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Carlton's Scotland faces gouging charge

By Roger Vaughan 11/04/2005 07:21:10 PM Comments (0)

Carlton onballer Heath Scotland will answer the serious allegation of gouging when he fronts the AFL tribunal.

The match review panel referred Scotland directly to the tribunal, without the option of accepting a penalty, "for misconduct in that he made unnecessary and unreasonable contact to the face" of former Collingwood team-mate Tarkyn Lockyer.

Video footage of the incident shows Lockyer on the ground and Scotland's hand briefly on his face, with the Magpie clearly unhappy about the contact.

The match review panel decided it was a level-three offence, ruling it was intentional, low impact, in play and high contact.

Blues midfielder Scott Camporeale was offered a one-match ban for allegedly striking arch-rival Brodie Holland in the first quarter.

Melbourne midfielder Brent Moloney can accept a two-game suspension for rough conduct after Friday night's incident, which left former Geelong team-mate Jimmy Bartel with severe concussion.

Bartel was falling to the ground when Moloney appeared to make contact to the head with his hip.

Camporeale and Moloney have until Tuesday morning to accept their penalties or decide to contest the charges.

Melbourne tall utility Brad Miller will most-likely accept a reprimand for rough conduct against Geelong's Brad Ottens, while West Coast midfielder Daniel Kerr can accept a $900 wrestling fine.

The match review panel decided to take no action against Essendon full-forward Matthew Lloyd, whose contact with Hawthorn first-year player Josh Thurgood left the 19-year-old with a depressed fracture of the cheekbone.

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