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Anderson to challenge ban

Lucas Anderson celebrates one of his 11 goals in Torquay’s 158-point hiding of Geelong Amateur. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GUN Torquay recruit Lucas Anderson will face the AFL Barwon Tribunal on Tuesday night after choosing to challenge a one-week suspension for an incident in Saturday’s win over Drysdale.

The former St Joseph’s star was reported for rough conduction Drysdale veteran Chris Lynch during the Tigers’ 41-point win at McCartney Oval.

If Anderson, who has kicked 20 goals in the opening three rounds, cannot prove his innocence, he will miss Saturday’s blockbuster grand final re-match with Barwon Heads at Howard Harmer Oval.

Meanwhile, Bell Post Hill newcomer Boe Collins has been offered a one-week suspension after being charged by the MRP for a dangerous tackle on Corio co-coach Joel Bennett.

It followed a review request from the Devils into an incident in the second quarter of the Panthers’ win.

The MRP also looked at two other incidents at the request of the officiating umpire from the same game, clearing Bell Post Hill captain Jack Yates and forward Nick Costello.

Yates was looked at for front-on contact on Corio’s Blake Ash, while potential rough conduct by Costello on Devil Steve Saddington was scrutinised by the.

The MRP also viewed footage of a potential dangerous tackle by Newtown & Chilwell debutant Liam Fiore on Leopold recruit Fletcher Wilson.

However, it wasn’t deemed as reportable.

The MRP findings didn’t include any information about a collision between Grovedale’s Nathan Deans and Bell Park’s Hamish Cunningham during the clash at Burdoo Reserve that left the Dragon taking a trip to hospital.

He will miss this week’s meeting with Colac due to concussion.

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