THE SCOTTISH FA have reversed their decision to uphold Inverness striker James Keatings' ban for the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup final.

The forward was shown a second yellow card for simulation during the semi-final win over Rangers Colts, leaving Keatings suspended for the final against Raith Rovers.

The Highland club then appealed the decision, but were dismayed when Scottish football's governing body upheld the decision.

Video replays of the incident showed clear contact from Ciaron Dickson on Keatings that sent the Inverness striker to the floor, leading to widespread outcry over the SFA's adjudication process.

That led to a review of the decision, where the football association admitted that one of the three-person panel "did not undertake their obligations with respect to the consideration of all the available evidence" and ruled that the tribunal's veridct was incompetent.

Now, the SFA have rescinded the yellow card, leaving Keatings free to play in next month's final.