Outcome of independent Match Review Panel - Round 13

The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) - consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Alan Contini and Adam D’Apuzzo – convened on Monday, 14 January 2019 to consider an incident involving Kye Rowles (Rowles) of Central Coast Mariners in or around the 46th minute of Central Coast Mariners’ Hyundai A-League Round 13 Match against Wellington Phoenix on Saturday, 12 January 2019.   

The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as Rowles was issued with a direct Red Card by the Referee.   

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The MRP determined that Rowles had committed the offence of “Denying the opposing team an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, as prescribed in Law 12 of the Laws of the Game.” 

The MRP confirmed that Rowles will serve a suspension of one (1) match, being the minimum sanction for the offence.