Dockers coach Ross Lyon says the club may challenge star man Nat Fyfe’s two-week ban at the tribunal today.
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Fremantle are considering going to the AFL tribunal today after Nat Fyfe was hit with a two-game ban by the match review panel.
Fyfe was cited for an off-the-ball incident on Hawthorn’s Jordan Lewis during the first quarter of the Dockers’ win at Patersons Stadium on Sunday.
The incident was graded as intentional, high contact and low impact for a level three striking offence.
The 22-year-old’s record means that even if he pleads guilty today, he will miss the remaining two home-and-away matches of the season.
The ban forces Fyfe out of the Dockers’ clash with Brisbane at the GABBA on Sunday and Port Adelaide at Patersons Stadium in round 23.
If Fremantle do challenge the suspension at the tribunal they only risk more carryover points, however, if they are successful, Fyfe’s ban would be reduced to one game.
Fremantle coach Ross Lyon last night told Perth radio station 6PR that the club were deciding whether to challenge.
“I think they’re looking at it, they’ve got until tomorrow to decide,” Lyon said.
“That’s Chris Bond and his team, so I tend to keep my big nose out of it.”