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    GWS Giants vs. Fremantle

    UNSW Canberra Oval
    AFL Home and Away April 14, 2018
    GWS Giants 82, Fremantle 51
    GWS Giants Fremantle
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q11511   3119
    Q25939   5232
    Q381462   5636
    Q4111682   7951

    The Greater Western Sydney Giants welcome the Fremantle Dockers to the UNSW Oval in Canberra. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 1:45pm (AEST).

    The Giants will be disappointed after losing last week against the Sydney Swans. Many felt it was an opportunity for Leon Cameron’s side to lay a marker down for the rest of the season. Sure, they will still be thereabouts come the end, but it no doubt is a psychological blow to lose to one of the teams that will also be thereabouts early on in the season.

    Despite last week, they have still started the season relatively well without being at their absolute best, chalking up wins against the Western Bulldogs and the Collingwood Magpies.

    Jeremy Cameron has looked the goods thus far, kicking goals as he usually does. He will play a big part in his team getting back to winning ways.

    In team news for the Giants, the notable out is Josh Kelly, who will miss this week due to groin soreness. Rory Lobb also comes out with an injury to his knee, and Harry Perryman has been omitted.

    Toby Greene, Ryan Griffen and Dawson Simpson are the three inclusions.

    As for Fremantle, Ross Lyon will be fairly pleased with how they have started the season. Back-to-back wins against the Essendon Bombers and the Gold Coast Suns gives them a solid base to work from going forward.

    It is a young list and it will show at times, but at least Fremantle are showing something early so the supporters have some hope going forward.

    The biggest positive for the Dockers is that Nat Fyfe looks back to his absolute best, and with that you are getting a serious footballer. Players like Fyfe at their best can really project a list forward, and no doubt Lyon would know that.

    In team news for the Dockers, they are unchanged from last week’s win against the Suns.

    Prediction
    Despite the Dockers coming into this game with back-to-back wins, the Giants will prove too strong over the course of four quarters. Their list runs so deep in terms of talent, and with that comes class across every line, and it’ll show between the two sides.

    The Giants by 37.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    2' GOAL - Ryan Griffen (GWS Giants)
    4' GOAL - Brandon Matera (Fremantle)
    12' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    13' BEHIND - Dylan Shiel (GWS Giants)
    16' GOAL - Aaron Sandilands (Fremantle)
    18' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    19' GOAL - Stephen Hill (Fremantle)
    22' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    27' BEHIND - Toby Greene (GWS Giants)
    30' BEHIND - Ryan Griffen (GWS Giants)
    Quarter 2
    2' GOAL - Ryan Griffen (GWS Giants)
    4' GOAL - David Mundy (Fremantle)
    6' BEHIND - Callan Ward (GWS Giants)
    7' BEHIND - Toby Greene (GWS Giants)
    12' BEHIND - Jacob Hopper (GWS Giants)
    13' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    15' BEHIND - Cam McCarthy (Fremantle)
    17' GOAL - Toby Greene (GWS Giants)
    21' GOAL - Tim Taranto (GWS Giants)
    24' BEHIND - Tim Taranto (GWS Giants)
    28' GOAL - Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)
    Quarter 3
    5' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    7' BEHIND - Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)
    9' BEHIND - Ryan Griffen (GWS Giants)
    11' BEHIND - Toby Greene (GWS Giants)
    11' BEHIND - Daniel Lloyd (GWS Giants)
    15' GOAL - Stephen Coniglio (GWS Giants)
    17' GOAL - Matt de Boer (GWS Giants)
    22' BEHIND - Matt de Boer (GWS Giants)
    22' BEHIND - Jacob Hopper (GWS Giants)
    24' BEHIND - Lachie Neale (Fremantle)
    25' GOAL - Daniel Lloyd (GWS Giants)
    26' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    Quarter 4
    2' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    5' GOAL - Brandon Matera (Fremantle)
    6' GOAL - Bailey Banfield (Fremantle)
    14' GOAL - Toby Greene (GWS Giants)
    17' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    20' BEHIND - Aidan Corr (GWS Giants)
    23' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    24' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    27' GOAL - Jacob Hopper (GWS Giants)
    29' BEHIND - Nathan Wilson (Fremantle)
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    • 1:05pm
      jonboy said | 1:05pm | ! Report

