Lisbie’s red card appeal successful

Kevin Lisbie will play a part in Colchester United’s play-off push after the FA today overturned his three-match suspension.

COLCHESTER United were given a major boost today with the news that Kevin Lisbie’s three-match suspension has been overturned by the Football Association.

The 31-year-old striker was sent off by referee Michael Jones at Charlton on Tuesday night after he went head-to-head with opposition skipper Nicky Bailey.

A failed appeal could have potentially seen Lisbie miss out on Colchester’s late push for the play-offs, but manager Aidy Boothroyd will now have his top goalscorer available.

“I think in situations like this you put your faith in the system,” said the U’s boss.

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“The FA and referees get a lot of bad press but a lot of the time it is totally unjustified. When you get a result like this, common sense prevails.”

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