Independent Match Review Panel - Round 17

The independent Match Review Panel, consisting of Barry Such (Chair), Alan Davidson and Simon Micallef, convened to consider an incident from Round 17

The independent Match Review Panel, consisting of Barry Such (Chair), Alan Davidson and Simon Micallef, convened to consider the following incident from Round 17 of the Hyundai A-League:

The incident involving Ben Sigmund (Wellington Phoenix FC) and Adrian Leijer (Melbourne Victory FC) in the 36th minute of the match between the clubs on Friday night. As the incident escaped the attention of referee, the MRP has the authority to consider the incident. The MRP alleges that Ben Sigmund had committed the offence of "Assault on a Player (e.g. violent conduct when not challenging for the ball)" against Leijer and proposes a sanction of three (3) matches. This is one (1) additional match to the two (2) match minimum sanction for such an offence. The player has until 12.00 noon (AEDT) tomorrow to accept the proposed sanction or refer the matter to a hearing by the FFA Disciplinary Committee.