Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 2°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: Suffolk Punch FC player receives five-year ban after assaulting opposing player in semi-final

10:05 09 May 2014

Rory Orris banned for five years by Suffolk FA

Rory Orris banned for five years by Suffolk FA

Archant

An Ipswich non-league player has been banned by Suffolk’s football authority for five years after assaulting an opponent.

shares

Rory Orris, who played for Suffolk Punch FC, has also been fined £150 by Suffolk FA for the part he played in a “bundle” at an amateur match between his team and Taverners Reserves. Orris was one of a number of players sent off just 35 minutes into the Ipswich Sunday Morning Football League Reserves Minor Cup semi-final on April 6.

He was subsequently charged with violent conduct by Suffolk FA which launched an investigation into the fixture.

Orris pleaded guilty at the Suffolk FA’s disciplinary commission to assaulting the other player.

The fateful match had to be abandoned by the referee when the fracas broke out. Suffolk Punch FC have also been fined £150 and given a serious warning as to future conduct for failing to ensure players, officials or spectators conduct themselves in an orderly fashion.

It is understood that the altercation at the match started when a player pulled an opponent, prompting a violent reaction.

In a match report on Taverners’ website the incident was referred to as a “bundle”, though this was subsequently removed.

Orris had already automatically been fined £35 and banned for four matches by the Suffolk FA before his hearing. Suffolk Punch FC also fined their player £100. Now he faces the prospect of not playing for his team again until 2019.

Last night the secretary of Suffolk Punch FC said they would appeal the decision which he said was “too harsh”.

Stephen Preston said the club was expecting a one-year or possibly two-year ban, rather than the five years imposed.

He said he felt the panel could have been persuaded to show leniency if he had been allowed to present mitigating evidence about what took place, however Orris had to make his case on his own.

Suffolk FA football services manager Andy Gould said: “This outcome brings to a conclusion the investigation of a very serious incident which occurred during a match in which the referee had no alternative but to abandon the game.

“As guardians of grassroots football in the county it is important that we respond promptly and positively to such incidents, which will not be tolerated and have no place in the game.”

The Taverners Reserves face Briarbank Rovers in the cup final on May 11.

shares

1 comment

  • How appropriate that he should be playing for a team called Suffolk Punch!

    Report this comment

    Rod Cross

    Friday, May 9, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

High water at Felixstowe Ferry. Archive image. Photo: Stephen Squirrell/citizenside.com

Flood alerts are in place tonight along the Essex and Suffolk coastline.

The BP garage on the A134 in Sudbury has been ram raided in the early hours. Reports suggest the ATM has been removed.

A cash machine has been stolen in a ram raid at a petrol station in Sudbury in the early hours of this morning.

An artist's impression of the street scene at Wolsey Grange.

A rejected bid to create almost 500 homes on land near Ipswich is to be reconsidered – following allegations a district councillor was handed a note during the original hearing.


A trolley bus at the junction of Duke Street (right) and Fore Hamlet (behind the bus) in April 1963. (Photo by Alan Valentine).

It is more than 50 years since the last trolley bus service ran on the streets of Ipswich, writes David Kindred.

The Beehive pub in Horringer.

Campaigners in west Suffolk are hoping to raise £200,000 to save their local pub.

The Cherry Tree Inn, in Blackenheath, Colchester, was given a 'one' rating on 6 November 2015

Food safety officers have urged the owners of 28 catering businesses in Colchester to improve their hygiene standards following the most recent round of inspections.

Essex MP Simon Burns with US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton

It only seems like yesterday that President Obama was seeking re-election for a second term in office and yet four years on the United States is embroiled in yet another Presidential election to find his successor in the Oval Office.

Most read

Fred Olsen Travel Sale

cover

Click here to view
the Fred Olsen
Travel Sale

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24