Coyne cleared

Perth Glory Captain Jamie Coyne will be eligible to play in the club’s next match after successfully challenging the red card issued to him in the second half of Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Newcastle at Members Equity Stadium.

Perth Glory Captain Jamie Coyne will be eligible to play in the club-s next match after successfully challenging the red card issued to him in the second half of Sunday-s 2-2 draw against Newcastle at Members Equity Stadium.

Coyne was issued with a red card for serious foul play, which carries a two match ban, however footage of the incident clearly showed the defender made contact with the ball and the club made an application for an Obvious Error which was considered by the independent Match Review Panel.

The Match Review Panel upheld the application deciding that, in possession of all the facts (including the Fox Sports broadcast footage), no red card or yellow card was warranted.

Coyne is now free to play in Perth's next match against Queensland and the red card has been expunged from his record.

“We felt as though we had a very strong case and we-re thankful that the Match Review Panel shared our view that the tackle did not warrant an infringement,” said Glory CEO Scott Gooch.

“The footage shows quite clearly that Jamie cleared the ball and any contact was incidental.

“Jamie is our Captain and a key figure on the field so to have him available for our next match is great news for the club,” Mr Gooch said.