A PORT Fairy reserves footballer has been ordered to front the Hampden Football Netball League's independent tribunal after allegedly breaking the jaw of a Cobden opponent on Saturday.
League chief executive officer Mike Farrow said Port Fairy's Chris Thorne had been reported by Cobden club umpire Barrie Walder for allegedly striking the Bombers' Joel Wallace in the final term of the seconds game at Gardens Oval.
Wallace had surgery in Geelong yesterday.
Thorne's case is one of two to be heard by the tribunal tomorrow night, with Terang Mortlake star midfielder Nathan Couch fighting an attempted striking charge.
Couch was booked by central umpires Ben Tate and Wayne Armstrong for allegedly attempting to strike Camperdown key forward Luke Molan in the third quarter of Saturday's senior game at Mortlake's D.C Farran Oval.
The cases will be heard in Warrnambool tomorrow night.