Heffernan gets one-match ban

Perth Glory defender Dean Heffernan has been banned for one match, following his straight red card during Glory's 3-0 loss to Gold Coast United.

Perth Glory defender Dean Heffernan has been banned for one match, following his straight red card during Glory's 3-0 loss to Gold Coast United.

Heffernan appeared to lead with his elbow when constesting a header with Gold Coast youngster Daniel Bowles, and referee Kris Griffiths- Jones had no hesitation in showing a red card immediately.

The decision by the independent Match Review Panel means Heffernan will miss Glory's final game of the regular home-and-away season against Melbourne Victory, but will return in time for the finals campaign.