MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 05: Gary Ablett of the Cats celebrates a goal during the 2019 AFL round 07 match between the Geelong Cats and the Essendon Bombers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 05, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)

Geelong star Gary Ablett is free to face North Melbourne on Sunday after successfully overturning his one-game ban for striking Essendon’s Dylan Shiel.

Ablett was originally handed the ban after Match Review Officer deemed the contact to be intentional with low impact to the head, although the Tribunal has seen it differently, allowing Ablett to escape without punishment.