Following a Disciplinary Panel meeting on Thursday evening, the claim for Wrongful Dismissal involving Manny Smith was successful and the standard punishment withdrawn.
This means that Manny will be available for our next game with Woking.
The charge against him was for not making a genuine attempt to play the ball, which is punishable by a sending off, but the club felt Manny did make a challenge that had a reasonable chance of being successful. There was no holding, pulling, pushing or he every possibility to play the ball.
While the sending off remains on the player’s record, no further period of suspension needs to be served and.it will not count towards an additional match suspension, should he be dismissed again this season.