• Minimum sanction... Nick Ansell has received the mandatory one match suspension. (Getty)
Melbourne Victory defender Nick Ansell has received the minimum one match suspension after being sent off against Melbourne Heart.

Football Federation Australia
3 Mar 2014 - 6:03 PM  UPDATED 14 May 2014 - 5:18 PM

The independent Match Review Panel – consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Alan Davidson and Con Diomis convened to consider the incident that saw Ansell dismissed in the 42nd minute of Victory's 4-0 derby defeat.

They confirmed Ansell will serve the minimum sanction of a one match ban, being the mandatory match suspension.

It means Kevin Muscat will be without the 20-year-old defender for Friday night's match against Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park.