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Bombers duo suspended at AFL Tribunal

05/05/2008 06:12:22 PM Comments (0)

Essendon's stalling AFL season has suffered another setback with Bombers Adam McPhee and Nathan Lovett-Murray both hit with suspensions on Monday.

That pair and Geelong forward Mathew Stokes were all served one-match bans by the match review panel for weekend offences.

McPhee was charged with making forceful front-on contact to Port Adelaide youngster Travis Boak in Sunday's match at Telstra Dome.

Lovett-Murray was charged with striking in-form Power forward Daniel Motlop.

Stokes also faces a striking charge, against Brisbane midfielder Michael Rischitelli during Saturday's clash at Skilled Stadium.

All three players could have escaped with a reprimand with an early guilty plea, if not for a penalty loading for their prior offences.

It means the trio all face one-match bans whether they plead guilty and gain 25 per cent reductions, or if they go to the tribunal and lose.

The only other charges laid were against Carlton captain Chris Judd and West Coast tagger Adam Selwood, booked for wrestling each other in Friday night's match at Subiaco, for which they both face fines.

Match-day striking reports laid against West Coast's Chad Fletcher and St Kilda's Justin Koschitzke were both dropped, as was a report against the Western Bulldogs' Stephen Tiller for making front-on contact to Sydney's Tadhg Kennelly.

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