Lachie Neale hit with ‘dog shot’, Nic Newman handed one-match ban, Carlton beaten by Brisbane Lions, video, scores, result
UPDATE: Carlton defender Nic Newman has been handed a one-match ban for an elbow to the face of Brisbane star Lachie Neale that was described as a “dog shot” by Neale’s teammates.
The incident involving Newman and Neale took place during a furious Lions onslaught in the third quarter which effectively sealed Carlton’s fate, with Brisbane eventually running out 26-point winners at Marvel Stadium.
AFL match review officer Michael Christian deemed Newman’s elbow to Neale’s chin to as intentional conduct with low impact, but with high contact, resulting in a one-match ban being handed down to Newman.
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It remains to be seen whether the Blues defender will contest the charge at the tribunal during the week.
Newman found himself in close quarters with the Brownlow Medal winner during a boundary throw-in, when he threw an elbow that caught Neale on the chin.
Brisbane players were left livid at the incident and could be overheard on a nearby umpire’s mic yelling “that’s a dog shot” as they remonstrated with the Carlton defender.
Neale was able to run out the remainder of the contest, a fact that may work in Newman’s favour when the AFL’s MRO assesses the incident.
Brisbane split the contest apart in the third quarter, kicking five goals to two behinds to put the result beyond doubt.
Carlton gave a better account of itself in the final quarter, kicking five goals, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the 40-point three-quarter-time deficit.
Off-season recruit Josh Dunkley was outstanding for Brisbane with 33 disposals, 13 tackles and six clearances, while Charlie Cameron and Zac Bailey kicked four goals apiece.
Carlton was led by Adam Cerra, who also had 33 disposals. The Blues’ twin towers, Charlie Curnow and Harry McKay were held to just a goal apiece.
Brisbane will head back home to host Essendon at the Gabba in round nine, while Carlton will face the Western Bulldogs.
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