Lincoln City fail to win appeal against Adam Smith's red card against Grimsby Town
Lincoln City have failed in their bid to have Adam Smith's red card against Grimsby Town on New Year's Day overturned.
The Imps winger was given a straight red after he fouled Bradley Woods late on in the tempestuous 1-1 draw at Blundell Park.
After reviewing the video footage the club lodged an appeal, but the Football Association disciplinary panel has stuck by the decision of referee Karl Evans to dismiss the player.
Smith will now serve a three-match ban which will rule him out of the away games at Ebbsfleet United and Southport and the home game against Newport County.
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