Gold Coast Suns vs Fremantle Dockers: AFL live scores, blog

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    Gold Coast Suns vs. Fremantle

    Optus Stadium
    AFL Home and Away April 7, 2018
    Gold Coast Suns 68, Fremantle 96
    Gold Coast Suns Fremantle
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q12113   4529
    Q26440   51040
    Q39761   101373
    Q410868   131896

    Match result:

    The Fremantle Dockers have gone to a 2-1 record with a 23-point win over the Gold Coast Suns despite being rather inaccurate in front of goal.

    Final score
    Gold Coast Suns 10.8 (68)
    Fremantle Dockers 12.18 (90)

    Match preview:

    The Gold Coast Suns “host” the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium as Round 3 of the 2018 AFL season continues. Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game, starting from 4:35pm AEST.

    It’s a bit of a strange set of circumstances this one as due to the Commonwealth Games currently being played in their stomping ground, they’ve been forced to find alternate venues for home matches.

    One of them will be the match they’ve sold to Port Adelaide in China in a few weeks time, but this time around it’s selling a home game back to Fremantle who get a nice tasty advantage in return.

    Apparently it was the West Coast Eagles who first had a crack at this but the AFL blocked them and organised for Fremantle to do it, perhaps thinking it’d be an easier pill for fans to swallow.

    But it’ll certainly be an interesting saga to watch in the long term say if Fremantle manage to beat another team into finals by a win or less after getting this bonus home game today.

    Anyway, enough of that – both of these teams are in good form and have reason to believe they can win today.

    Fremantle’s Round 1 performance was simply horrible, but their Round 2 bounce back against Essendon on Saturday night last week was sublime.

    Gold Coast have played two good games of football and gotten two wins as a result.

    Prediction
    Perhaps controversially I reckon home ground advantage could play a big role in deciding this one, and I’ll give the nod to Fremantle as a result.

    Fremantle by 18 points.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    1' GOAL - Sam Day (Gold Coast Suns)
    5' GOAL - Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle)
    8' BEHIND - Brandon Matera (Fremantle)
    10' GOAL - Alex Sexton (Gold Coast Suns)
    16' BEHIND - Mitchell Crowden (Fremantle)
    18' GOAL - David Mundy (Fremantle)
    19' BEHIND - Aaron Young (Gold Coast Suns)
    20' GOAL - Tommy Sheridan (Fremantle)
    22' BEHIND - Aaron Sandilands (Fremantle)
    23' BEHIND - Lachie Neale (Fremantle)
    26' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    29' GOAL - Mitchell Crowden (Fremantle)
    Quarter 2
    3' BEHIND - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    5' GOAL - Sam Day (Gold Coast Suns)
    7' GOAL - Alex Sexton (Gold Coast Suns)
    9' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    11' BEHIND - Matt Taberner (Fremantle)
    13' GOAL - Michael Walters (Fremantle)
    15' BEHIND - Michael Walters (Fremantle)
    17' BEHIND - Lachie Neale (Fremantle)
    20' BEHIND - Tom J. Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
    21' BEHIND - Ed Langdon (Fremantle)
    24' BEHIND - Lachie Weller (Gold Coast Suns)
    25' GOAL - Sam Day (Gold Coast Suns)
    28' GOAL - Jarryd Lyons (Gold Coast Suns)
    Quarter 3
    2' BEHIND - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    3' BEHIND - Brayden Fiorini (Gold Coast Suns)
    4' GOAL - Alex Sexton (Gold Coast Suns)
    5' GOAL - Cam McCarthy (Fremantle)
    7' GOAL - Tom J. Lynch (Gold Coast Suns)
    11' BEHIND - Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)
    12' BEHIND - David Mundy (Fremantle)
    14' GOAL - Cam McCarthy (Fremantle)
    16' GOAL - Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)
    19' GOAL - Michael Walters (Fremantle)
    20' BEHIND - Cam McCarthy (Fremantle)
    24' GOAL - Aaron Sandilands (Fremantle)
    26' GOAL - Jack Martin (Gold Coast Suns)
    29' BEHIND - Aaron Young (Gold Coast Suns)
    Quarter 4
    3' BEHIND - Matt Taberner (Fremantle)
    4' GOAL - Cam McCarthy (Fremantle)
    6' GOAL - Brandon Matera (Fremantle)
    9' BEHIND - Matt Taberner (Fremantle)
    15' GOAL - Jarryd Lyons (Gold Coast Suns)
    20' BEHIND - Andrew Brayshaw (Fremantle)
    20' BEHIND - Andrew Brayshaw (Fremantle)
    22' BEHIND - Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)
    24' GOAL - Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle)
    30' BEHIND - Lachie Weller (Gold Coast Suns)

