NTFL Match Review Panel: Round 5

AFL Northern Territory (AFLNT) wishes to advise the Match Review Panel has reviewed all matches played in Round 5 of the 2018/19 TIO NTFL season.

The following charges have been laid in the senior divisions:

Men’s Premier League

**UPDATED** 

Please note, Zachary Millar, of Wanderers Football Club had originally been charged by the MRP for striking player number 4 of Southern Districts Football Club in the fourth quarter of the TIO NTFL Men’s Premier League match between Southern Districts and Wanderers at Norbuilt Oval on Saturday 3 November 2018.

A charge of striking is a considered a 'classifiable offence' of which Millar was issued a two-match penalty or a one-match suspension as an early guilty plea. 

On Wednesday morning the charge was being reviewed for the Tribunal hearing and an error was uncovered, whereby Millar was in fact reported by the umpire for an ‘attempted strike’, which is considered a low-level offence.

As such, AFLNT officials consulted with the Reporting Officer to amend his charge to an ‘attempted strike’ which was classified as intentional conduct, low impact and an attempt at high contact, resulting in a one-match penalty. 

In summary, Millar was offered a reprimand as an early guilty plea this morning, which he has accepted.

Nicholas Yarran, of St Mary’s Football Club, has been charged with striking player number 22 of Waratah Football Club in the third quarter of the TIO NTFL Men’s Premier League match between Waratah and St Mary’s at Gardens Oval on Saturday 3 November 2018.

Based on the video evidence available, it was the view of the panel that the incident should be classified as intentional conduct, low impact and high contact, resulting in a two-match penalty. 

In summary, Yarran can accept a one-match suspension as an early guilty plea.

Benjamin Taylor, of St Mary’s Football Club, has been charged with forceful front-on contact/bump on player number 9 of Waratah Football Club in the fourth quarter of the TIO NTFL Men’s Premier League match between Waratah and St Mary’s at Gardens Oval on Saturday 3 November 2018.

Based on the umpire’s report, it was the view of the panel that the incident should be classified as careless conduct, low impact and high contact, resulting in a one-match penalty. 

In summary, Taylor can accept a reprimand as an early guilty plea.

Men’s Division 2

Lachlan McKenzie, of Palmerston Football Club, has been charged with engaging in rough conduct in the fourth quarter of the TIO NTFL Men’s Division 2 match between Palmerston and Banks Football Club at Asbuild Oval on Saturday 27 October 2018. 

Based on the umpire’s report, it was the view of the panel that the incident should be classified as intentional conduct, low impact and contact to the body, resulting in a one-match penalty. 

In summary, McKenzie can accept a reprimand as an early guilty plea.
 

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