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Roberts gets four-match ban reduced by FA

Jordan Roberts successfully appealed against a four-match ban after being sent off during a quarter-final with Havant and Waterlooville

Ian Morsman
Jordan Roberts is sent off in the Havant v Aldershot match

Jordan Roberts has had his four-match ban effectively halved by the Football Association disciplinary panel following a successful appeal.

The 20-year-old Aldershot winger was sent off in the 37th-minute of Tuesday night's FA Trophy quarter-final tie at Havant & Waterlooville following an off-the-ball clash with Havant's Perry Ryan.

But on reviewing the video evidence, the club decided to appeal the length of the ban and as a result Roberts will now only serve a two-match suspension - one for this incident and an additional match for his red card against Braintree Town in November.

Roberts' ban will be served with immediate effect meaning he will now miss the visit of Chester this Saturday and the trip to Alfreton Town on February 15.

Chairman Shahid Azeem told Get Hampshire: "Having review the video evidence from all angles, the club felt that it was an extremely harsh sending off and that Jordan's punishment was excessive.

"We are therefore delighted that view has been shared by the FA's disciplinary committee."


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