CHORLEY FC boss Matt Jansen insists Marcus Carver's red-card at the start of the second half 'ruined' their trip to AFC Telford United.

Ex-Blackburn Rovers ace Jansen was disappointed with the decision after feeling Carver made a 'genuine jump for the ball' as the Magpies grabbed a point from the 0-0 draw.

Speaking after the game, the 38-year-old was delighted with the sides' 'never-say-die spirit'.

He said: "It was not a sending-off, even the defender said it so we are disappointed with going down to 10 men but the team spirit, togetherness, discipline and the organisation was outstanding.

"The lads showed unbelievable resolve and energy and thoroughly deserved the point.

"They both went up for the ball and Marcus' eyes were glued on the ball and he has turned and flicked it.

"It ruined the game for us but I am overwhelmed with the discipline of the lads to not concede and it is another clean sheet for us.

"(Looking back) Playing the second half with 10 men it was a good result."

Jansen was not concerned about their options up-front after Carver being given his marching order.

"I think we will appeal it and we will be successful if they use their common sense at the FA and from what I have seen it was not a red card."

Jason Walker foraged away up-front for Chorley and his contribution was recognised by Jansen.

He said: "He has been brilliant since he has been playing he is a bright footballer and is a great asset to the club."

Chorley face another trip on the road when they face Prestwich Heys in the Lancashire FA Trophy, followed by the Emirates FA Cup Third Qualifying round tie against Spennymoor Town on Saturday.

Jansen said: "It is another trip to the North East (Spennymoor) but we will focus on Wednesday then look to the FA Cup tie on Saturday."