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Kerr, Gardiner slugged with suspensions

01/06/2009 05:07:56 PM Comments (0)

West Coast midfielder Daniel Kerr and St Kilda ruckman Michael Gardiner are facing one-match bans after incurring the wrath of the AFL match review panel.

Kerr was charged with striking Carlton's Marc Murphy before the opening bounce of their match last Friday night, and cannot reduce his penalty even with a guilty plea.

Gardiner has been charged with striking Melbourne's Mark Jamar, and can have a two-match ban reduced to one if he pleads guilty.

The Western Bulldogs also face losing star backman Brian Lake and forward Scott Welsh for their clash with Richmond on Friday night after both received one-match penalties.

Lake has been hit with a one-match ban for tripping Sydney's Jarrad Moore, while Welsh can have a two-match suspension reduced to one week if he pleads guilty to rough conduct over an incident involving Swan Jared Crouch.

But Hawthorn skipper Sam Mitchell and Richmond's Luke McGuane can escape with reprimands on striking charges.

The panel also slugged Carlton youngster Mitch Robinson with a one-week suspension for rough conduct, while Sydney's Crouch and Port Adelaide's Travis Boak have been fined $1,950 for negligent contact with umpires.

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