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Disciplinary Report for
Jack McCarthy of Fordham Prep
Match Date: 17 April 2016

Location: Grauert Field

Yellow Card Offense

Player's Position:
  4
Nature of Offense
10.4.e tackling an opponent whose feet were off the ground

Teams and Results
Home:    Fairfield Prep Score    43
Visitor:   Fordham Prep Score    19
Time into match of Incident:   20
Score at Time:   (H)  19   (V)   7
Offending-side Captain:  Aidan
Opposing-side Captain:   Matt
Weather and Field Conditions
Perfect and perfect.

General Pattern of Play
Fairfield Prep was winning most breakdown battles and thus was able to implement its pattern. Fordham Prep was having difficulty imposing its pattern onto the game. A big factor in the first half was that Fairfield Prep was unable to field, or even to see, apparently, most kicked balls due to the position of the sun.

Detailed Report of Incident
In possibly the only instance of a kicked ball that Fairfield Prep caught, a prop jumped to catch a restart kick, pulling his legs up while he was in the air. Mr. McCarthy made no attempt to play the ball and carried on with his tackle even though the prop was clearly off his feet. I knew it was at least a yellow card at the moment it happened, and the safe and balanced landing of the prop, despite Mr. McCarthy's contact, led me to decide that nothing more than yellow was warranted. The Fordham Prep offender, his captain, and his coaches clearly and immediately agreed with my decision. Mr. McCarthy served his sentence in the bin and the game resumed without incident.

Referee:
   Mark Stepsis
Society:
  NERRS
Date Submitted:
  18 April 2016