YORK City have appealed Alex Woodyard's red card in the 1-1 draw with Maidenhead United on Saturday.

Woodyard was shown a straight red card in the 20th minute after an allegedly illegal challenge on defender Zico Asare, with Neal Ardley's protests leading to a booking for the York manager. 

The dismissal forced City to play 80 minutes with just ten men, but a late Callum Howe strike cancelled out Ashley Nathaniel-George's earlier opener, alongside George Sykes-Kenworthy's important penalty save. 

Ardley has now confirmed that the club have appealed the red card, but should it prove unsuccessful, Woodyard would miss City's Emirates FA Cup second round clash with Wigan Athletic on Friday, December 1 (7.45pm), as well as the Isuzu FA Trophy match with Nantwich Town, and the Vanarama National League game with Rochdale, as per the Football Association

“We have appealed it, but we don’t know the result of that", Ardley told BBC Radio York.

"We think the result of that will come back in today, although I think it is a very harsh sending off, it’s hard because you are guilty until proven innocent.

"You have to try and overturn something, and that’s not always easy.”

Ardley was also disappointed with the sending off on Saturday, saying: “The sending off was a pivotal moment, to go 80 minutes with ten men away from home, it was right in front of me and I didn’t think it was  sending off.

“The fourth official gave it, the referee walked over to see what he thought and the fourth official said he had gone a bit high and over the top.

“The ref has got the red card out, so for me it’s the fourth official who has made the decision.

“I got booked for telling the fourth official that he made the decision, I don’t know why that is a booking.

“It’s tough then with ten men, we didn’t get it right at first because they were overloading us, so we made a couple of subs at half-time because we felt we needed a little more experience in there."