Colby Hards to miss first final

IMPERIALS’ Colby Hards will miss the first week of the finals after being found guilty of striking and suspended for three matches at Thursday’s special sitting of the Sunraysia Football Netball League (SFNL) independent tribunal.

Hards pleaded not guilty to a charge of striking Irymple’s Victor Caristo during the second quarter of the fiery round 14 clash at City Oval, but after hearing evidence from key witnesses and viewing video from the game the three-man tribunal handed down a guilty verdict.

Teammate Luke Sicker was suspended for two matches after he pleaded guilty to striking Nathan Hamence in the second term.

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