Fremantle Dockers vs Adelaide Crows: AFL live scores, blog

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    Fremantle vs. Adelaide Crows

    Optus Stadium
    AFL Home and Away June 10, 2018
    Fremantle 71, Adelaide Crows 68
    Fremantle Adelaide Crows
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q15232   1410
    Q25636   7648
    Q39862   7951
    Q4101171   91468

    Match result:

    Fremantle have answered their detractors with a show of toughness, grit and determination to keep the flickering hopes of their season still alive.

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    Final score
    Fremantle Dockers 10.11.71
    Adelaide Crows 9.14.68

    Match preview:

    The second, and final, of the Sunday matches sees the Fremantle Dockers back home at Optus Stadium hosting the Adelaide Crows in a vital match for both sides. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 4:40pm AEST.

    Of all the weeks for Nat Fyfe to be suspended, this was the absolute last week that Ross Lyon could afford it. His coaching tenure hanging by a thread, his Dockers hosting a very much struggling Crows outfit come off a surprise round 10 loss to GWS, Ross needed his main man today of all days.

    What an awkward match this is, in multiple respects, for both teams.

    Ross the Floss (that new moniker on account of his dental antics in the coaching box last round) is slowly, but ever so surely, losing that aura around his image.

    This Fremantle side is, to put it lightly, not particularly good, and the problem for Lyon is that he was brought out to west to ensure that the Dockers did not become exactly that.

    Losing the one legitimate superstar (some harsh critics would say one legitimate AFL-calibre player) in your side for this home game is the worst of worst timing, and Fyfe could have decapitated someone last round, you Lyon still would have fought the charge to make him available.

    The return home is the single blessing for this Dockers side. They are a 35-point better side at home than away this season, so funnily enough while you would expect Fremantle to score, a lot may ultimately rest on their defence. Again though, you cannot be sure how much all of that rests on Fyfe.

    And the Crows are right there for the taking. What exactly is going on in the Crows medical unit is anybody’s guess, and you literally have to guess these days given you cannot believe what the club is saying about players and their injuries (point of fact, see Taylor Walker’s inclusion, who mere moments before being named had been publicly listed as only likely for next round).

    Still, the injury list is long for Adelaide, and while Nat Fyfe’s absence can only help the away side, the question will be, can it account for the lengthy Crows’ absentee list of their own?

    Adelaide go into this match having thumped Fremantle by 100 points last up, and on a three game winning streak against the home opposition.

    Prediction
    The home ground can only do so much for the Dockers. The Dockers are a stronger side out west, but taking Fyfe out of that side may be a loss too much that even the hard turf of Optus Stadium just cannot account for. Crows, regardless of their own loss of personnel, should still be strong enough to get the job done.

