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    Fremantle vs. North Melbourne

    Patersons Stadium
    2013 AFL Premiership June 24, 2013
    Fremantle won by 38 points
    Fremantle North Melbourne
     Goal Behinds Points Goal Behinds Points
    Q1139   022
    Q25636   139
    Q37648   3523
    Q410767   4529

    It’s a difficult assignment this afternoon for North Melbourne, who travel to Paterson Stadium to play the in-form Fremantle Dockers. We’ll have live scores and commentary from 3.20pm AEST.

    It has been a disappointing season so far for the Kangaroos.

    They’ve lost four games by under a kick this year, including the after-the-siren loss to West Coast a couple of weeks back, but they will feel confident that they can go with the Dockers in this one.

    The Dockers will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak to eight (having won six and drawn one), the second-longest streak in the club’s short history.

    Fremantle will also be confident this week with news that star forward Michael Walters has been brought back into the line-up pending a fitness test on Friday, after he suffered an ankle injury in Round 8 against the Swans.

    This will be a boost for Fremantle especially as Aaron Sandilands and Matthew Pavlich are still recovering from their respective injuries.

    The Dockers have shown no signs of missing their star players this year however piecing together a nice defensive display each week and they are currently the league’s best team in defence letting in on average a miserly 70 points a game.

    Keep in mind though that the Dockers only average 90 points a game and are ranked 13th in this category.

    North Melbourne’s defence is ranked ninth conceding on average 93 points a game; their attack on the other hand has some firepower averaging 104 points a game, which is the sixth best in the league.

    It will be interesting to see how the Kangaroos deal with Fremantle’s defensive pressure.

    Forward Lindsay Thomas was out of sorts before the bye against the Gold Coast and will be keen to hold onto or extend his Coleman Medal lead, and expect Drew Petrie to give Zac Dawson a few headaches.

    Expect the game to be won in the midfield. Fremantle’s Michael Barlow has been in Brownlow form averaging 26 disposals for the season and 32 a game over his last three games he has been red hot, in a Fremantle team that has shared the load.

    Interesting to note the last three games between the two sides have been blow outs:

    R22, 2012: Fremantle 20.12 (132) d North Melbourne 12.7 (79) at Etihad Stadium
    R22, 2011: North Melbourne 21.17 (143) d Fremantle 6.9 (45) at Etihad Stadium
    R4, 2011: Fremantle 18.19 (127) d North Melbourne 14.14 (98) at Patersons Stadium

    If Fremantle is to beat North Melbourne it would be the first time since 2004-5 that a team has won consecutive games between the two, with both teams winning 4 a piece since 2007.

    In my view it will be hard for North Melbourne to win this one; Fremantle is up and about this year and are a serious premiership contender. My heart says Fremantle by 5 goals.

    Prediction: Fremantle by 32

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    Quarter 1
    1' BEHIND - Rushed (North Melbourne)
    7' BEHIND - Daniel Wells (North Melbourne)
    9' BEHIND - Danyle Pearce (Fremantle)
    10' BEHIND - Matthew de Boer (Fremantle)
    11' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    25' GOAL - Michael Barlow (Fremantle)
    Quarter 2
    1' GOAL - Aaron Mullett (North Melbourne)
    4' GOAL - Nathan Fyfe (Fremantle)
    8' BEHIND - Nathan Fyfe (Fremantle)
    9' BEHIND - Michael Johnson (Fremantle)
    11' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    15' GOAL - Jack Hannath (Fremantle)
    21' GOAL - Christopher Mayne (Fremantle)
    24' BEHIND - Rushed (North Melbourne)
    26' GOAL - Matthew de Boer (Fremantle)
    Quarter 3
    5' GOAL - Brent Harvey (North Melbourne)
    9' GOAL - Michael Johnson (Fremantle)
    16' BEHIND - Samuel Wright (North Melbourne)
    17' BEHIND - Andrew Swallow (North Melbourne)
    22' GOAL - Jamie Macmillan (North Melbourne)
    24' GOAL - Nicholas Suban (Fremantle)
    Quarter 4
    5' GOAL - Aaron Black (North Melbourne)
    6' GOAL - Hayden Crozier (Fremantle)
    7' GOAL - Michael Walters (Fremantle)
    9' BEHIND - Ryan Crowley (Fremantle)
    15' GOAL - Nicholas Suban (Fremantle)

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    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 6:12pm | ! Report

      I thank you for your time this afternoon, whilst the footy wasn’t the best spectacle, it was a good hard contested game.

