Marrar midfielder Curtis Allen is free to play in the Bombers’ first final after accepting a reprimand for striking.
Allen was reported by AFL’s match review panel (MRP) after they reviewed the footage of the final round clash between Marrar and North Wagga.
The MRP reported Allen for striking North Wagga’s Tom Bennetts in the third quarter of Marrar’s eight-point win.
The strike was graded as intentional, low impact and to the body. It equated to a base sanction of a one-game suspension but Allen took a reprimand with an early guilty plea.
While Allen is free for the Bombers’ second semi-final, he has been ruled out with a hamstring injury sustained in the last quarter of Marrar’s win over the Saints.
Allen suffered a grade one tear and is expected to be right for the preliminary final, should the Bombers be playing.
It is the second time from two senior games this year that Allen has been reported. He accepted a one-game suspension for rough conduct against Coleambally earlier in the year.
The MRP cleared all other incidents from the game.
North Wagga’s Matt Thomas accepted a one-game suspension for striking after a match-day report, while Marrar’s Rory Block accepted a reprimand for rough conduct.