      Ballantyne, McCarthy and Taberner not ONE goal between them and NO defensive pressure whatsoever. Sheridan and Ballantyne have always failed when the opposition is Hot. Taberner did try hard and gets another crack but Ross has to wake up on the other two.

      • 1:39pm
        Don Freo said | 1:39pm | ! Report

        Missed the game again, Jonboy?

        Both Ballas and McCarthy created a goal each with tackles and frees and Ballas made a second one that should have been awarded 15 metres out. Taberner put pressure on all game.

        They were, however, off their games but the ball did not get down there much. That is a fault that lies elsewhere. The wings and high forwards, Brayshaw, Cerra, Crowden, Tucker, Sheridan were overwhelmed in the conditions.

        You must have had a few nano-naps yesterday.

        • 2:10pm
          jonboy said | 2:10pm | ! Report

          Just repeated what i said they were off …well and truly.

    • Roar Rookie

      7:25pm
      Mattician6x6 said | 7:25pm | ! Report

      Just finished in Perth due to delay, gws never left second gear imo and freo reflected a team with a lot of sub 50 game players.

      • Roar Guru

        7:49pm
        Dalgety Carrington said | 7:49pm | ! Report

        Who’s to say what gear the Giants were in. Very tricky conditions really. Freo just couldn’t get any sort of efficiency with their F50 entries.

        • Roar Rookie

          11:01pm
          Mattician6x6 said | 11:01pm | ! Report

          Dalgetty I was a impartial observer and if gws had stepped it up the loss for freo would’ve been massive. You’ve only isolated that one part, did you forget I also said in as many words it was really a reflection of where both sides are at.

          • Roar Guru

            1:05am
            Dalgety Carrington said | 1:05am | ! Report

            No such thing as an unbiased opinion, only if you’re able to recognise your bias do you hope to get clarity.

            So are you saying GWS were unmotivated? Why didn’t they step up a gear?

            All I said was it was very hard to judge what gear they were in. It’s not an observable, and all the more difficult to know given the conditions.

            Like round 1, Freo were made to pay the price for forward inefficiency.

            • Roar Rookie

              1:51am
              Mattician6x6 said | 1:51am | ! Report

              Dalgetty I have no allegiance to freo or gws so yes I was impartial.
              Of course physically gws were prepared but mentally they were not switched on like they would of been if they had been playing Richmond, Adelaide etc.
              Now this is my opinion and todays result was indicative of a very good side doing enough to get the points against a team that tho improving still is In the evolution state which is far from the premiership window the other is in.

      • Roar Pro

        9:53pm
        anon said | 9:53pm | ! Report

        I think you’re exaggerating the effect of playing young players.

        The important team is that the core of the team is experienced. It’s a very experienced midfield with experienced key position players like Johnson, Hamling and Wilson down back.

        Fremantle will never be a competitive top 8 team playing numbers behind the ball footy.

        They are very, very predictable moving the ball.

        • 11:15pm
          Don Freo said | 11:15pm | ! Report

          Freo already is a competitive top 8 side…as are about 15 sides at the moment. You just only ever hit this site when Freo has a loss. You have been very absent for two of their 4 games. That’s why we all think you know nothing.

          There was nothing predictable about their ball movement today. Unpredictability was their problem and much of that was due to the Canberra wind. Perhaps you can predict the wind …but it only ever happens after the game is played. Another post-diction.

          Now your side…your team is a concern. They won’t improve just by you having a go at other teams.

