JEREMY McGovern's dirty night in West Coast's shock defeat to Gold Coast on Saturday has been compounded, with the All Australian defender receiving a one-match ban for striking Alex Sexton during their spiteful bout.
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McGovern will subsequently miss next week's crucial clash with Brisbane at the Gabba, while he will also be made to pay a $1000 fine for pushing Sexton into the fence in another frustrated moment.
The star Eagles defender was cited for arriving to a scuffle involving Sexton late, before lashing out and striking the Suns forward in the face in an incident that was assessed as intentional conduct and low impact to the head by the Match Review Officer.
He will now miss next Saturday night's crunch clash with Brisbane, where West Coast will be looking to respond following its demoralising 44-point upset defeat to Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.
Sexton himself was fined $1000 having been reported for a rough conduct incident involving McGovern that sparked the scuffle.
In other incidents assessed by the Match Review Officer on Saturday:
- Brisbane's Jarryd Lyons fined $1000 for rough conduct against Fremantle's Michael Walters.
- Port Adelaide's Travis Boak fined $500 for making careless contact with an umpire.