Launceston's Jack Donnellan cops two weeks against North Launceston

RUBBED OUT: Launceston's Jack Donnellan marks in front of North Launceston's Josh Ponting last season. Picture: Phillip Biggs

RUBBED OUT: Launceston's Jack Donnellan marks in front of North Launceston's Josh Ponting last season. Picture: Phillip Biggs

Launceston half-back Jack Donnellan was the only player to cop a suspension from Good Friday’s heated clash at Windsor Park against North Launceston.

Seven separate incidents were viewed by the State League’s match review panel, with Donnellan’s high hit on North’s Kailem Baker deemed intentional, high contact and medium impact – warranting a three-match lay off. However, he accepted two weeks with an early guilty plea.

Blues key forward Rulla Kelly-Mansell’s bump on Bombers skipper Taylor Whitford was thrown out as was teammate Brendan Taylor’s hit on Mark Walsh.

Launceston defender Jake Nunn received a reprimand with an early guilty plea for a heavy clash Rhyan Mansell, which forced the North onballer to be taken from the field.

Nunn was reported on match day with the hit classified as careless, high contact, low impact and worthy of a week’s rest.

Walsh was let off a week’s ban for engaging in a melee as was Blue Corey Sheppard, while North youngster Arion Richter-Salter was reprimanded for instigating a melee.

In Clarence’s win over Lauderdale, Trent Standen for Clarence was referred to the panel for striking Haydyn Smith, but the contact was deemed too insufficient to not warrant a report.

Meanwhile, Clarence runner Brodie Fewkes got off from a week’s suspension for making contact with Lauderdale’s Clinton Brown.