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    • Roar Guru

      1:07am
      Dalgety Carrington said | 1:07am | ! Report

      Had to love Pearce’s rollicking weave and dash out of defence to fire an audacious missile of a kick to spot up a covered Fyfe in the centre, which Fyfe smartly put in front of an accelerating away Walters to allow him to drill it through for a major.

      Freo didn’t play perfect footy today, but there was plenty of dash and audacity, typified by players like Langdon, Wilson, Hill, Walters, Ryan and Pearce. Also felt pretty assured things were going to go Freo’s way whenever Fyfe, Mundy, Wilson etc got involved.

      • 12:44am
        dontknowmuchaboutfootball said | 12:44am | ! Report

        That Pearce to Fyfe to Walters goal was magnificent. Let’s not neglect the fact, too, that BEFORE he made the opposition look like traffic cones as he bolted through three Suns forwards and spotted up Fyfe with a pinpoint pass, he first won the ball on the back of second and third efforts. This guy is an absolute gun.

    • 7:56pm
      dave said | 7:56pm | ! Report

      Freo with 2 wins and another 10 home games to play.Time to put the tank into long term storage.

      • 11:38am
        Haydos said | 11:38am | ! Report

        11 more in Perth though. I’m hoping by the derby West Coast will still be winless at Optus Stadium, adding a bit of extra pressure to get their first win there!

    • 7:15pm
      Don Freo said | 7:15pm | ! Report

      The kicking efficiency of Blakely, Ryan and Wilson is becoming so important.

      Great to have Sandi, Walters, Langdon, Pearce and Blakely back after missing so much of last year.

    • Editor

      7:09pm
      Josh Elliott said | 7:09pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      That’s the game! Dockers threatened to kick themselves out of it at times, but in the end 31 scoring shots to 17 is pretty decisive.


      Gold Coast Suns: 10.8 (68)
      Fremantle Dockers: 13.18 (96)

    • Editor

      7:08pm
      Josh Elliott said | 7:08pm | ! Report

      Looks like possibly a broken hand for Michael Walters.


      Gold Coast Suns: 10.7 (67)
      Fremantle Dockers: 13.18 (96)

    • Editor

      7:07pm
      Josh Elliott said | 7:07pm | ! Report

      Michael Walters going off with a potential injury in the last few minutes – not ideal.


      Gold Coast Suns: 10.7 (67)
      Fremantle Dockers: 13.18 (96)

    • 7:05pm
      Basil 1 of 2 said | 7:05pm | ! Report

      Just realised upon checking the score that this is a Suns “home” game. The integrity of the draw is continually put into question.

      • 7:10pm
        Don Freo said | 7:10pm | ! Report

        Why? They sold the game to Freo for $1m.

      • 7:12pm
        Matto said | 7:12pm | ! Report

        What draw integrity? Not sure there is another sport like it.

    • Editor

      7:02pm
      Josh Elliott said | 7:02pm | ! Report

      Goal
      Hayden Ballantyne kicks his second, Dockers can’t lose it from here.


      Gold Coast Suns: 10.7 (67)
      Fremantle Dockers: 13.18 (96)

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