TEAM Solent boss James Taylor has landed himself in disciplinary hot water following his late dismissal at Portland United on Tuesday.

Taylor, who was filling in as goalkeeper, was sent off “for violent conduct against the match official” four minutes from time.

The Hampshire FA have charged him with misconduct and suspended him from all football activities.

Team Solent, who lost the Sydenhams Premier fixture 2-0, were already down to ten men at the time of Taylor’s dismissal having had defender Ellis White sent off after 62 minutes.

The Echo’s sister paper The Dorset Echo described the Taylor incident as “bizarre”, observing that he had “picked the ball up and appeared to barge into referee (Chris) Simpson.”

Team Solent chairman Bill Moore confirmed the club had sent the required paperwork to the HFA disciplinary department and await confirmation of a hearing.

Taylor, a former England non-League striker and Havant & Waterlooville legend, will hand over the reins to assistant Mick Marsh for the last two games of the season - both against Marsh's old club Sholing.

They meet in the league at the Boatmen's Universal Stadium on Saturday and then again at St Mary’s on Wednesday, May 3 (7.30pm) in the Southampton Senior Cup final.

Under Taylor's charge, the Southampton Solent University side have lifted the Cup for the last two seasons.