BRIDPORT manager Chris Herbst has revealed the Bees are mindful of future disciplinary problems this season after a spate of red cards.

Herbst, coach Jim Lukosius plus defenders Darren Lock and George Calverley have all been dismissed in the current campaign.

The Bees’ latest transgression came in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Elburton Villa when Lock received his marching orders for two quick yellow cards.

In addition to Lock’s two cautions, Bridport have also been shown 45 separate yellow cards in league and cup action.

Asked if poor discipline needed to be addressed, Herbst replied: “We’ve spoken about that.

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“From the player point of view, when they get a decision go against them they’ve just got to get up, smile and switch straight on.

“Forget the rest and let the management (protest). We had a long chat after the game and we’ve got to be more streetwise to it, 100 per cent.

“There’s a lot of teams that just get up and play regardless.”

Herbst also felt the officials missed a potential Elburton red card for a tackle on Bridport striker Sol Ayunga, which left the forward nursing a nasty gash on his shin.

He said: “It was over the ball and nothing. It’s a red card. If his leg was planted, he would’ve snapped his leg, no doubt about it.

“His shin is huge and the stud marks are going straight across. I can’t work it out. I’m not saying Darren’s wasn’t a second yellow, it definitely was.

“That was at 30 minutes so if they go down to 10 men the game’s completely different. Sol’s now going to be out for a couple of weeks, he can’t walk, and there’s not even a foul.

“That’s what’s mind-boggling.”

Bridport travel to Bovey Tracey on Saturday (3pm).