EASTLEIGH confirm that they have lodged an appeal following Jake Hesketh’s red card during their 3-2 win over Weymouth on Sunday, January 2.

The former Saints midfielder saw a straight red card just moments before the half-time break, with the Spitfires leading 1-0.

Although Ben Strevens’ side then went two to the good, it almost cost his side points when they conceded twice late on but for a injury-time Danny Whitehall winner.

For 25-year-old Hesketh, who has already served a one-match ban this season for accumulation of five yellow cards in the National League, he could now face a spell of three matches suspended.

Although all in attendance at Silverlake Stadium were equally confused at the decision, the discipline was allegedly handed out by the referee for dissent.

A statement by Eastleigh FC reads: “We can confirm that an appeal has been submitted for the red card incident against Weymouth.

We will be able to share further information once a result has been decided.”