Ex-Leigh forward Bate gets six match ban

Anthony Bate, former Leigh forward
Anthony Bate, former Leigh forward

Former Leigh forward Anthony Bate has been banned for six games.

An independent disciplinary tribunal has handed down a six-match ban to the Barrow Raiders player after finding him guilty of Grade E contrary conduct for his actions in an incident following his dismissal in the 35th minute of the Kingstone Press League 1 fixture on Sunday September 13. Bate who pleaded guilty, was also fined £75.

The player was sent off during the Raiders’ 18-16 win over the Knights at Heworth for a high tackle and, after being apparently taunted by home fans, went into the terracing and had to be escorted by club officials to the dressing room.

Leigh transfer target Harrison Hansen of Salford submitted an Early Guilty Plea to a Grade B dangerous throw and received a one match suspension which will see him miss a pre-season friendly.