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Dawson can accept one match AFL ban

01/08/2011 05:41:39 PM Comments (0)

St Kilda fullback Zac Dawson is set to miss Friday night's finals-shaping clash against Fremantle after being charged with striking by the AFL match review panel.

Dawson elbowed Gold Coast ruckman Josh Fraser in the head during Saturday night's match at Metricon Stadium which the Saints won by 20 points.

Due to his previous poor record, Dawson risks being hit with a two-match ban if he unsuccessfully challenges the level two striking charge at the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night.

An early guilty plea would see the suspension cut to one game.

North Melbourne midfielder Jack Ziebell, Fremantle's Dylan Roberton, Western Bulldogs defender Tom Williams, Adelaide's Chris Knights and Port Adelaide's Cameron O'Shea can all escape with reprimands if they lodge early guilty pleas to charges arising from the weekend's matches.

Ziebell, Roberton and O'Shea were all booked for striking, Knights was charged with engaging in rough conduct against Port forward Brett Ebert and Williams was reported for tripping West Coast forward Mark LeCras.

Fremantle's Greg Broughton can accept a $900 fine for making negligent contact with an umpire.

The match review panel decided no further action needed to be taken from an incident involving Melbourne tagger Lynden Dunn and Paul Chapman in Saturday's match at Skilled Stadium that angered the Cats utility.

After viewing a Geelong medical report, the panel decreed that the force used by Dunn did not warrant the lodging of a charge.

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