Apollo Bay ruckman Karl McSparron will miss this weekend’s blockbuster against South Colac after accepting a one-match ban.
Umpires cited the champion big man and sent him from the field for striking Birregurra ruckman Matt McCormack in the final quarter of the Hawks’ impressive win over the Saints.
Hawks playing coach Brent Macleod said yesterday that the club had accepted a one-match ban offer from league officials post-match.
The incident paves the way for the return of fellow big man Tom Kleindienst, who ranked among the Hawks’ best players in the reserves on Saturday.
See today’s Colac Herald for more.