The Football Association have confirmed that the red card shown to Hartlepool United midfielder Nicky Deverdics during Saturday’s game at Dover Athletic has been rescinded.

Deverdics was sent off in the closing stages of the game against his former club at the weekend but the club studied footage of the incident and lodged an appeal with The FA.

A hearing was held on Tuesday afternoon where the panel agreed with Pools’ stance that any contact between Deverdics and Dover player Connor Essam was purely accidental.

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