Speaking after the match, Borough manager, Gary Smit was quoted as saying, and sending off: "I thought it was a good challenge in the middle of the field. Both bodies went for it genuinely. I think Arter was side on to the ball but Darius has come through strong but they’ve both gone for the ball, no problems there. The referee’s given a free-kick for Darius but under some pressure has now buckled and has now felt the actual incident has warranted a second yellow card for Darius. I felt his initial instinct was to say it’s fair, but after a moment or two of being surrounded by blue shirts, and under some pressure, and seeing a player lying spread-eagled on the floor and the stretcher coming on, his opinion has changed. I think it’s a very, very harsh sending off. The penalty, I thought, was unnecessary from the referee. His explanation is that the goalkeeper’s follow through has been too aggressive, but I thought that Steve [Arnold] came out well, he spread his body, the player got his shot off well, it was heavy and out of play, and I think when he made contact [it was] considerably after the event. His follow through has taken [Steve] into him, but I don’t think that is a penalty. I think [the referee has] got excited. Their players have surrounded him. His choice to give a penalty and then to send Darius off [in injury time] has been under pressure from the Bournemouth players".
Source: Cherries MAD