CATS IN CLEAR FOLLOWING AFL MATCH
REVIEW PANEL DECISION; SAM MITCHELL ACCEPTS REPRIMAND
Ben Jensen 27 April 2011
By Ben Jensen
2011 ROUND 5 HAWTHORN HAWKS V GEELONG CATS GEELONG players Matthew
Scarlett and James Kelly are in the clear following the AFL Match Review
Panel's rulings today. However Hawks skipper Sam Mitchell will be ineligible
for this year's Brownlow after pleading guilty to a charge of high contact
on Steve Johnson but is free to play after just sneaking under 100 activation
points and a one-match suspension.
Matthew Scarlett cleared on contact with Jordan Lewis,
fourth quarter, as MRP ruled that he made contact with ball in his
James Kelly cleared on contact with Grant Birchall,
first quarter after MRP rules he was pushed into contact.
Sam Mitchell was offered and accepted a reprimand,
for high contact on Steve Johnson. Using the set formula, the incident
was rated 93.75 points with a guilty plea, which Mitchell accepted.
recorded a 19 point win over 2008 Grand Final victors Hawthorn, following
a huge build-up all weekend and leading up to the first bounce.
5.2 6.7 13.10 17.15 (117) DEFEATED
5.3 8.3 12.6 15.8 (98)
GEELONG: M Duncan 3 P Chapman 3 J Podsiadly 2 T Varcoe 2 B Ottens
C Ling J Bartel J Corey J Kelly J Selwood T Hawkins
C Bateman 3 J Roughead 3 L Franklin 3 D Hale 2 B Guerra C Young S Burgoyne
GEELONG: Taylor, Scarlett, Chapman, Lonergan, Selwood, Bartel
Mitchell, Suckling, Rioli, Bateman, Sewell
GEELONG: Taylor Hunt (knee - substituted in first quarter)
Cyril Rioli (hamstring)
at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
FIELD: Michael Vozzo (2) Jason Armstrong (26)
Troy Pannell (28) EM: Heath Ryan (14)
BOUNDARY: Patrick Tongue, Ian Burrows, Chris Roberts, Chris Morrison
GOAL: David Flegg, Mark Canning EM: Chris Appleton