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Patten whacked for three

Lara players remonstrate with Leopold forward Mitch Patten following his collision with Cats captain Matt Spence. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

LEOPOLD forward Mitch Patten has been offered a three-week suspension for a mid-air collision with Lara captain Matt Spence in Saturday’s GFL clash at Memorial Park.

The officiating umpire asked the AFL Barwon Match Review Panel to review footage of the first-quarter incident,

The MRP charged Patten with rough conduct over the incident, resulting in Spence being stretched from the ground.

Both clubs have the option to challenge the penalty.

Ben Moloney and Cam Tudor will be free to play in the blockbuster Saturday night clash between St Mary’s and St Joseph’s after they were looked at for alleged incidents.

The umpires requested the MRP to look at footage of an incident involving Moloney and an unknown North Shore player in the Saints’ big win at Windsor Park.

However, it wasn’t captured in the vision.

Tudor came under notice for a strike on Newtown & Chilwell defender Luke Maddock in Joeys’ win at Drew Oval.

However, the MRP found the contact to be insufficient.

A potential melee between Joeys and the Eagles was also looked at, but no action was taken.

At Burdoo Reserve, a potential melee between Grovedale and St Albans was given the all-clear.

In the GDFL, three Werribee Centrals players have found themselves with suspension offers following Saturday’s loss to Bannockburn at Galvin Park.

Nathan Johnson has been offered three weeks for striking Tigers midfielder Matt James, while Zac Anthony and James Gough are both facing two-week bans.

Two umpires reported Anthony for rough conduct on Jack Henderson during the second quarter.

Gough has been cited for rough conduct on Will Middleton during the third quarter.

Middleton came under scrutiny for an incident involving Centurion Matt Miller, but with the alleged incident not captured on the match footage, no charge was laid.

A potential melee between the two clubs was looked at, but no action was taken.

Anakie and Bell Post Hill have been fined $225 over a melee in the first quarter of their match-up at Anakie Reserve.

In the BFL, Anglesea’s Jordan Harrison has been offered a two-week suspension after the MRP reviewed a dangerous tackle on Portarlington’s Stan Hogan during the third quarter of the match at Ron Evans Oval.

Modewarre recruit Adam Boshevski has accepted a week after being reported for rough conduct on Torquay newcomer Baxter Mensch during Saturday’s loss to the Tigers at McCartney Oval.

It was better news for Boshevski’s teammate Brett Blair.

Blair’s report for rough conduct on Sam Wormald was later withdrawn by the officiating umpire.

Newcomb’s Kieren Bourke was cleared of a dangerous tackle on Queenscliff’s Sean Holroyd, with the MRP deeming Holroyd’s head made incidental contact with the knee of another player in a fair tackle.

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