LFC Women announced today that Melissa Lawley’s three match ban would be overturned following a successful appeal to the independent review panel. The 26-year-old forward was shown a red card against Leicester City last Sunday mere seconds after coming onto the pitch as a second half substitute.
Leicester City would go on to win the match 2-1 with the winner coming in the 81st minute after Liverpool played the entire second half down a player.
An FA spokesman said, “An independent Regulatory Commission has upheld a claim of clearly excessive punishment in relation to Liverpool FC Women’s Melissa Lawley...
“…the independent Regulatory Commission has withdrawn the original suspension and applied a one-game ban instead.”
Lawley will miss Liverpool Women’s next match on February 7th against Charlton Athletic Women. That will be an away match. Lawley will be eligible again for selection on February 14th when the Reds host Coventry United Ladies.
Liverpool currently sit 4th in the FA Women’s Championship table on 21 points. They’re 11 points behind league leaders Leicester City.