Saints wanted out of match

MYRTLEFORD considered abandoning Saturday’s spiteful Ovens and Murray third grade match against North Albury at Bunton Park.

Saint officials confirmed yesterday they threatened to take their players from the field after a series of spot-fires broke out across the ground during the second and third quarters.

Four North Albury players — Elliott Longfield, Joel Escott, Trayvon Lawrence and Callum Fisher — were booked on six charges while Myrtleford’s Ryan Bisinella and Luke Waters were also reported by central umpire Thomas Gardner.

Fisher was charged with striking Bisinella, rough conduct and failing to leave the ground upon direction.

Myrtleford will ask the league to investigate a behind-the-play incident during the second term with the paperwork to be lodged in coming days.

Saturday’s under-18 match was the start of a bitter day between the clubs which ended with Myrtleford accusing North Albury coach Jason Akermanis of showing poor sportsmanship.

Akermanis described the claim as “rubbish”.

Meanwhile, Corowa- Rutherglen’s Lachie McLarty will also face the tribunal tomorrow night, accused of striking Lavington star Luke Garland.

The hearing starts at 7.30pm.