North's Marley offered two-match AFL ban

The ruling on Marley Williams' bump on the Bulldogs' Ed Richards could set a season-long precedent.
The ruling on Marley Williams' bump on the Bulldogs' Ed Richards could set a season-long precedent.

North Melbourne's Marley Williams has been offered a two-game ban by the AFL's match review officer for a head-high bump.

And Brisbane captain Dayne Zorko, teammate Connor McFadyen and Adelaide's Matt Crouch have been offered fines after being cited for weekend incidents.

Match review officer Michael Christian's ruling on Williams' contact on Western Bulldog Ed Richards could set a season-long precedent for high bumps.

Williams was reported on the spot.

Christian graded his contact on the Bulldogs utility as careless with high impact and high contact, resulting in a two-match suspension.

Adelaide midfielder Crouch was charged with rough conduct after a block which stunned Melbourne onballer Clayton Oliver in their Saturday fixture.

Crouch was offered a $3000 fine, reduced to $2000 with an early guilty plea, with Christian ruling it was careless conduct with low impact.

Lions skipper Zorko was fined $4000, reduced to $2500 with an early guilty plea, for misconduct.

Zorko pushed Port Adelaide's Kane Farrell near a boundary line, with Farrell colliding with a trainer on the other side of the boundary.

The incident was a fourth misconduct offence for Zorko, leading to a maximum $4000 fine.

Brisbane's Connor McFadyen was cited for rough conduct against Port's Dan Houston in their Moreton Bay pre-season game.

Christian rated McFayden's contact as careless, low impact and high contact, resulting in a $3000 fine, reduced to $2000 with an early guilty plea.

Australian Associated Press