Falkirk have confirmed they have appealed Steven Hetherington’s red card in the 3-1 win over Clyde that saw players on both sides baffled when the referee pointed to the spot.

The Bairns were cruising to a 3-0 win at Broadwood when David Goodwillie’s shot at goal went wide under pressure from Hetherington and keeper Paddy Martin, with Goodwillie blasting home the spot-kick.

That left the Bairns down to ten for the final 17 minutes as they picked up a much-needed win that kept them within three points of the top of the table.

In a brief statement, Falkirk confirmed they would be appealing the ban, with a hearing set for tomorrow ahead of the Bairns facing his old club Alloa this weekend.

“Falkirk Football Club can announce that Steven Hetherington’s dismissal against Clyde on Saturday 30th October will be appealed.

“A claim of wrongful dismissal has been submitted following the decision to dismiss Steven Hetherington for the offence of denying the opposing team or opponent a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity as defined by law 12.

“A fast track tribunal hearing will take place on Wednesday 3rd November.”

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