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Ballantyne, Thomas face bans; Milne free

Ballantyne, Thomas face bans; Milne free
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Written by AFL Online on 3rd Aug 2009

Port Adelaide’s Matt Thomas and Fremantle’s Hayden Ballantyne could both be sitting out on the round 19 action having been handed one-match sanctions by the match review panel on Monday afternoon.

Ballantyne was charged with making forceful contact against Western Bulldogs Liam Picken. The incident was assessed as reckless conduct, low impact and high contact. The incident was given a two-match sanction that can be reduced to 187.50 demerit points and a one-match sanction with an early plea. The incident was given 250 demerit points and a two-match sanction that can be reduced to 187.50 demerit points and a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Matt Thomas of Port Adelaide has been charged with engaging in rough conduct offence against Hawthorn’s Xavier Ellis. The incident was assessed as negligent conduct, medium impact and body contact. Resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of three matches suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 30 per cent to 162.50 points. He also has 53.13 points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 215.63 points and a two-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 161.72 points and a one-match sanction.

Richmond’s Jake King can accept a $1800 sanction with an early plea having been charged with a second offence for wrestling Melbourne’s Aaron Davey.

The match day report laid against St Kilda’s Stephen Milne for striking the Sydney Swans’ Jared Crouch was assessed. Impact was below that required to constitute a report. No further action was taken.

The match day report laid against Melbourne’s Aaron Davey for wrestling Richmond’s Jake King was assessed. The panel said Davey was not active in the wrestle. King instigated the wrestle and continued it, while Davey remained passive. No further action was taken