NYAH Nyah West United reserves player Devon Andrews has been suspended for eight matches following an appeal hearing with AFL Victoria on Tuesday night.
Andrews, 47, was originally suspended for four matches by the AFL Central Murray tribunal last week on two charges of Unbecoming Conduct involving Tooleybuc Manangatang player Alex Norton, 22, in the reserves match on May 20.
The AFL Central Murray Board then made the unprecedented move to appeal the tribunal's decision in the belief the punishment was "manifestly lenient."
In a hearing that lasted approximately half-hour on Tuesday night, the AFL Victoria Appeals Board believed an eight-game ban was appropriate after taking into account injuries believed to have been sustained from the second incident as well as Andrews' good record across a 30-year senior football career.
Norton hasn't taken the field since the round six incident and says he is still "two or three weeks away" from playing.
Having already served one match of his ban, Andrews will miss the next seven matches.