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Hartlepool lose appeal against Liam Donnelly's red card

Pools had appealed against referee Nicholas Kingsley's decision to show Donnelly a straight red card for his foul on Barnet striker John Akinde, which led to a penalty.

"The club's appeal against the red card shown to Liam Donnelly in Saturday's game against Barnet has been unsuccessful," Pools confirmed on their official website.

"The Football Association contacted the club early on Tuesday afternoon to notify us that the appeal had been turned down."

Donnelly will now serve a one-game ban and will miss Sunday's home FA Cup first-round tie against Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South side Stamford.

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