The Peterborough Telegraph has revealed that Peterborough United manager Steve Evans has been fined £1,000 by the Football Association. This came after he received two yellow cards to be sent to the stands in their weekend draw with Doncaster Rovers.
New rulings now included management and staff in the yellow card and red card process. Evans received two yellows during the game in question, whilst his assistant manager Paul Raynor was on the end of an instant red card. He will therefore served a touchline ban in last night’s Checkatrade Trophy match at MK Dons.
Doncaster are managed by Peterborough legend Darren Ferguson, and the game itself certainly turned into quite a competitive affair at London Road. Referee Darren Bond handed out four yellow cards, to players, on the day. A first half John Marguis strike was cancelled out in the second half by a commanding Ryan Tafazolli header.
Following the game, Evans spoke to the Peterborough Telegraph to heavily criticise the referee. He complained over the incident with came around his second yellow card, which he claims was because he has ‘half a yard outside the technical area’. He continued to say Bond is ‘a poor referee’.
Despite this negative press, it has still been a very strong start to the season by Peterborough. They sit proudly at the top of the Sky Bet League Two standings, where they remain undefeated. They are back in action at the weekend when they travel south to take on Chris Powell’s Southend United, who currently sit in mid-table.