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Disciplinary Report for
Joyce Ty of Worcester Shamrocks
Match Date: 23 April 2016

Location: Crompton Park, Worcester, MA

Yellow Card Offense

Player's Position:
  Wing Forward
Nature of Offense
Yellow Card - 10.3(b) repeated infringement by the team, 10.4(e) dangerous tackling, above the line of the shoulders.

Teams and Results
Home:    Worcester Shamrocks Score    64
Visitor:   Charles River Women Score    7
Time into match of Incident:   60
Score at Time:   (H)  50   (V)   7
Offending-side Captain:  Sara Dillingham
Opposing-side Captain:   Alicia Scahill
Weather and Field Conditions
50's with increasing sunshine as the match wore on. Short and narrow grass pitch (76m x 52m) in generally good condition.

General Pattern of Play
The Shamrocks owned the game from the first kickoff. They distributed the ball at will and scored a total of ten tries, all through their backs. Regardless, the attitude of both sides was positive before, during, and after the match.

Detailed Report of Incident
As the teams were retiring for the halftime break, I called both captains in to let them know that I had noticed a pattern of sloppy tackling creeping in during the last 10 minutes of the half, and that in the 2nd half I would be strictly sanctioning tackles that started above the shoulders. At about 50 minutes, I awarded a full penalty to Charles River for a high tackle and admonished the captain and the offending player, telling them that the next high tackle would result in at least a yellow card. At 60 minutes, Joyce Ty attempted a tackle that started above the shoulder. While the tackle was not in and of itself "dangerous," I followed through on my earlier warning. Both player and captain accepted the sanction without question and the game played out without any further issues from either side.

  Dean Jorgensen
Date Submitted:
  24 April 2016