Written by AFL Online on 14th Jul 2008
It’s been a long night at the Match Review Panel with 16 separate incidents having been looked at with six players facing penalties. Fremantle’s Dean Solomon will learn his fate when he faces the tribunal for his crude hit on Geelong’s Cameron Ling, leaving Ling with a broken cheekbone. The incident was assessed as intentional conduct, severe impact and high contact by the Match Review Panel gaining nine activation points, thus directing it straight to the tribunal. His bad record also gives him 32.81 carry over points, which will impact on his penalty.
West Coast’s midfielder Daniel Kerr has accepted an early guilty plea and will accept a three match suspension for striking Richmond’s Matthew White in the Eagles loss at Subiaco on Sunday.
Sydney’s Amon Buchanan has coped the most lengthy of this weeks suspensions so far, facing four weeks for rough conduct on Hawk Luke Hodge.
Three other play will cop penalties from incidents over the weekend. North Melbourne’s Daniel Pratt can accept a two match ban with an early guilty for making unnecessary contact to the face of Port Adelaide’s Brett Ebert while Fremantle’s Ryan Crowley can accept a one match penalty for striking Gary Ablett. Adelaide’s Richard Douglas can accept a $1950 sanction for making negligent contact with an umpire.
Melbourne’s Colin Sylvia can escape with a repremand for a level-two striking offence against Bulldog Dale Morris if he accepts the early guilty plea.
Jarrad Waite, Brett Deledio, Brendon Fevola, Cameron Mooney, David Wojcinski, Mark Johnson, Jimmy Bartel, Robert Warnock and Luke Ablett were all involved in incidents assessed by the Match Review Panel but no futher action was taken.