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Fleetwood’s Eastham has red card rescinded

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Fleetwood Town defender Ashley Eastham has successfully has his red card overturned from last Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Scunthorpe.

Eastham was sent off by referee Mark Heywood, who had wrongly deemed the Fleetwood defender to have denied a goalscoring opportunity when he blocked an Ivan Toney header with his arm.

In a statement, The FA said: “An Independent Regulatory Commission agreed he did not deny an obvious goal scoring opportunity and, therefore, the player will not serve any suspension.”

Written by Will Montag

Will Montag is an English Literature graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an avid reader of fiction, and a lifelong Iron fan. Will enjoys various outdoor pursuits in his spare time.

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