NIRRANDA football club has requested an investigation into an incident which is alleged to have resulted in rover Brendan Foster being knocked unconscious last Saturday.
Club president Colin Haberfield wrote to the Warrnambool and District Football Netball League (WDFNL) requesting an investigation into the incident, which allegedly happened during the last quarter in the game against East Warrnambool.
Nirranda claimed East Warrnambool’s Robert Lowe struck Foster.
Haberfield alleged in his letter that Foster was knocked unconscious and required ambulance transport to hospital for treatment.
Nirranda won the match by 13 points at the Nirranda Recreation Reserve after East was down by just three points at three-quarter-time.
The league has requested investigations officer Roy Barker look into the incident.
The investigation is an unwanted distraction for Lowe, who is currently in the middle of a Warrnambool Magistrates Court committal hearing which also involves his wife, Warrnambool City councillor Jennifer Lowe.
The Lowes have been charged with about 600 offences relating mainly to the alleged use of a fuel card to put fuel in their private vehicles when Cr Lowe was the financial officer of the Worn Gundidj Aboriginal Co-operative. The committal hearing is scheduled to resume on July 2.
Lowe has returned to playing senior football this year to provide experience for the East Warrnambool Football Netball Club.
The Bombers’ senior side has improved markedly on-field this season after a few tough seasons and recently kicked 12 goals against raging Warrnambool and District league premiership favourite Panmure.
Lowe previously played with Port Fairy in the Hampden league.
The 39-year-old kicked a goal in the round two loss against Timboon Demons but has not managed to sneak into the best players during the opening four rounds of the season.