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Disciplinary Report for
Binang Hornbuckle of WPI Men's 1st
Match Date: 21 October 2018

Location: WPI Alumni FIeld 100 Institute Rd Worcester, MA 01609

Yellow Card Offense

Player's Position:
  Prop
Nature of Offense
illegal equipment - metal parts in a knee support

Teams and Results
Home:    Worcester Polytech Institute Score    50
Visitor:   Springfield College Score    5
Time into match of Incident:   8
Score at Time:   (H)  5   (V)   0
Offending-side Captain:  Andrew Hubina
Opposing-side Captain:   Steve (?)
Weather and Field Conditions
The match started with cold gusts of wind, but it eventually calmed. It was a sunny, dry, but chilly early-evening kickoff. When the sun set, however, the temperature dropped considerably. The pitch was a firm artificial surface and lined for multiple sports, though principally for American football. The lines caused the usual confusion endemic to multi-purposed, artificially-surfaced pitches and had American football goal posts set up at the back of the in-goal area.

General Pattern of Play
Both teams were short-handed due to injuries and students being away for fall break. Consequently, the match involved less-experienced players with with limited knowledge of the laws of the game and particularly poor technique in contact areas. These factors resulted in numerous penalties throughout the match and an increase in frequency as the match wore on and fatigue set in. There were few subs and those substitutes had even less experience and/or had to play out of position. WPI had an advantage at outside centre and on the perimeter where they scored most of their tries. Generally, the quality of play and discipline deteriorated as the match progressed, resulting in numerous yellow cards and a red card. In retrospect, the match probably should have been abandoned before the last quarter of play.

Detailed Report of Incident
A player from Springfield College reported that a WPI player had metal in his knee support because he had been hit with the metal component, suffering a contusion on his forehead. After inspection of the WPI player's knee support, it was indeed constructed with metal struts. The player was given a yellow card for illegal equipment and required to remove the metal components from the knee support.

Referee:
  Thomas McNeil
Society:
  NERRS
Date Submitted:
  23 October 2018