Geelong to challenge Enright charge

Corey Enright and Danyle Pearce battle for possession at Simonds Stadium. Photo: Pat ScalaGeelong will take advantage of a quirk in the match review panel system after by challenging a one-match striking ban offered to Corey Enright.

Because Enright is unable to play this weekend due to a knee injury – coach Chris Scott confirmed this on Tuesday morning – the reprimand offered to him by the panel offered no benefit for him and the club, and would actually be a hindrance.

Irrespective of the result at the tribunal on Tuesday evening, for a strike to Fremantle’s Chris Mayne, Enright will benefit. If he wins he will not accrue any carry-over points, while if he loses he will accrue only 25 for the next year, compared to 93.75 had he and the club accepted the downgrade for a guilty plea and accepted a reprimand.

The only other player charged in the first week of the finals, Mayne for a minor midriff strike to Geelong’s Steve Johnson, guaranteed his availability for the Dockers’ home preliminary final by accepted a striking charge.

That reduced his penalty from a one-match band to a reprimand and 93.75 carry-over points.

By accepting the charge Mayne is no longer eligible to benefit from his good record. The sharpshooter forward had been due to qualify for a good-behaviour bonus for a six-year clean record at the start of next season.

AFL TRIBUNAL – 5pm TuesdayCorey Enright (Geel) striking Chris Mayne (Fre). Intentional, low impact, body contact. 125 points.

Penalties accepted:Chris Mayne (Fre) striking Steve Johnson (Geel). Reprimand and 93.75 carry-over points.

The original release of this article first appeared on the website of Hangzhou Night Net.

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