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    Melbourne vs. Fremantle

    Melbourne Cricket Ground
    2013 AFL Premiership August 18, 2013
    Fremantle won by 95 points
    Melbourne Fremantle
     Goal Behinds Points Goal Behinds Points
    Q1022   4529
    Q24529   9660
    Q35737   141195
    Q45838   2013133

    As with so many of the coming games in the final rounds of the 2013 AFL season, Melbourne and Fremantle’s match will have significant impact on the make-up of who plays where in the finals. Join us for live scores and updates from 1.10pm AEST.

    Dockers fans wouldn’t have dared dream of a top two finish at the start of the year, but their team is on the cusp of completing what would be the most successful home and away season in their history, and it won’t end there.

    Fremantle have been one of the most consistent teams all season and are worthy of the prize.

    A win last week against GWS, a record margin for the club, has them in the perfect position to grasp two home finals, a double chance and the tantalising prospect of the club’s first premiership decider.

    Another percentage boosting win could be critical to those aspirations.

    With all that at stake, you would expect the Dockers to bring their A-game.

    Fremantle are hungry and playing a brand of football that has stood up even though the club has been hit by injuries for most of the season.

    Those key players are back, or are coming back, at the right time.

    Melbourne have improved under Neil Craig, but will face a tough task to even stay close to the Dockers should they play to their full potential.

    The Demons are playing at home at the MCG and will surely try to get a fast start and put pressure on the Dockers.

    No one does pressure better than Freo though, and should the visitors get control of the game at any point, it will be hard for Melbourne to wrest it back.

    There are other distractions, as ever, for the Demons players, although they can take solace in that the scrutiny on the club is perhaps not to the level it might be if not for the scandal at Essendon.

    They are approaching the end of a bleak season, and could possibly be forgiven for lacking the enthusiasm to see out the year.

    Enthusiasm for the contest is what they will have to produce if they are going to compete on any level with Fremantle.

    The election of a new club president in Glen Bartlett is a positive step for the Demons, however, and they will hope the changes they have made, and will have to make, will bring stability and continuity to their organisation.

    It may not inspire a win for Melbourne, but if the players produce a competitive effort it will be seen as a success by its stakeholders and fans.

    Stephen Hill comes back for the Dockers in place of Cameron Sutcliffe (omitted), while for Melbourne Jeremy Howe and Sam Blease replace teammates Mitchell Clisby (suspension) and Daniel Nicholson (omitted).

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    Quarter 1
    4' GOAL - Aaron Sandilands (Fremantle)
    5' GOAL - Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle)
    7' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    8' BEHIND - Matthew Pavlich (Fremantle)
    13' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    13' BEHIND - Christopher Mayne (Fremantle)
    21' GOAL - Stephen Hill (Fremantle)
    23' GOAL - Christopher Mayne (Fremantle)
    25' BEHIND - Nathan Fyfe (Fremantle)
    27' BEHIND - Lynden Dunn (Melbourne)
    27' BEHIND - Rushed (Melbourne)
    Quarter 2
    1' GOAL - Dean Kent (Melbourne)
    4' BEHIND - Thomas Sheridan (Fremantle)
    5' BEHIND - Rushed (Melbourne)
    10' BEHIND - Jordie McKenzie (Melbourne)
    10' GOAL - Alex Silvagni (Fremantle)
    12' GOAL - Lee Spurr (Fremantle)
    14' GOAL - Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle)
    15' GOAL - Matthew Pavlich (Fremantle)
    16' GOAL - Thomas Sheridan (Fremantle)
    18' GOAL - Troy Davis (Melbourne)
    23' GOAL - Jack Viney (Melbourne)
    29' GOAL - Jack Fitzpatrick (Melbourne)
    30' BEHIND - Shannon Byrnes (Melbourne)
    Quarter 3
    4' BEHIND - Paul Duffield (Fremantle)
    5' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    9' BEHIND - Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle)
    10' GOAL - Michael Walters (Fremantle)
    14' BEHIND - Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle)
    15' GOAL - Zachary Clarke (Fremantle)
    17' GOAL - Jeremy Howe (Melbourne)
    18' GOAL - Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle)
    20' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    23' GOAL - Matthew Pavlich (Fremantle)
    25' BEHIND - Colin Sylvia (Melbourne)
    27' BEHIND - Jake Spencer (Melbourne)
    28' GOAL - Nathan Fyfe (Fremantle)
    Quarter 4
    1' GOAL - Stephen Hill (Fremantle)
    3' BEHIND - Aaron Davey (Melbourne)
    6' GOAL - Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle)
    8' BEHIND - Michael Walters (Fremantle)
    14' GOAL - Matthew Pavlich (Fremantle)
    14' GOAL - Christopher Mayne (Fremantle)
    16' GOAL - Matthew Pavlich (Fremantle)
    20' BEHIND - Nathan Fyfe (Fremantle)
    27' GOAL - Danyle Pearce (Fremantle)

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    • 4:53pm
      graeme said | 4:53pm | ! Report

      When the Bulldogs and GWS look back on their seasons they will hang their heads in shame and wonder how they could have lost to the worst team to ever play in the AFL! The only thing worse is that I have been devoted fan for more than 50 years. What has happened since 2006 has been nothing short of disgraceful. How can a collection of first round draft picks be so bad? No wonder Roos isn’t interested.

    • 4:02pm
      bryan said | 4:02pm | ! Report

      Poor old Melbourne!————–Their supporters don’t even bother to turn up,& it seems like their players are only half there!
      They have to do something different,as what they are doing obviously isn’t working.

      I wonder if they should make Michael Voss an offer,

    • 3:53pm
      chrismason said | 3:53pm | ! Report

      Fremantle play Port at home next Saturday night while Melbourne take on the Crows in Adelaide on Saturday afternoon. Bye for now!

    • 3:47pm
      chrismason said | 3:47pm | ! Report

      Twelve individual goal kickers for the Dockers will please Ross Lyon, with Pavlich and Ballantyne booting four each. Concerns however with Aaron Sandilands subbed out of the game early with what looked like a bad cut above his left eye and Ballantyne going down right at the end with what looks like a shoulder injury. Dockers fans will be hoping hose injuries aren’t serious as their team approaches the business end of a season in which they will play a big part.

    • 3:44pm
      chrismason said | 3:44pm | ! Report

      That’s a fitting end to the game with Danyl Pearce snapping a goal right on the siren for the Dockers to run out 95 point winners against Melbourne at the MCG. The Dockers kicked six goals to one behind in that final quarter to get the job done against a side that simply is not anywhere near their level. The percentage boosting win will be important in the race with Sydney to finish in third spot on the ladder. All of the Dockers quality players had good ones today, with Walters, Mundy, Pavlich, Barlow, Pearce and Crowley all playing well for the visitors. Jack Viney was the shining light for the home side who clearly can’t wait for their horror season to end.

    • 3:39pm
      chrismason said | 3:39pm | ! Report

      Ballyntine has come off

    • 3:38pm
      chrismason said | 3:38pm | ! Report

      Looks like Ballantyne may have just picked up a shoulder injury

    • 3:37pm
      chrismason said | 3:37pm | ! Report

      Sting well and truly out of this one with the ball going back and forth between the teams 50 metre arcs

    • 3:36pm
      chrismason said | 3:36pm | ! Report

      Dockers switch the play to the member’s wing and Walters marks

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