Six reports across three grades in a fiery round 13

Sam Maher is sent from the field against Albury. Picture: MARK JESSER
Sam Maher is sent from the field against Albury. Picture: MARK JESSER

Wodonga’s Sam Maher has been suspended for a week following the fiery clash against Albury.

Maher accepted the set ban after he was charged with striking Albury’s Joel Mackie in the second quarter of Saturday’s match.

It was the ruckman’s first senior match of the season.

He was the only senior player reported, but there were six across the three grades.

Wodonga’s Will Stefani and the Tigers’ Elliott Longfield were reported for allegedly striking each other at half-time in the reserve grade match, while Albury’s Jack Avage also faces a striking charge from the third quarter.

All have requested a tribunal hearing, on Wednesday.

Wodonga Raiders’ thirds player Callan Betterton has been charged with engaging in rough conduct, but there’s no set penalty offered, while, from the same game, the Saints’ Patrick Bren has accepted a two-match set penalty for striking.