Darley midfielder Jake Ancrum has been handed a two-week suspension after the tribunal found him guilty of bumping or making forceful contact to an opponent from front on when that player has their head down over the ball.
Ancrum pleaded not guilty after he was referred to the independent AFL Goldfields tribunal by the Match Review Panel.
The onballer was charged for an incident late in the first quarter involving Lake Wendouree ruck Callum Harte.
Match footage shows Ancrum and Harte competing for a loose ball in the middle of the field.
WATCH THE INCIDENT BELOW. Credit: Red Onion Creative/Ballarat Football Netball League
Ancrum bends low to attempt to gather the ball and catches Harte on the head in the process.
Harte left the field after the incident but later returned to play.
On Wednesday night the tribunal found the charge sustained and suspended Ancrum for two games.
The ruling makes him unavailable for the Devils' trip to Redan, and a home match against top-of-the-table North Ballarat.
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