Independent Match Review Panel - Round 15

The Independent Match Review Panel - consisting of Barry Such (Chair), Simon Micallef and Alan Davidson - convened to consider a number of incidents from Round 15:

The Independent Match Review Panel - consisting of Barry Such (Chair), Simon Micallef and Alan Davidson - convened to consider the following incidents from Round 15:

The incident involving Sebastiaan Van Den Brink (Gold Coast United) in or around the 33rd minute of Gold Coast United's match against Adelaide United on Friday night. As the incident escaped the attention of the referee, the MRP has the authority to consider the incident.

The MRP found that Sebastiaan Van Den Brink had committed an offence, namely "Unsporting conduct toward a match official" - and has proposed the minimum sanction of four (4) matches. The player has until 12.00pm (Queensland time) tomorrow, 24 November 2009, to accept the proposed sanction or refer the matter to a hearing by the FFA Disciplinary Committee.

The MRP reviewed the Red Card issued to Kristian Rees (Gold Coast United) following the Gold Coast United submission of an "Obvious Error (Red Card) Application" seeking to challenge the Red Card issued to Rees in the 33rd minute of the match against Adelaide United.

The MRP upheld the decision, deciding that, in possession of all the facts, no obvious error was made by the referee. As a consequence the MRP determined to impose the mandatory one (1) Match Suspension. This is the minimum sanction for this offence under the Hyundai A-League Disciplinary Regulations.

Red Card issued to Henrique (Brisbane Roar FC): The MRP determined to impose the Mandatory one (1) match suspension for his R4 Red Card for “Denying the opposing team a clear goal scoring opportunity”; in the 89th minute. This is the minimum sanction for this offence under the Hyundai A-League Disciplinary Regulations.