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Disciplinary Report for
Craig Morreau of Mystic River (Old boys)
Match Date: 01 October 2016

Location: Pine Banks Park

Red Card Offense

Player's Position:
Nature of Offense
Kicking a player in the head/face, and trying to continue to issue multiple blows to head/face area.

Teams and Results
Home:    Mystic River Score    0
Visitor:   Boston Irish Wolfhounds D1 Score    45
Time into match of Incident:   55
Score at Time:   (H)  0   (V)   40
Offending-side Captain:  Kenny Fagan
Opposing-side Captain:   Mike Zizza
Weather and Field Conditions
Low 60's, constant drizzle rain

General Pattern of Play
Pretty open, but mostly dominated by BIWH.

Detailed Report of Incident
In the dying embers of the match, there was a breakdown and stoppage of play about 5 meters outside of the Mystic defended try zone. As I made my way toward the impending scrum, I heard a commotion from the previous ruck. I immediately saw #3 on Mystic, Craig Morreau, while on his back laying on top of a mix of players, attempting to kick a BIWH player in the head. He successfully connected with at least 1, and had a crazed look in his eyes as I implored him to stop and as others on the field also tried to get him to stop. Everyone got to their feet, and no one was injured (the BIWH player who was being kicked had a scrum cap on). I talked to the captains and they agreed that it was a red card offense, and I sent him off the pitch.

After the game, when collecting the information from both teams, I went to talk to Mr. Morreau. I asked him if he knew why I sent him off, and he responded with: "every time your back was turned, he was giving me a punch or a kick, so I had to get him back!" I tried to explain how that is A) not an appropriate response to foul play, and B) if he had alerted his captain, and myself, then I would have been looking out for the BIWH foul play. Mr. Morreau said, he "needed to get him back, didn't care the repercussions," and that he understands why he was sent off.

  Matt Freund
Date Submitted:
  01 October 2016