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 6:11pm | ! Report

      Some more stats:

      Freo 363 – North 345

      Freo 74 – North 80

      Inside 50’s
      Freo 47 – North 36

      Marks inside 50

      Freo 11 – North 6

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 6:05pm | ! Report

      Well after this game you would say North’s season is over they have been there but have been unable to string anything together, to be brutally honest they never looked like they would pinch this game despite looking threatening.

      Fremantle will be happy as to how the start of their season has unfolded and with some stars to come back they look in good stead.

      There will be some injury clouds over Mundy (late withdrawal today), Barlow (cheekbone) who didn’t play the last 8 minutes and Hill’s shoulder which happened with 5 minutes to go and be didn’t return.

      Lindsay Thomas’ hamstring will also be another talking point, he had a dirty day and will be one he will want to forget.

      Fremantle’s defensive pressure is by far the best in the league, they simply choke their opponent till they have nothing left to give Ross Lyon has the Purple army up and going. If Freo can beat Geelong next week they are well and truly up there as a premiership contender.

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 5:58pm | ! Report

      Possession leaders:

      Barlow 31, Fyfe 28, Ibbotson 27, McPharlin 24.


      Swallow 32, Bastinac 29, Gibson 23


      Suban 2, Fyfe, Johnson, De Boer, Barlow, Crozier, Hannath, Mayne, Walters.

      Black, Harvey, Macmillan, Mullett.

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 5:51pm | ! Report

      Atley finds Swallow 50 out and he sends it to Petrie who sends a high bomb up in the air and out on the full and there is controversy as there is a cat on the field with 16 seconds left.

      That’s the final siren, as the Freo song rings over Patersons Stadium

      The dockers run out 10.7.67 to 4.5.29 on a dirty day for the Roos who could lose Brent Harvey. As he and Crowley are still having words after the siren, there is bad blood there.

      • 5:52pm
        Nathan of Perth said | 5:52pm | ! Report

        “there is a cat on the field”

        Is this some sort of euphemism?

        • Roar Guru

          Brent Ford said | 6:00pm | ! Report

          Haha I wish, quite funny maybe someone is trying to tell them they got the Cats next week, I thought 10 goals would be about right. I watched a lot of Saints footy when Ross was the coach. I reckon Freo is better overall then the Saints were.

      • 5:52pm
        Nathan of Perth said | 5:52pm | ! Report

        Congrats on your 10 goal prediction – seems rather prescient now.

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 5:47pm | ! Report

      Wells from 50 out sums up his day and kicks it out on the full, it’s sad to say but North’s season is over.

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 5:46pm | ! Report

      Fyfe mops up and finds Clarke who has been huge this game, the kick however can’t be marked and North clear, not for long. Both Walters and Ballantyne just tried to take mark of the year, the stint is well and truly out of this one.

      North 29 – Freo 67

      2:02 remaining.

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 5:44pm | ! Report

      Hill is off with an injury to his shoulder as Zac Clarke and Petrie have a tussle.

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 5:43pm | ! Report

      Fyfe wins another clearance and finds Ballantyne who takes off and is caught! No he gets legged and will go back to put some icing on the cake.

      It’s offline, no score and Petrie yes Petrie makes on the last line of defence.

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 5:42pm | ! Report

      Hine looks inside 50 but Crozier is the only one there be he finds Johnson who clears it to Ibbotson and Freo clears to a ball up on the wing.

      North 29 Freo 67

      5:20 to go.

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 5:40pm | ! Report

      Bastinac 60 out goes short to McKenzie but Spurr once again takes an uncontested mark, Petrie just can’t win a trick.

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