9 Dec 2010

Phoenix coach gets ban reduced

6:19 am on 9 December 2010

The Wellington Phoenix football coach Ricki Herbert had had his three-match ban from last weekend reduced to a single game, so he'll be in the stand only for Saturday night's match at Gold Coast.

The Phoenix had appealed the length of Herbert's three-match ban after Football Federation Australia upheld the basic suspension 24 hours earlier.

The club had argued that Herbert's ejection for abusing the referee last weekend in the match against Gold Coast had been an "obvious error".