The Fremantle Dockers are still a chance to make the finals and today’s match against the GWS Giants will be crucial. We’ll have live scores coming in from Patersons Stadium from 4.40pm AEST.
Fremantle are coming off a patchy performance against Melbourne last week at Etihad Stadium, but still came away with a 34-point win.
Again it was Matthew Pavlich who starred for the Dockers kicking four goals, while David Mundy, Garrick Ibbotson and Stephen Hill worked well in the midfield.
Today they come up against a team that is young, inexperienced and starting to run out of puff.
So really, the Dockers should be treating this as a percentage boosting game – especially when you realise their below 100 per cent while all the other teams in the fight for a top eight spot are above that marker.
Freo has made a couple of changes for today’s game, including some height with Zac Clarke.
The Giants on the other hand has brought back some good names, while resting some of their up and coming stars.
Jeremy Cameron, Jonathan Patton and Stephen Coniglio are amongst those that have either been rested or out with slight injury concerns.
GWS stayed in their game against Adelaide up until half time with Callan Ward, Adam Treloar and Toby Greene battling well all day.
This afternoon’s game will be another test for them as they take the long trip out west. This will be their first time at Patersons Stadium with the wide expanses of the ground, so hopefully they don’t get lost.
The big question for the Giants is whether they can stop these big losses from the last fortnight – two games with a combined losing margin of 281 points! It’s a cause for concern, even for a first-year team.
Will it be another three-figure hiding? Find out from 4.40pm AEST as we cover the action with live scores and a blog and if you’re following along, give us your thoughts in the space below.
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B: Lee Spurr, Luke McPharlin, Adam McPhee
HB: Garrick Ibbotson, Michael Johnson, David Mundy
C: Tendai Mzungu, Ryan Crowley, Dylan Roberton
HF: Michael Walters, Kepler Bradley, Stephen Hill
F: Hayden Ballantyne, Matthew Pavlich, Matthew de Boer
Foll: Jonathon Griffin, Michael Barlow, Clancee Pearce
I/C: Paul Duffield, Nick Suban, Zachary Clarke, Cameron Sutcliffe
Emg: Jay van Berlo, Jesse Crichton, Peter Faulks
In: Nick Suban, Zachary Clarke
Out: Christopher Mayne, Greg Broughton
B: Luke Power, Phil Davis, Curtly Hampton
HB: Steve Clifton, Josh Bruce, Tomas Bugg
C: Tom Scully, Callan Ward, WIlliam Hoskin-Elliot
HF: Rhys Palmer, Nick Haynes, Sam Frost
F: Gerald Ugle, Israel Folau, Mark Whiley
Foll: Jonathan Giles, Adam Treloar, Toby Greene
I/C: Kurt Aylett, Anthony Miles, Jacob Townsend, Nathan Wilson
Emg: Sam Darley, Shaun Edwards, Andrew Phillips
In: Kurt Aylett, Josh Bruce, Tomas Bugg, Jonathan Giles, Anthony Miles, Jacob Townsend, Gerald Ugle, Mark Whiley, WIlliam Hoskin-Elliot, Sam Frost
Out: Jeremy Cameron, Sam Darley, Shaun Edwards, Jonathon Patton, Stephen Coniglio, Taylor Adams, Devon Smith, Dean Brogan, Chad Cornes, Adam Kennedy
First Bounce: 4:40pm AEST (2:40pm AWST) Venue: Patersons Stadium, Perth Career: First meeting Betting: Fremantle $1.01, GWS Giants $17.00 TV: Channel 7 Perth & GWN7 WA (Delayed from 3pm), 7mate Sydney & NSW (Live from 4:30pm), Fox Footy (Live from 4pm AEST)