K rock Football

Day offered suspension

Geelong Amateur spearhead Mitch Day flies for a mark in Sunday’s win over Torquay. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG Amateur could be without spearhead Mitch Day either side of the mid-season bye after being offered a two-week suspension by the Match Review Panel for intentionally striking Torquay veteran Sam Wormald

The MRP was asked by the Tigers to look at the vision of an alleged incident during the third quarter of Ammos’ 26 point-win at KFC Oval on Sunday.

If he accepts the ban, Day, who has kicked 41 goals in 2019, would miss clashes with Newcomb and Ocean Grove.

The Match Review Panel has also offered a two-week suspension to veteran Colac ruckman Lochie Veale for rough conduct on Leopold’s Matt Gunn during the final quarter of the clash at Leopold Community Bank Oval.

The Lions asked the MRP to review the vision of an alleged incident during the final quarter of the Tigers’ 18-point win.

If Veale was to take the offer from the MRP, he would miss this week’s match-up with St Albans and the Round 12 meeting with Lara on July 13.

That’s the same day Vic Country, of which Veale is a member of the initial squad, clashes with the VAFA at Carlton’s IKON Park.

Day and Wormald both have until 10am Tuesday to accept or challenge their offers.


Two-week suspensions offered to St Mary’s defender Ryley Hall and Inverleigh midfielder Toby Manganelli have already been accepted.

Hall was reported during the second quarter of the Saints’ upset win over St Joseph’s at Drew Oval for striking Jackson Davis.

He will be sidelined for crucial clashes with Bell Park and St Albans.

Manganelli was reported during the opening quarter of the Hawks’ loss to Thomson at Inverleigh Reserve for making forceful front-on contact with Thomson’s Brady Johnson.

The 24-year-old will miss games against Corio and Geelong West.


Meanwhile, Queenscliff’s Riley Martin and Werribee Centrals’ David Sablich have both been cleared of any wrongdoing by the MRP.

Martin was looked at for alleged rough conduct on Newcomb’s Jordan Winsall in the Coutas’ 22-point loss to the Power at Queenscliff Recreation Reserve but was found to have no case to answer.

While former Lara star Sablich, who was playing his first game for the Centurions, also avoided sanction for making alleged rough conduct on Winchelsea’s Michael Bourdouvalis in Saturday’s win at Galvin Park.

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