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Disciplinary Report for
Dennis Caulfield of Trinity College
Match Date: 08 October 2016

Location: Colt Park

Yellow Card Offense

Player's Position:
  9
Nature of Offense
Late tackle with no attempt to wrap, dangerous tackle.

Teams and Results
Home:    Trinity College Score    47
Visitor:   Williams College Score    10
Time into match of Incident:   11
Score at Time:   (H)  7   (V)   0
Offending-side Captain:  Tucker Morgan
Opposing-side Captain:   
Weather and Field Conditions
Cloudy, grey.

General Pattern of Play
A Williams College player kicked the ball from behind their 22 meter line. Mr. Caulfield tackled him well after he had kicked the ball, without making any attempt to wrap.

Detailed Report of Incident
A Williams College player kicked the ball from behind their 22 meter line. Mr. Caulfield tackled him well after he had kicked the ball, without making any attempt to wrap. This was clearly a cynical tackle, with no intention of tackling the player for ball possession, simply to try to hurt him. The tackle was illegal and late, but not very dangerous or very late, so I could have simply awarded a penalty instead of a yellow card. I chose to award a yellow card because it was early in the game and I wanted to give the clear message that this kind of play would not be tolerated. Had this occurred later in the match I might have only awarded a penalty. I do believe that I made the right call, but it was a close call.

Referee:
  Bram van Buuren
Society:
  NERRS
Date Submitted:
  10 October 2016