In­ci­dent leads to sus­pen­sion

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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. • • • •

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