Albury Thunder hooker Andrew Smith offered four-game suspension for striking

IN TROUBLE: Albury hooker Andrew Smith in action against Gundagai on Sunday at Greenfield Park, before being sent off. Picture: James Wiltshire
IN TROUBLE: Albury hooker Andrew Smith in action against Gundagai on Sunday at Greenfield Park, before being sent off. Picture: James Wiltshire

ALBURY hooker Andrew Smith faces a four-game suspension in the fallout from the Thunder’s loss to Gundagai on Sunday.

Smith was sent off in the 77th minute of Albury’s 40-22 loss to Gundagai at Greenfield Park.

Subsequently, Smith has been charged with a high grade striking offence which has resulted in a four-game suspension.

The Thunder have until Wednesday morning to accept the penalty, or can fight the charge at the judiciary.

It was a tough day at the office for the Thunder, who fell to their third successive defeat.

Even the club’s twitter account was critical of the performance, particularly that of captain-coach Tuki Jackson in the first half.