Fallon red card downgraded

Dons achieve partial success in appeal against sending off

Rory Fallon: Will only miss Monday's trip to St Johnstone

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Aberdeen striker Rory Fallon will only serve a one-game ban after his red card against Rangers was downgraded to a yellow.

Fallon was sent off for an apparent elbow on Rangers defender Dorin Goian in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Pittodrie, but the Dons successfully appealed against the decision.

And the New Zealander's ban has now been reduced from two games to one, which means he will just sit out Monday's trip to St Johnstone.

A statement on Aberdeen's official website read: "Rory Fallon's red card, sustained late on in Saturday's defeat at the hands of Rangers, has been downgraded to a yellow following the club's appeal to the SFA."

There was no such good news for Inverness defender Chris Hogg and Dunfermline midfielder Gary Mason, who failed in their appeals against red cards.

Hogg must serve a one-game ban after he was dismissed for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity in the 3-2 defeat by Motherwell.

And Mason will be ruled out for two games following his dismissal for serious foul play in the 4-1 defeat by Dundee United.