SWINDON Town have successfully overturned goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux’s red card from Sunday’s defeat to Oxford United.

The 23-year-old was given his marching orders in the closing stages of Sunday’s derby encounter at the County Ground for a challenge on Oxford substitute Kane Hemmings outside his own area.

However, video evidence showed that it was in fact skipper Nathan Thompson who was making the last-ditch tackle and Vigouroux was caught up in the challenge.

Despite subsequent confusion yesterday morning over whether Town had appealed the decision, they were informed by the FA later in the afternoon that Vigouroux’s two-match ban, with an extra game being handed out for having already been sent off once this season, had been overturned, to the delight of head coach Luke Williams.

“It is justice because he actually didn’t make contact with the player and, even if he had done so, I felt Lloyd Jones was in a covering position," he told the club website.

“It should never have been a straight red.

“Justice has been done.

“Lawrence is really important to us and as much confidence as we have in Will Henry, it is a very difficult time for a young goalkeeper to come into the side."

Vigouroux will now be available for this Saturday’s trip to Bury, as well as the away game with Northampton Town next Tuesday.

“At the time of the incident, I didn’t actually see who made the contact with the attacker,” added first team coach Ross Embleton following this afternoon’s development game.

“We have the fortune of having the analysis after the game and looking back, it was clear that Nathan had made the tackle but Lawrence was last man.

“Therefore, it was a booking more than a straight red card because Nathan wasn’t actually the last man, albeit that Lawrence was the one who got the red card."

Meanwhile, the investigation into Town receiving five yellow cards in that tie and the incidents that proceeded the final whistle on Sunday is still ongoing according to the FA.