Murray United star Archie Thompson to miss next weekend's derby against Goulburn Valley Suns due to send off against Brunswick City

TOUGH DAY: Archie Thompson was sent off on Saturday. Pictures: ROGER FINDLAY

TOUGH DAY: Archie Thompson was sent off on Saturday. Pictures: ROGER FINDLAY

Archie Thompson has been sent off for the first time in his career.

The star striker spent the final 20 minutes of Saturday’s clash with Brunswick City on the sidelines after being issued two yellow cards.

Murray coach James Coutts said it was an unfortunate moment.

“Obviously the referee wasn't going to change his mind, but Archie has apologised about that and we move on,” Coutts said.

Thompson will now miss next weekend’s clash with Goulburn Valley Suns (GVS) at home due to suspension. 

“It gives someone else an opportunity to come in and stake a claim,” Coutts said.

“I'm sure GVS will be pumped up for the game and we certainly will be, considering what happened down at their pitch earlier in the season.”

Murray sits just three points above GVS on the NPL 2 East ladder and will need to win to consolidate their position in the top four.

SO CLOSE: Chad Bugeja fires off a shot at goal for Murray United.

SO CLOSE: Chad Bugeja fires off a shot at goal for Murray United.

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