Fremantle have successfully appealed Taylin Duman’s suspension for striking at the AFL Tribunal, reducing the sanction from two weeks to one week.

The defender was charged for striking GWS player Lachie Whitfield in the third quarter on Saturday at UNSW Canberra Oval.

Duman was initially suspended by the AFL’s match review officer Michael Christian for two weeks, who graded the incident as intentional, medium impact and high contact.

Fremantle successfully argued that the incident was low impact. After a very short deliberation, the tribunal reduced the suspension to one week.

Duman will miss this Saturday’s game against the Western Bulldogs.

He will be eligible to return in round seven against Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.