Worthington clear for GF
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
2014 Premiership defender Scott Worthington will be free to play in the WAFL grand final at Domain Stadium next week after he was handed a reprimand for a high bump on West Perth's Aaron Black in the Semi Final.
Worthington, 24, was offered the reprimand after the WAFL match review panel graded his bump on Sandover medallist Black as careless, low impact and high contact.
The West Perth midfielder took a few moments to get back to his feet but was able to take the resulting free kick.
Head Coach Jarrad Schofield backed Worthington to avoid suspension in an interview with the West Australian after Sunday's Semi.
“The ball was there. The ball bounced and popped,” said Schofield
“I think Worthington braced himself and obviously it was a fair hip-and-shoulder.
“Black was able to get up and take his kick, so to me that says he’s fine.”
The Lions will play either West Perth or East Perth in the league’s season decider based on the result of Sunday’s preliminary final at HBF Arena.
Scott Worthington, Subiaco, has accepted a reprimand for rough conduct on Aaron Black, West Perth, during the fourth quarter of the League Semi Final between Subiaco and West Perth on Sunday, September 13 at Medibank Stadium. The incident was assessed as careless conduct, low impact and high contact. The offence was classified as a one (1) match suspension under the table of penalties. Worthington had no applicable poor behaviour record which reduced the penalty to a reprimand. Worthington accepted a reprimand.