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Samuel is a news and sports reporter for the Central Coast and Newcastle. He began working for NBN News in 2014.

REFEREES UNDER FIRE AFTER CONTROVERSIAL RED CARD

The referees have since come under fire for issuing Jason Hoffman a straight red-card. To rub further salt in the wound, under FFA rules, the Jets aren’t allowed to appeal the one-game suspension. One of Australian football’s leading analysts slamming the send off, sensationally claiming that big clubs like Sydney FC are being favoured by match officials.

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NEWCASTLE CRICKET | AROUND THE GROUNDS

Incredible scenes in Newcastle Cricket on Saturday, chasing 233 to leap Hamwicks on the ladder, Cardiff was absolutely skittled, all out for just 37 runs. Aaron Bills top-scored with 11 while Jay Sneddon had six before he was bamboozled here. The wickets were shared for Hamwicks, while Cardiff had five players who failed to score a single run. Hamwicks went on to win outright – they’re now on top of the ladder. Elsewhere Toronto made light work of Merewether – Griffin Lee taking an astonishing 8 for 20. The students beat Waratah. Wallsend upset Wests. Charlestown defeated Belmont and Stockton beat City.

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BLAKE WINDRED ELIMINATED AT THE AUSTRALIAN AMATEUR

Blake Windred’s impressive run at the Australian Amateur is over, sent packing in today’s match-play quarter-final – and that’s despite some outstanding moments like this. There were a number of near-misses in the tie, but nonetheless it was a successful tournament for the Charlestown local, after finishing second in the stroke-play. (VISION ONLY)

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WINDRED LAST HUNTER HOPE AT AUSTRALIAN AMATEUR

Charlestown’s Blake Windred is the last Hunter golfer at the Australian Amateur. He’s now into the final eight. Earlier on Friday, he beat Branxton’s Corey Lamb in an all-Hunter showdown. “It’s a shame we had to play each other and knock each other out, but it’s good, he’s a very talented young fella and I told him after we finished that he’s improved a lot.” He’ll be back on the course in Melbourne on Saturday. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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