Sport AFL Hartlett, Smith accept one-game bans

Hartlett, Smith accept one-game bans

Hamish Hartlett
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Port Adelaide midfielder Hamish Hartlett and Western Bulldogs utility Clay Smith have both submitted early guilty pleas and accepted one-match suspensions offered by the AFL match review panel.

Hartlett’s poor record meant he could not have his striking charge against Hawthorn youngster Bradley Hill downgraded to a reprimand.

He will miss the ladder-leading Power’s game against Melbourne in Alice Springs on Saturday night.

Smith risked a two-match sanction had he unsuccessfully contested a rough conduct charge against Gold Coast’s Luke Russell at the tribunal.

Smith will sit out the Bulldogs’ home game against fellow strugglers Brisbane on Saturday night.

GWS spearhead Jeremy Cameron will not miss any matches despite pleading guilty to two charges.

He accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points for striking Richmond defender Dylan Grimes and was docked $1800 for engaging in misconduct against the same player.

Collingwood’s Jarryd Blair was issued with a reprimand and 93.75 carry-over points for striking West Coast’s Mitch Brown.

Gold Coast key forward Tom Lynch was fined $900 for making negligent contact with an umpire.

The tribunal will not sit on Tuesday night.