Bellchambers Avoids Suspension

Bombers ruckman fined for striking

Bellchambers Avoids Suspension Image credit: AAP

Essendon ruckman Tom Bellchambers will be free to face North Melbourne next week after avoiding suspension for striking West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui. 

Bellchambers has instead been fined $2000 for the indiscretion which left Naitanui gasping for air during the Bombers’ superb 28-point win over the Eagles at Optus Stadium on Thursday night. 

There were no other matters from the game that required a detailed explanation from match review officer Michael Christian. 

Bellchambers was instrumental in helping the Bombers make it four wins from their past five games against the Eagles.