Altrincham’s appeal against Brad Jackson’s dismissal in the game with Wealdstone has been rejected.

The former Chester man was given a straight red card in Saturday’s National League defeat.

Alty had felt the challenge was deserving instead of a yellow card, explaining:

“Video footage subsequently reinforced the opinion that it belonged in the reckless category, for which a caution is appropriate rather than the ultimate sanction of dismissal.

“Film of the incident showed the former Chester wing-back did not raise his studs to endanger his opponent or make forceful contact with the Wealdstone player in such a way, and the club argued that it did not constitute serious foul play.”

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