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Tyquin’s medal hopes in balance

Bannockburn midfielder Matt Tyquin will be sidelined for at least six weeks with a broken collarbone. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

THE Whitley Medal hopes of Bannockburn star Matt Tyquin are up in the air after being offered a two-week suspension by the AFL Barwon Match Review Panel for making careless high contact with Bell Post Hill’s Joel Page in Saturday’s loss at Myers Reserve.

Tigers officials were assessing on Tuesday night whether to accept the ban or challenge it at the tribunal.

Tyquin has been named in Banockburnn’s best on five occasions and kicked 17 goals in the first half of the season.

If the midfielder chooses to accept, he would miss games against East Geelong and premiership favourite Inverleigh.

Modewarre’s Troy Anderson will face the music on Wednesday night after his charge of intentionally striking Barwon Heads’ Braeden Eddy during the clash at Howard Harmer Oval was referred directly to the tribunal.

Drysdale has to decide whether it will accept the one-week suspension offered to Charlie Woodford for intentionally striking Torquay’s Paul McMahon in Saturday’s loss at Spring Creek Reserve.

Meanwhile, McMahon’s teammate Jake Reeves will miss games against Newcomb and Barwon Heads after accepting a two-week ban for rough conduct on Hawk Tevan Nofi.

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