MACLEAY Valley have been handed a $3000 suspended sentence following Sunday’s violent scenes at Verge St Stadium.
MACLEAY Valley have been handed a $3000 suspended sentence following Sunday’s violent scenes at Verge St Stadium. Leigh Jensen

Group 2 fines Mustangs

MACLEAY Valley have been handed a $3000 suspended sentence following Sunday's violent scenes at Verge St Stadium.

Group 2 handed down the punishment to the Mustangs following a board meeting earlier this week.

Fans became involved and a glass bottle was thrown following the sending off of four players during the Macleay Valley and Coffs Harbour reserve grade match last weekend.

Jim Anderson, Group 2 chief administrative officer, stated the decision was made following an in depth investigation and cooperation from both Macleay Valley and Coffs Harbour.

"Following a thorough investigation the Group 2 management committee has found Macleay Valley Mustangs in breach of the model group constitution," Anderson said.

"Glass is not allowed at any Group 2 fixture and somehow an individual was able to get what is believed to be two glass bottles into the ground.

"Macleay were also found to be negligent in not escorting a Mustang's player from the field after being sent off which later lead to an incident in the tunnel.

"The $3000 suspended sentence runs from July 11 until September 10 and will be brought before management if the Mustangs are guilty of any other breaches in this time period."

Thursday night saw the first judicial hearing from the incident with Macleay Valley's Al Lockwood recieving a two week ban following a guilty plea.

Hearings for Macleay Valley's Craig Smith as well as the Comet's Blair Blanchette and Michael Spence will be heard next week.



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