A footballer has been offered a two-week suspension while other players could come under scrutiny after a fiery match between North Warrnambool Eagles and Cobden on Saturday.
Bomber Ryleigh McVilly was reported for striking Eagle Jett Bermingham in Saturday's Hampden league clash at Bushfield Recreation Reserve.
There were spot fires throughout the Eagles' 19.8 (122) to 9.8 (62) win with a large melee in the final quarter.
Bomber Zac Green required stitches above his eye for an incident during the game.
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The Eagles also had an injury concern with key defender Tom Batten potentially re-injuring his hamstring.
North Warrnambool Eagles coach Adam Dowie said the experienced footballer would be a loss if he missed a number of matches.
"He thought it was a corkie and he did a couple of run throughs and it was still tight," he said.
"I think it was the same one he did earlier in the season.
"If it is a hamstring, with his history, we'll get him back over the next month but then there's not too much room for error. Our backline has been playing really well together but that is going to test us a little bit."
North Warrnambool, which raced to a 28-point quarter-time lead, was impressed with its forward structure.
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Dylan Parish, who has battled injury concerns this season, kicked seven goals in a best-on-ground display.
He was also rested for much of the final quarter.
"We felt our forwards separated, isolated and played their roles and kicked the ball into our forward line," Dowie said.
"It was unpredictable to the opposition but predictable to us. Adam Wines was pretty well held by Christian Koroneos but Ty Vickery looked really dangerous and the other one was Dylan Parish.
"We knew we were going to stretch their defence and the young kid (Noah) Mounsey got Dylan and was giving away a fair few kilos."
Dowie noticed a stark improvement in Cobden since their round one encounter and believed the margin didn't reflect the Bombers' impact.
"It used to be quick, one-way. It was surge and handball but now they're a good kicking side as well," he said.
"At times they were able to take the ball from our forward 50 to their forward 50 efficiently and smoothly.
"The third quarter broke it open. To Cobden's credit, they then kicked five goals in the last quarter."
Bombers coach Adam Courtney rates the Eagles the biggest premiership threat to Koroit, highlighting their "exceptional foot skills".
"They are a class football side. In my eyes, they are the contenders with Koroit to take them on," he said.
"Parish kicked seven, he's a great focal point. Sam James and Jett Bermingham were unreal in the middle."
Courtney was pleased with his players' ability to respond in the final quarter and add respectability to the scoreboard, giving them confidence going into round 11.
"I was still proud of the boys' efforts. We won the last quarter by 10 or 12 points," Courtney said.
"At three-quarter-time we were down by 12 goals so we said we wanted to win the quarter which would help us build into training during the week and our next game."
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