AFL: Dockers skipper Fyfe escapes with fine for strike on Eagles’ Yeo

Nat Fyfe and West Coast's Elliot Yeo. Picture: Getty Images
Nat Fyfe and West Coast's Elliot Yeo. Picture: Getty Images

FREMANTLE captain Nat Fyfe has escaped with a fine for a third-quarter strike on West Coast’s Elliot Yeo during Saturday’s Western Derby.

Fyfe struck Yeo while attempting to shrug him off after being worn like a glove on a tough night for Fremantle at Subiaco Oval.

West Coast blew away the memory of a tough week following a dire showing against Hawthorn and at the same time ended the Dockers’ three-game winning streak 16.7 (103) to 9.8 (62).

Fyfe, who was kept to a season low 19 disposals and failed to make any impact on the scoreboard, accepted a $1000 sanction with an early plea.

“Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the West Coast Football Club, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with low impact to the head,” an AFL spokesman said.

“The incident was classified as a $1500 sanction.

“The player has no applicable record with impacts the penalty.

“An early plea enables the player to accept a $1000 sanction.”

Fremantle tackles Essendon at Subiaco Oval on Sunday at 2.40pm.