Incident leads to suspension
Players involved in a heated incident during a Horsham District football match at Quantong have spent Saturday’s round on the sidelines through suspension.
Southern Mallee Giant player Brock Orval and Noradjuha-quantong’s James Hallett felt the wrath of an independent tribunal which found them both guilty of conduct-unbecoming charges.
The hearing was the result of field-umpire charges after an altercation during a senior match at Quantong on July 29.
The incident, which led to Hallett suffering fractures to his face and spending time in hospital, is also the subject of a police investigation.
Police had called for witnesses of the incident to come forward.
The tribunal, which heard the case on Friday night, suspended Orval for five weeks, including two weeks suspended until the end of 2019.
It suspended Hallett for two weeks, one week suspended until the end of 2018.
The tribunal will be back in action tonight to hear cases involving Laharum joint senior coach Robbie Miller and Demons reserves player Trent Johnson.
Both are on striking charges from Laharum games against Jeparit-rainbow last weekend. • • • •