WEYMOUTH manager Mark Molesley has denied that defender Brennan Camp was singled out for rough treatment in the 2-0 victory over Slough.

Portland-born Camp, on loan from Bournemouth, was on the receiving end of several robust tackles in the first half during the clash of third against fourth.

Camp was caught in the face by the trailing studs of striker Ben Harris as the two tumbled following a 50-50 challenge.

Minutes later, Camp was barged into a wall on the near touchline by Rebels’ midfielder Max Worsford, who earned a booking.

Speaking to Echosport, Molesley dismissed any suggestion Slough had targeted the in-form defender.

He said: “I don’t think they were targeting Brennan.

“Brennan Camp’s a tough, strong-tackling player and a few of them are tough, strong-tackling players.

“They’ve got some good, experienced players in there. No punches were held back – two teams going toe-to-toe at it.

“On the whole, it was completely fair. It was two very competitive teams going at it. I don’t think there was any real malice.

“I probably think there was no malice in the tackle, it was just poorly-judged.”

He added: “It’s difficult for the referee, emotions are high. It’s a six-pointer, two teams and nothing separated us before (Saturday).

“It was a really tough game and it’s competitive and sometimes that spills over. I couldn’t properly see (Camp hit the wall), I’ve got to be honest.

“It was across both benches. I saw Brennan probably slowed it down by retrieving the ball. I think it was handbags.

“With all that’s going on off the pitch at the moment, I think both teams conducted themselves really well.”

Dorset Echo

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