Livingston manager David Martindale has succeeded in overturning a one-match ban picked up in October’s clash with Dundee United.

The Livi boss was issued a fixed one-game ban after clashing with fourth official Lloyd Wilson when Livi loanee Ben Williamson was sent off for a challenge on Declan Glass.

After rejecting the offer of a ban, Martindale appealed and saw his sanction downgraded to a formal warning from the Scottish FA over his future conduct.

The Scottish FA’s website was updated to show the censure issued after they “proved” the rule breach by the Livi boss. stating: “Rule breach proved under deletion of “to show dissent towards, and/or remonstrate with, a Match Official thus acting in breach of the Laws of The Game”.

In a brief statement Livi confirmed Martindale’s appeal success, tweeting: “Livingston FC is pleased to confirm that manager David Martindale has won his appeal against the fixed, one match suspension offered by the SFA for his red card against Dundee United in October, with the sanction downgraded to a formal warning instead.”

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