BFL: Cobras make huge call to leave out premiership hero

Star forward Jarrah Maksymow has been left out of Bacchus Marsh’s senior line-up to face Melton in the Ballarat Football League on Saturday after failing to meet team rules.

He has been named in the Cobras’ reserves.

Coach Travis Hodgson said the Cobras had certain requirements which players must meet on the training track and on match days.

He said Maksymow had not met all these standards over the past few weeks.

These include not attending training sessions.

Hodgson said the requirements were there for all players. There were no exceptions.

Maksymow is enjoying another fine season with the Cobras – his second in the BFL.

He has kicked 35 goals in nine games as their primary avenue to goal to be second in the BFL goalkicking list behind Melton South’s Brendan Fevola.

The power forward also represented AFL Vic Country against the VAFA on Saturday, although he had little impact on the game.

Maksymow was a premiership hero for the Cobras last year.

Meanwhile, Melton South will be without a former Essendon player and Nick Kommer against Sebastopol at Melton owing to suspension. He was banned for two matches after being found guilty by the AFL Goldfields independent tribunal of rough conduct against Sunbury’s Nathan Bridgland on Saturday. 

Sunbury’s Roger Allen was also suspended for two matches after making head-high conduct with Melton South’s Jake Charge.

Each charge arose after incidents were referred to the  BFL match review panel.