GARRY Haylock is waiting to see if there will be any fallout from Saturday's FA Cup at Kingstonian after he was sent to the stands and was then involved in a potentially explosive incident with home fans.
Hayes & Yeading United eventually won the tie 3-1 but when it was finely poised at 1-1 the United manager was dismissed for the first time in his career after clashing with Ks player Dean Lodge and the home bench.
As he walked around the pitch back to the main stand he opted to go through a section of home supporters, was set upon and almost pushed over the perimeter fence, although fortunately the incident was over almost before it began.
Haylock faced allegations of assault and he had to answer some police questions before being escorted away from the ground soon after the final whistle.
It is unclear at the moment whether any charges will be brought as a result, either by the police or by the FA.
Depending on what is in the referee's report Haylock could face a fine and a touch-line ban or both, while Kingstonian could be in hot water for failing to control their fans.
The flashpoint began on the pitch when Neil Martin was about to be booked for tripping Lodge and Haylock felt the referee was being inconsistent.
The manager takes up the story. "A Kingstonian player said something and I reacted, which I should-n't have done, and the Kingstonian bench got involved," he said. "It's all handbags and I probably should've shown a little bit of restraint.
"It's the first time I've been sent off and I wasn't sure what I had to do.
"I turned and went the same way that I came out for the half but I got to the corner flag and realised that was the Kingstonian fans' end.
"I was going to go round on the pitch but I thought the game had started and the goal is right up to the fence.
"I thought there were only about 20 of them and I would just get a bit of stick.
"I did get some stick and then this idiot wouldn't let me past so I pushed him out of the way and with that about 20 of them jumped on me.
"I pushed back, turned around and they let me through.
"Some woman then came and said to a steward I've assaulted her and apparently I've attacked a kid.
"Maybe a kid got pushed over in the rush but I certainly didn't attack a kid.
"With hindsight the referee should have said 'go across the pitch.'
"Apparently I was not shown a red card so I'm not too sure what happens now."
United's reward for the win is a trip to Oxford United, their sixth successive away draw in cups this season, in the Fourth Qualifying Round on October 25.
Oxford, who 20 years ago were in football's top flight and were still a league club as recently as 2006, are currently struggling in 19th place in the Blue Square Premier and Hay-lock is eyeing a place in the First Round Proper.
"It's going to be an interesting one," he commented. "It's a winnable tie but first of all we're going to have to get over the fact that it's a big stadium and a big crowd, but I think it will suit us. If we keep a clean sheet I fancy us to score."
News on the injury front is reason-ably good with Steve Perkins continuing his comeback as a second half substitute on Saturday, and left-back Leon Solomon was also on the bench although he is unlikely to figure in either of the club's next two games, away to sixth-placed Eastleigh on Saturday and home to Fisher Athletic, currently 19th, on Tuesday.
Tom Cadmore faces a late test on his ankle and the only players definitely out are Stafforde Palmer, who broke his ankle playing for the reserves last month, and Toby Little (knee), who is still some way off being fit.