The AFL wishes to advise the Match Review of Week Three (Part One) of the Marsh Community Series has been completed. A total of three charges were laid with two other incidents requiring detailed explanation.

Charges Laid:

Jake Melksham, Melbourne, has been charged with Forceful Front-On Contact against Tom Scully, Hawthorn, during the second quarter of the of the Marsh Community Series match between Hawthorn and Melbourne, played at UTAS Stadium on Friday March 6.

In summary he can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Conduct, Low Impact and High Contact. The incident was classified as a $3000 sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

James Sicily, Hawthorn, has been charged with Striking Alex Neal-Bullen, Melbourne, during the third quarter of the of the Marsh Community Series match between Hawthorn and Melbourne, played at UTAS Stadium on Friday March 6.

In summary he can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Conduct with Low Impact and Body Contact. The incident was classified as a $3000 sanction as a first offence. The player can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea. 

Will Hayes, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with engaging in Rough Conduct (Tackle) against Dan Houston, Port Adelaide, during the first quarter of the Marsh Community Series match between Port Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs, played at Bennett Oval on Saturday March 7.

In summary he can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Careless Conduct with Medium Impact and High Contact. The incident was classified as a one-match sanction. 

Incidents assessed:

Contact between Melbourne’s Jack Viney and Hawthorn’s Ben Stratton from the first quarter of Friday’s match was assessed.The ball is gathered by Stratton at half back for Hawthorn and he is immediately tackled by Viney. Stratton is rotated and driven to the ground with both arms pinned. It was the view of the Match Review Officer that while this action constituted a dangerous tackle and was unreasonable in the circumstances, there was insufficient impact to constitute a reportable offence

Contact between GWS GIANTS’ Jeremy Cameron and Richmond’s Kane Lambert from the second quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The ball is loose on the wing. Lambert and Cameron chase the ball towards the boundary line. Lambert goes to ground and knocks the ball forward. Cameron applies pressure and goes to ground. In the process, Cameron’s knee makes high contact to Lambert. It was the view of the Match Review Officer that Cameron’s actions did not constitute a reportable offence.