LEE Sinnott took it on the chin after seeing Altrincham’s three-game unbeaten run ‘unravel’ in a second-half that included three Woking goals, two injuries and a sending-off at the J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday.

Alty were left reflecting on the questionable justice of a 3-0 scoreline after matching promotion contenders Woking for 45 minutes and hitting the bar with a dipping long-range volley from midfielder Jake Moult.

Sinnott’s side finished with nine men, after injuries to Simon Richman and Ryan Crowther and a straight red card for left-back Adam Griffin, and the Alty boss summed up the second-half turnaround by saying: "It was like a thread was picked, and the stitching slowly came away. We put a lot of effort in, but it unravelled for us after a really good, evenly-fought first half.

"You could have flipped a coin in that first period, it was so close.

They are a dangerous animal, very sharp and strong up front, and could easily have scored. But then again, so could we.

"And if we had, with that wonderful piece of control and instant volley from Jake, we would have been looking at another goal of the season contender, along with those earlier strikes by Adam Griffin and James Lawrie.

"You could say one or two key decisions went against us, but I’m not going to question the referee. There were calls for a red card when Damian Reeves was fouled on the edge of the area, but a covering defender was ready to mop up, and I’ve no qualms about it being a yellow.

"Equally, you can argue that Griff hasn’t got a bad bone in his body and is honest as the day’s long. But if you career into someone, it’s judged on that, rather than what sort of character you are. Griff said he slipped on the wet surface, and that’s why it happened. It was just one of those things.’

Sinnott hopes Richman will recover from a bang on his knee for Saturday’'s home game with Braintree (3pm), but Crowther is likely to be out with a suspected cracked rib.