PORT ADELAIDE has elected not to challenge the four-match suspension handed to ruckman Scott Lycett by the AFL tribunal on Tuesday night.

Lycett pleaded guilty to a charge of rough conduct for a dangerous tackle on Adelaide player Ned McHenry in the first quarter of Saturday night’s Showdown win.

Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as careless conduct with high contact and a severe impact.

Having been referred directly to the tribunal by the Match Review Officer, the club argued a three-week penalty would have been appropriate given other similar cases.

After considering its position overnight, the club has accepted the four-match penalty.

“Scott plead guilty to all elements of the AFL’s charge and on that basis, we accept the tribunal’s sanction,” said Port Adelaide General Manager – Football, Chris Davies.

“Unfortunately, mistakes can be made in the heat of the moment. Scott has privately expressed his remorse to Ned McHenry and has also done so publicly. As a club, we wish Ned well for his recovery.”

The ban means Lycett will miss Saturday night’s game against the Western Bulldogs along with games against Collingwood, Fremantle and Geelong.