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'Pies pair Didak, Davis cleared by AFL

28/07/2008 07:50:22 PM Comments (0)

Collingwood's stuttering top-four bid has received a much-needed boost with small forwards Alan Didak and Leon Davis cleared to play this weekend by the AFL match review panel.

A striking charge against Didak and a front-on contact report against Davis arising from the Pies' 48-point loss to Essendon last weekend were thrown out by the panel.

Only Melbourne tagger Lynden Dunn found himself facing a charge after the panel spent the day turfing out most of the reports made by field umpires during the weekend's matches.

The panel offered Dunn the chance to accept a reprimand rather than suspension for his strike on North Melbourne onballer Brent Harvey if he makes an early guilty plea.

But a second striking charge against Dunn, and reports on Davis and Didak, Essendon's Scott Lucas and Port Adelaide's Nick Lower were all thrown out.

In a statement outlining its findings, the panel said Davis' front-on contact against Essendon's Jobe Watson was not forceful.

It also dismissed the impact of Didak's strike on Essendon's Henry Slattery, Lucas' strike on Collingwood's Harry O'Brien and Dunn's second alleged offence against Harvey as below that required to constitute a report.

The panel also threw out the report against Port defender Lower, saying he had no alternative way to contest the ball when he made front-on contact with Fremantle midfielder Brett Peake.

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