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Disciplinary Report for
Sawyer Fellon 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:
  Flanker
Nature of Offense
dangerous play - not attempting to wrap

Teams and Results
Home:    Worcester Polytech Institute Score    50
Visitor:   Springfield College Score    5
Time into match of Incident:   34
Score at Time:   (H)  36   (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
The offending player did not attempt to wrap while under pressure from the attacking side near the defense's 5 metre line. Then, while the attacking side was playing advantage, the offending player then barged into a ball carrier on the ground while not attempt to wrap immediately after the first offense. The offending player was given a yellow card for dangerous play. The sanction was only a yellow card considering that both offenses had very little impact on the ball carrier because the offending player was quite small and had such poor technique that there was hardly any force behind the contact.

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