ALBURY co-coach Chris Hyde is in danger of missing next week’s blockbuster showdown against Lavington after being charged by the Ovens and Murray match review panel.
Hyde was reported for charging Wodonga’s Jackson Russell during the opening quarter of Saturday’s clash at Martin Park.
Wodonga asked for the case to be heard by the tribunal after he was charged, and he will face the panel tonight.
Hyde has never been previously reported since joining the Ovens and Murray league for the 2009 season.
With the interleague bye this weekend, any suspension will result in Hyde missing the most anticipated clash so far this season between the Tigers and the Panthers, who sit first and second on the ladder.
Albury is yet to lose a game while Lavington suffered its only loss of the season against Myrtleford in round 3.
The defending premier can ill-afford to lose their inspirational co-coach, with Angus Graham (knee), Setanta o’hAilpin (suspended), Aisake o’hAilpin (suspended), Luke Daly, John Mitchell, Jay Koehler and Joel O’Connell all missing.
Aisake o’hAilpin has already served one match of a two-match suspension after being found guilty of rough conduct against Wodonga Raiders.
Albury have appealed the decision.
The case will be heard by AFL Victoria Country at Visy Park tonight.
Aisake o’hAilpin will be represented by high-profile player advocate Iain Findlay.
The Tigers will regain Setanta, who has served a one-match suspension.
The Panthers will welcome back classy midfielder Luke Garland, who also missed playing last week through suspension.
Veteran utility Jamarl O’Sullivan is also expected to be fit to face his former team after missing the past fortnight with injury.
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