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A-League uphold Roy O'Donovan's 10-week ban for kicking Lawrence Thomas

Riley McGree's scorpion kick attempt stuns Melbourne City on route to a 2-1 win for the Newcastle Jets. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola takes time to meet Melbourne City players and fans in Australia. Steve Corica has an extra $1.3million in the kitty after pocketing a transfer fee for Adrian Mierzejewski. The second-longest A-League ban in history will stand after Newcastle Jets striker Roy O'Donovan failed in a bid to have his 10-week sentence reduced. O'Donovan had lashed out wildly in the dying minutes of this year's Grand Final against Melbourne Victory, kicking keeper Lawrence Thomas as he attempted to connect with a cross. The incident earned him an instant red card as his side succumbed 1-0 at McDonald Jones Stadium. Replays did the Irishman no favours, the kick clearly striking Thomas, who......


Published By: ESPN FC - Tuesday, 10 July

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