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Melbourne Heart's Beauchamp sidelined for two weeks

Melbourne Heart defender Michael Beauchamp has received a two-match suspension after his red card from Friday's loss to Central Coast Mariners was not overturned.

The Australian international was shown a straight red for his clash with Mariners midfielder Oliver Bozanic and was hoping to have the card rescinded but the Independent Match Review Panel upheld the referee's decision on the night, meaning the Socceroos defender will miss matches against Wellington Phoenix and Brisbane Roar.

Beauchamp had a horror night on his return to Bluetongue Stadium, needing constant treatment for a badly bleeding nose as well as the send off which did not help his side's chances of winning the Round 6 fixture.

Andrew Slevison
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