EDIT: On 24/01/11 Liam Reddy was handed down a two match suspension, the decision accepted by Sydney FC.

What can only be described as a ‘right hook’ could land Sydney ‘keeper Liam Reddy in strife, a visit to the Match Review Panel almost certainly on the cards.

Reddy clashed mid-air with Matt Simon in the 37th minute of the game at Bluetongue Stadium on Sunday. As the pair fell together in a heap, Reddy allegedly punched Simon in what appeared to be the stomach.

Questions regarding the incident came as a surprise to Sydney coach Vitezslav Lavicka, who was unaware of his players indiscretion.

“I don’t know what you mean? I didn’t see that moment. It was a tough challenge between their striker and our ‘keeper – hard to say”.

It was no such surprise for Simon, who took the rough play in his stride.

“It seems to be always a battle when I’m playing! I enjoy that sort of stuff as everyone knows – you just get on with the game.

“I cop heaps every game don’t I?” said Simon.

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Mariners coach Graham Arnold also weighed in on the incident, jovially desiring repercussions.

“The Match Review panel should be good. For once someone else hey?”

However, a composed Simon didn’t seem to want to take matters further.

“It was a bit of a scramble. We’ll leave it on the field.”

Next week the Central Coast face off with Adelaide United in what will be a defining moment of their season. A win here would give the Mariners a four point advantage over third placed Adelaide. Graham Arnold had some short yet powerful words for the Reds, who will be confident after their 8-1 drumming over North Queensland Fury this week.

“We’re not North Queensland”.

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Editor of The Football Sack for three years, Matthew now spends his time sipping Merlot whilst watching the latest installment of Thursday FC.