13 Dec 2011

Pavlovic cops one match ban

6:05 am on 13 December 2011

The Wellington Phoenix striker Mirjan Pavlovic has copped a one-match suspension for a tackle in the dying minutes of his side's 1-0 A-League win over Perth on Saturday.

22-year-old Pavlovic was shown a straight red card by referee Ryan Shepheard for his rash challenge from behind on Steve Pantelidis deep into injury time.

The Phoenix have until midday today to appeal the ban.