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Dec 2, 2012

Coaches forgive under-fire referee

Rival coaches Rado Vidosic and Gary Van Egmond adopted a forgive and forget attitude after the standard of A-League refereeing again came under fire following the controversial sending-off of Brisbane's Thomas Broich on Saturday night.

The Roar overcame the loss of German star Broich, who was dismissed by referee Brenton Hayward in the first half along with Newcastle central defender Josh Mitchell, to win 1-0 at Suncorp Stadium.

Officiating in just his third match, Hayward is understood to have admitted making a mistake in showing Broich a red card for violent conduct following a clash with Mitchell just before halftime.

Sections of the 12,000 strong crowd booed and heckled Hayward off the field at halftime.

The A-League's match review panel will examine the incident on Monday and have the power to rescind the red card if they deem it was not warranted.

Vidosic expects Broich to be playing against Western Sydney next weekend.

Mitchell's dismissal followed the yellow card he received three minutes earlier for a clumsy challenge on Brisbane fullback Jack Hingert that resulted in a penalty.

Besart Berisha made no mistake from the spot for his fifth goal of the season, handing the defending champions a much-needed win.

The game's biggest talking point occurred after Mitchell took offence to an innocuous-looking challenge from Broich, jumped to his feet and shoved over the midfielder.

Broich then jumped back up and confronted Mitchell as players ran from all parts of the field to join the melee with Erik Paartalu lucky to escape sanction after charging some distance to make heavy contact with Mitchell.

The incident again raised the question of the A-League moving to full-time referees, but both coaches jumped to the defence of Hayward.

"We're all human, we all make mistakes," said Vidosic.

"I don't think he (Hayward) should be punished,"

While Van Egmond pointed out his side received seven yellow cards from 13 fouls and Brisbane escaped a yellow card despite committing one less foul, he was not openly critical of the inexperienced Hayward.

"He's a young fellow and he's going to be better for the experience he'll gain and there's a number of them like him out there," he said.

Van Egmond said he'll again speak to the referees about the high number of bookings awarded against his players.

"Every week we seem to get more than five and if we get more than five we get fined," he said.

"My CEO won't happy with me again so we'll just be trying to get a please explain about what we can try and do better."

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