Merrivale's Sam Doukas will miss the Tigers' clash with Dennington on Saturday after being suspended by the Warrnambool and District league's independent tribunal on Wednesday night.
Doukas received a two-match ban with one match suspended for the remainder of the year.
He pleaded guilty to engaging in rough conduct with Kolora-Noorat's Ryley Hutchins during the third quarter of the round two (April 17) senior clash at Noorat Recreation Reserve.
Doukas was reported by field umpire Ashley Jennings and shown a yellow card.
Doukas told the tribunal he had intended to make a spoil as Hutchins went for a mark at half-forward.
He realised he was too late and braced for impact with his tucked-in shoulder crashing into Hutchins' back.
"Yes, I would say it was a bit careless on my behalf," Doukas said.
Hutchins was given a 50-metre penalty at the time and played out the rest of the game. The Power won by 69 points.
Merrivale, which sits fourth on the ladder, faces the Dogs at home while the Power has Nirranda at Nirranda in WDFNL round four.
Meanwhile, Peter Martin has been appointed Tribunal Secretary for AFL Western District which oversees hearings.
Martin is also the WDFNL's football and netball operations coordinator and provides secretarial and sponsorship services.
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