Geelong’s Matthew Scarlett is set to miss three matches after striking Fremantle antagonist Hayden Ballantyne on Saturday night.

The Scarlett decision came about after video evidence and a medical report from Fremantle. His was assessed as intentional conduct, medium impact and high contact, resulting in seven activation points and 325 demerit points.

He has an existing bad record which excludes him from a reduced sentence even with an early plea.

Ballantyne has been offered a two-game suspension for a behind the play incident involving Geelong’s Paul Chapman.

Like Scarlett, Ballantyne cannot take a reduced sentence with an early plea.

Ballantyne was charged with a level three striking offence after analysis of video evidence available and a medical report from the Cats. His incident was assessed as intentional conduct, medium impact and body contact, earning six activation points and 225 demerit points.

St Kilda’s Dean Polo has been offered a one-game ban for rough conduct against Port Adelaide’s Danyle Pearce.

His incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point), drawing 125 demerit points and a week’s suspension.

Geelong’s James Kelly earned a reprimand and 93.75 demerit points for a level two striking offence against Fremantle’s Tendai Mzungu.

Incidents involving Carlton’s Jarrad Waite, Geelong’s James Podsiadly, North Melbourne’s Sam Wright, Hawthorn’s Lance Franklin, Essendon’s Mark McVeigh and North Melbourne’s Lidsay Thomas were assessed and dismissed by the Match Review Panel.

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