Following Greg Draper’s straight red card in the Boxing Day JD Welsh Premier League game at Newtown AFC, The New Saints of Oswestry Town lodged an appeal with the FA Wales.
Today, a disciplinary panel met at the FAW HQ in Cardiff to look at TNS’ appeal. After considering photographic, video and written evidence, the decision was made to rescind the red card.
The outcome is that the JD WPL’s leading goalscorer is now eligible for team selection, including Saturday’s reverse fixture against Newtown AFC at Park Hall.
Lead photograph: Draper collects the ball from the back of the net, following his penalty conversion at Latham Park on December 26. Credit: Brian Jones.