Manning banned for 10 games after offences in game at Leigh

Leigh's Sam Barlow. Photo: Brian King.
Leigh's Sam Barlow. Photo: Brian King.
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DANE Manning, the Halifax forward, has been banned for 10 games after being found guilty of two offences in last Wednesday’s game against Leigh.

An independent disciplinary tribunal handed down a five-match ban after finding Manning guilty of Grade E intentional striking with the shoulder in a 54th-minute tackle on Leigh player Sam Barlow. Manning pleaded not guilty.

Manning was also suspended for five matches after pleading guilty to Grade D sustained punching in the 54th minute of the same fixture.

Barlow spent a night in hospital being treated for head injuries.

Liam McAvoy of Workington Town failed in his appeal against a three-match ban imposed last week after an independent tribunal found him guilty of making a Grade C reckless high tackle on Leigh player Sean Penkywicz in the 19th minute of a Championship match played on Sunday June 1.