24th Nov, 2017

Bromsgrove Sporting's appeal against Spink's red card is successful

Craig Gibbons 9th Feb, 2017 Updated: 9th Feb, 2017

LIAM SPINK’S red card for Bromsgrove Sporting against Chelmsley Town has been rescinded┬áby Worcestershire FA today (Thursday).

The Rouslers’ midfield maestro was sent off for allegedly striking a Town player in the face during Saturday’s 4-1 victory which saw Paul Smith’s side return to the top of Midland League Division One.

But after viewing video evidence of the altercation Sporting sent an appeal to Worcestershire FA to get the decision quashed.

And this afternoon Rouslers boss Smith announced on Twitter the appeal had been successful.

Smith told the Standard: “It was a decision which I thought needed to be turned over.

“I spoke to the referee afterwards and was quite surprised how approachable he was.

“He told me what he thought he had seen and what was going in his report and he stayed true to his words.

“Luckily for me the game had been filmed and it has shown that the referee did not quite see what had happened.

“Common sense has prevailed and it’s nice to know we can speak well about a county FA so we are pleased all round.”

Spink will now be available for the FA Vase quarter-final clash against Buckland Athletic on Sunday, February 19 – the date his suspension would have started on if the appeal was unsuccessful.

Video courtesy of Danny Carter.

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