Halifax Town have taken exception to a nine week ban imposed on James Dean. The ex-Northwich forward had already missed three games after being sent off at Guiseley in September.
However, this not being ice hockey, referee Chris Kavanagh took exception to being manhandled by the charm merchant and Dean has been given a further six week ban.
Manager Neil Aspin takes the view that there has been an over reaction to a bit of rough and tumble stating, 'The punishment does not fit the crime. The length of the ban is excessive.'
Halifax are already without cup-tied loanee James Marwood and injured Lee Gregory for their televised match with the southern softies on Sunday.