Roberts’ red card overturned

Photo: John Devlin. 08/03/14. FALKIRK, Westfield Stadium, Falkirk v Livingston. Players get hot headed after penalty award.
Photo: John Devlin. 08/03/14. FALKIRK, Westfield Stadium, Falkirk v Livingston. Players get hot headed after penalty award.
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Falkirk have won their appeal against Phil Roberts’ red card.

The Bairns lodged the request for Bobby Madden’s decision to be re-visited on Monday.

And the sending off - amid a 20-man penalty box melee when Simon Mensing fouled Craig Sibbald - has been overturned.

The referee had believed Roberts aimed a head-butt at one of his opponents but video evidence cast doubt on the verdict.

But after the hearing at Hampden today (Thursday) the dismissal has been quashed.

It means the forward is only suspended for one match - against Hamilton on Saturday - and not four.

Both he and Mark Millar will sit out the New Douglas Park match after collecting six bookings.