        • Roar Guru

          1:06am
          Dalgety Carrington said | 1:06am | ! Report

          Every team plays numbers “behind the ball”.

    • Roar Guru

      4:15pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:15pm | ! Report

      Cheers for joining me today everyone, hope you enjoyed the call!

      • Roar Guru

        4:22pm
        XI said | 4:22pm | ! Report

        Cheers for your work, Lachlan.

        • Roar Guru

          4:24pm
          AdelaideDocker said | 4:24pm | ! Report

          Thanks Lachlan.

          Good job for your boys, XI. I can’t let my frustration prevent me from appreciating the Giants’ game.

      • 10:56am
        Maurice said | 10:56am | ! Report

        I think the dockers need to turn 1 of their backs into a forward . Pearce or Wilson .
        Not sure if McCarthy has the nous as a forward. Put him as a centre half back he has got a good kick . And can follow whoever when it’s heading down .

        • Roar Guru

          11:08am
          AdelaideDocker said | 11:08am | ! Report

          Good thinking, but Wilson and Pearce are way too valuable in defence for us. McCarthy can be a bit frustrating, yes, but I don’t think he’d have the nous as a defender.

        • 11:35am
          Don Freo said | 11:35am | ! Report

          That would be weird. Wilson out of the half back line?

          McCarthy was great last week. He just needs another tall up there. That tall is Tabs. He needs to stay up forward to establish some methods with McCarthy. Cox might comes in for Sheridan or Crowden.

          When Darcy is fit or Apeness, Meek or Dixon get more games into them, we have our other tall or our other ruck.

          Freo was ok. The conditions caught a few of the young ones out. Brayshaw, Cerra and Crowden were ordinary and they’ll grow from that.

          Mundy, Sandi and Stephen Hill were fantastic.

          • 10:54am
            johno said | 10:54am | ! Report

            Apeness is injured …again. Dixon is out for another month or so and Meek is not quite there. If anyone Cox should come in next

            We need a natural tall forward … or better delivery into the forward line. There seemed to be little or no movement down front

            But we were 2 goals down 5 minutes into the final term, playing away against a premiership favourite, and we were playing poor football

            Tucker deserves to stay, while Sheridan can leave when Langdon or Hill comes back.

            Cerra and Brayshaw might need a game or two in the seconds to get their hands on the ball again

            In the WAFL Peel lost again (close game) to the Demons…Duman seems to be improving, but he’s a defender not a forward

            • 3:02pm
              Don Freo said | 3:02pm | ! Report

              Duman…all 192cm, 70kg wringing wet…has been playing on a wing this year.

    • Roar Guru

      4:14pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:14pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      Not a great game to watch, but GWS have the four points they so desperately wanted.

      GWS: 11.16 (82)
      Fremantle Dockers : 7.9 (51)

    • Roar Guru

      4:13pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:13pm | ! Report

      Behind
      00.33 – Minor score for the Dockers.

      GWS: 11.16 (82)
      Fremantle Dockers : 7.9 (51)

    • Roar Guru

      4:12pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:12pm | ! Report

      Goal
      01.04 – Hopper with a nice goal on the run.

      GWS: 11.16 (82)
      Fremantle Dockers : 7.8 (50)

    • Roar Guru

      4:08pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:08pm | ! Report

      Behind
      03.30 – Minor score for the Dockers.

      GWS: 10.16 (76)
      Fremantle Dockers : 7.8 (50)

    • Roar Guru

      4:07pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:07pm | ! Report

      Goal
      04.00 – Cameron wins the free kick on a slight angle, about 15 out. He goes back and converts this one.

      GWS: 10.16 (76)
      Fremantle Dockers : 7.7 (49)

    • Roar Guru

      4:04pm
      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:04pm | ! Report

      Behind
      06.02 – Minor score for the Giants.

      GWS: 9.16 (70)
      Fremantle Dockers : 7.7 (49)

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