The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) - consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Alan Davidson and Alan Contini - convened to consider the following incident from Round 7 of the Hyundai A-League:
1. The incident involving Jacob Burns (Perth Glory) in or around the 44th minute of Perth Glory’s game against Central Coast Mariners on Saturday evening. The MRP has the authority to consider the incident pursuant to clause 9.1(c)(i) of the Hyundai A-League Disciplinary Regulations. In reviewing the incident during this afternoon’s meeting, the MRP took into consideration submissions lodged by Perth Glory. The MRP determined that the Player had committed the offence of "Assault on a Player (e.g. violent conduct when not challenging for the ball)" against John Hutchinson and proposed a sanction of the Mandatory Match Suspension plus one (1) addition Match. This is the minimum sanction for such an offence under the Hyundai A-League Disciplinary Regulations.