Protest Against Player Dismissed.
BENDIGO. Friday - The investigation commit tee of the Bendigo Football League to-day dis- missed the protest of the Rochester Football Club against L. Gale, coach and captain of the Echuca Club, on the ground that he was in- eligble to play. Gale played with Fitzroy last year, and was granted a permit last month by the Victorian League and Bendigo League to play with Echuca. It was alleged by the Rochester club that Gale, who played las season with the Horsham club in the Wimmera Associat- tion, had not been granted a clearance. The investigation committee of the Bendigo League considered the protest frivolous, and ordered the forfeiture of the deposit accompanying the pro- test, and that the Rochester club pay the cost of the inquiry.