Outcome of independent MRP – Round 16

The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) – consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Alan Davidson, and Alan Contini – convened today to consider an incident involving Roy O’Donovan (Central Coast Mariners) that arose in or around the 23rd minute of Central Coast Mariners’ Hyundai A-League Round 16 match against Melbourne City FC on Thursday, 19 January 2017.

The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as the Player was expelled from the match by the Referee.The MRP determined that Roy O’Donovan committed the offence of “Serious foul play (e.g. when challenging for the ball)”.


The MRP has proposed a sanction of one match (the Mandatory Match Suspension), being the Minimum Sanction for the offence.