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Ford free to play interleague

WINCHELSEA spearhead Will Ford is free to play in Saturday’s interleague clash between the GDFL and Bellarine after AFL Barwon chose to postpone a tribunal hearing until next week.

Ford, who has kicked 19 goals in five games to open the season, was reported and received a yellow card for a high bump on Geelong West’s Patrick Lowery in Saturday night’s draw at West Oval.

Meanwhile, Newcomb’s Cory Ogle is facing a two-week suspension after being cited by the Match Review Panel for a sling tackle on Torquay’s Roscoe Holmes during the third quarter of the Power’s loss to the Tigers at McCartney Oval.

And Leopold star Sam Scott’s been charged with carelessly striking St Mary’s young gun Jack Blood during the third quarter of the Lions’ 30-point win over the Saints at Anthony Costa Oval.

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The news was better for two-time reigning Mathieson medallist Matt McMahon, who was cleared of any wrongdoing in a second quarter incident with Colac’s Kane Leersen during Newtown & Chilwell’s win at Elderslie Reserve.

Belmont Lions midfielder Dylan Witney also had no case to answer for an incident with Bell Post Hill’s Daniel Maher in the Lions’ loss to the Panthers at Myers Reserve.

The MRP deemed the free kick paid at the time was sufficient.

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