Gleeson rubbed out for two

Shepparton News - - SPORT - By OLIVER CAF­FREY

Euroa’s Brad Gleeson will sit out the next two Goul­burn Val­ley League games af­ter ac­cept­ing a two-match penalty.

The key for­ward and re­lief ruck­man was booked in the third quar­ter of the Mag­pies’ block­buster against pow­er­house Kyabram at Me­mo­rial Oval on Satur­day.

Um­pires re­ported Gleeson on the spot for strik­ing Kyabram ruck­man Jake Reeves in a gamechang­ing in­ci­dent.

Bombers play­ers flew the flag for their team­mate, with a scuf­fle tak­ing place fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent that also had Gleeson’s team­mate Matt Hess re­ported for strik­ing Kyabram skip­per Josh Vick.

Gleeson and Hess were given yel­low cards and sent from the field, re­duc­ing the Mag­pies to 16 play­ers on the field for 15 min­utes.

Euroa was 12 points ahead be­fore Gleeson was re­ported and the Bombers were able to push ahead by kick­ing 3.4 to no score when the play­ers were off the ground.

The Mag­pies lost the game by seven points.

The match re­view panel con­sid­ered Hess’ re­port and he will front the GVL’s in­de­pen­dent tri­bunal tonight.

Euroa play­ing coach JD Hayes said his side had to stamp out the undis­ci­plined acts from the game.

‘‘We touched on it last week with Trent Storer get­ting sent off that it can cost us in a close one and it did (on Satur­day), so we’ve ad­dressed it with the play­ing group and we know that’s not ac­cept­able go­ing for­ward,’’ Hayes said.

Mean­while, Mer­rigum’s Chris­tian Bar­nett will con­test a strik­ing charge against Long­wood’s Justin Van Merkestyn at the Kyabram Dis­trict league in­de­pen­dent tri­bunal tonight.

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