No case to answer for Power recruit

April 3, 2024 4:15 pm in by
Portarlington's Shane Wiffen is carried from Ron Evans Oval during the Good Friday clash with Newcomb. (K rock)

Newcomb recruit Finn Anscombe has been cleared over a tackle that left Portarlington’s Shane Wiffen concussed during the Good Friday clash at Ron Evans Oval.

Wiffen, who became the first local player to go into the recently introduced 21-day concussion protocols for community football, landed awkwardly following the tackle during the third quarter of the Demons’ drought-breaking 31-point win.

He twice tried to get his feet before being stretchered from the ground.

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The incident was not caught on camera, so AFL Barwon’s Match Review Panel found that Anscombe had no case to answer.

Portarlington’s Mitch Turnbull was also in the clear over possible high contact on the Power’s Charlie Harvey during the second quarter, and that incident was also not captured.

Anglesea’s Jack Baker has accepted a reprimand for striking Barwon Heads recruit Matt Ogle in the Roos’ win at Howard Harmer Oval.

The incident was assessed as intentional conduct, low impact and contact to the body, drawing a one-week suspension.

However, an early plea means Baker is free to play against Modewarre in Round 2.

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The MRP also looked at an incident in which Ocean Grove’s Tyson Ruck split his head open in the loss to Queenscliff at Ray Menzies Oval.

The vision showed Ruck hit his head on a teammate’s knee while laying a tackle.

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