

Bridgwater now switch to Les Phillips Cup action, with Roman Glass the visitors on Tuesday night - the two sides then meet again at Roman Glass in a league match on Saturday.

Looking ahead, Pearse said: “If we win on Tuesday we are in the last eight. We got to the semi-finals last year so we are looking to go one better this time.

“It won’t be easy – they came back from 4-1 down to draw here a few weeks ago so we know what they can do.”

Town's lead at the top of the division, meanwhile, was cut to a point after Westbury United beat Clevedon Town 2-1 on Saturday - Westbury also have three games in hand over Bridgwater.