Bullioh ruckman Leo Nicolson will play in Saturday's away grand final against Cudgewa after his appeal was upheld on Thursday night.
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Nicolson was suspended for two matches by the league's independent tribunal last week.
He had originally been charged with kneeing Cudgewa's Lachie Lourie during the grand final qualifier, but the club said the charge was changed to striking immediately before the hearing.
An appeal was unable to be heard last week, so the club was granted a stay of execution to enable Nicolson to play in the preliminary final.
Bullioh hired AFL player advocate Iain Findlay for the appeal to AFL Victoria Country Appeals Board.
"After talking to local advocate Mark Deegan and then Iain Findlay, we felt our case was very strong," president Scott Curphey said.