Cove Rangers manager John Sheran has been handed a two-match suspension for his part in a fracas in the League Two play-off final.
The manager of the Highland League champions will be banned for the first two matches of next season following a hearing at Hampden yesterday.
Cove was fined £500 following an injury-time brawl in the second leg against Cowdenbeath.
Sheran has been handed an imme-diate two game ban for Cove’s League Cup group games against Inverness Caley Thistle and Hearts, with an additional one-match ban suspended until the end of the 2018/19 season.
The Aberdeen side were beaten 3-2 by Cowdenbeath at Central Park in the second leg of the League Two play-off final.
The Blue Brazil won in controversial fashion with Jordyn Sheerin appearing to foul Cove goalie Stuart McKenzie, which stopped the keeper saving Brad Smith’s winning goal.
Cove ended the game with eight men following the brawl in stoppage-time.
Paul McManus was sent off for dissent and captain Eric Watson, Scott Ross, Sheran and Cowden boss Gary Bollan were dismissed for their involvement in the fracas.
Sheran was given the one-game ban for breaching Rule 203, which states: “No member of team staff shall commit misconduct at a match.”
He was given an additional one-game ban with a further one game suspended for breach of Rule 72 after criticising referee Stephen Kirkland and his fellow officials in his post-match interview.
Cowden boss Bollan was given a one-game ban for also breaching Rule 203 and his assistant Ian Flaherty was handed a two-game suspension for breaching the same rule.
Cove’s £500 fine was for breaching Rule 204, while Cowdenbeath were fined £1,000 for a breach of the same rule.
It states: “Where three or more players and/or members of team staff from one team are involved in a confrontation with opposing players and/ or members of team staff of the opposing team during and/or directly after a match.”
Meanwhile, Cove have placed Nick Gray on the transfer list. The striker is looking for a move because he wants more game time next season.