    Crows by 17 points.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    2' GOAL - Bailey Banfield (Fremantle)
    6' GOAL - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    8' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    9' BEHIND - Rushed (Adelaide Crows)
    10' BEHIND - Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle)
    12' GOAL - Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle)
    16' GOAL - Brennan Cox (Fremantle)
    18' GOAL - Tommy Sheridan (Fremantle)
    20' BEHIND - Rushed (Adelaide Crows)
    21' BEHIND - Rushed (Adelaide Crows)
    23' BEHIND - Rushed (Adelaide Crows)
    27' GOAL - Darcy Tucker (Fremantle)
    Quarter 2
    2' GOAL - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide Crows)
    4' BEHIND - Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle)
    6' GOAL - Richard Douglas (Adelaide Crows)
    8' BEHIND - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    10' BEHIND - Ed Langdon (Fremantle)
    12' GOAL - Sam Gibson (Adelaide Crows)
    14' GOAL - Josh Jenkins (Adelaide Crows)
    18' GOAL - Taylor Walker (Adelaide Crows)
    20' BEHIND - Darcy Tucker (Fremantle)
    21' GOAL - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    22' BEHIND - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    28' BEHIND - Connor Blakely (Fremantle)
    Quarter 3
    2' GOAL - Brennan Cox (Fremantle)
    4' BEHIND - Taylor Walker (Adelaide Crows)
    6' BEHIND - Tommy Sheridan (Fremantle)
    9' GOAL - Brennan Cox (Fremantle)
    14' GOAL - Ed Langdon (Fremantle)
    18' GOAL - Tommy Sheridan (Fremantle)
    20' BEHIND - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    23' BEHIND - Myles Poholke (Adelaide Crows)
    25' BEHIND - Rushed (Fremantle)
    Quarter 4
    2' BEHIND - Bailey Banfield (Fremantle)
    2' BEHIND - Ed Langdon (Fremantle)
    4' GOAL - Hugh Greenwood (Adelaide Crows)
    5' BEHIND - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    7' BEHIND - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    8' BEHIND - Bailey Banfield (Fremantle)
    13' GOAL - Brennan Cox (Fremantle)
    16' BEHIND - Eddie Betts (Adelaide Crows)
    17' BEHIND - Darcy Fogarty (Adelaide Crows)
    17' BEHIND - Taylor Walker (Adelaide Crows)
    30' GOAL - Myles Poholke (Adelaide Crows)
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    • Roar Rookie

      12:58pm
      WCE said | 12:58pm | ! Report

      smacking a guy in the guts 2 feet from the ump would have to go down as the dumbest thing you’ll ever see , though coming from walters its expected

      • 1:09pm
        Don Freo said | 1:09pm | ! Report

        Ruining a stellar career as an all time great through substance abuse might rank as dumber.

      • 3:33pm
        Demak said | 3:33pm | ! Report

        That’s rich coming from an eagles supporter

    • 7:21pm
      Geoff from Bruce Stadium said | 7:21pm | ! Report

      Horrible season for the Crows just got worse. Thought Freo were a good chance with Adelaide losing two more to injury after last week. They are trying hard enough but finding it hard to win. Will be hard for them to make the 8 from here.

      • 7:27pm
        Haydos said | 7:27pm | ! Report

        Freo had 9 players less than 25 games, no Sandi, no Fyfe. Adelaide were in the box seat to come to Perth and win.

        • 7:37pm
          Geoff from Bruce Stadium said | 7:37pm | ! Report

          The Crows had 8 out and lost Brown during the match. Freo may have been without Sandilands and Fyfe but they were playing at home against a team missing almost half their team and short on confidence. Enjoy the win.

          • 9:55pm
            Don Freo said | 9:55pm | ! Report

            Freo had more players out and those players are better than the players Adelaide had out.

            That one won’t work.

            • 10:41pm
              Maggie said | 10:41pm | ! Report

              “Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o’clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing ‘Hallelujah.’”

              (With thanks to Monty Python)

              Move along lads, all teams have difficulties.

            • 12:06am
              Sammy said | 12:06am | ! Report

              @don..bwahahaha…that was the funniest thing i have heard all week. You a comedian?

        • 7:42pm
          Sammy said | 7:42pm | ! Report

          But the crows were missing lynch, sloane, mcgovern, b crouch, laird, knight, smith. They were playing guys like poholke, murphy, fogarty, doedee who are all playing games for the first time this year. They also have guys like mckay, kelly, jacobs and atkins woefully out of form and in need of being dropped (if there were replacements of AFL quality ready but their are not) and they had guys underdone from injury hit seasons like tex, crouch, milera. If ever freo were a good thing to win it was today. The crows season is done as they will not now play finals with tgeir injuries and draw to come.

          • Roar Guru

            8:03pm
            Dalgety Carrington said | 8:03pm | ! Report

            Hate to play one-up-manship games, but Freo were missing Fyfe, Sandi, the Hill bros, Taberner, Darcy, Grey etc and had a team on the park a whole year or two younger on average than the Crows. Absolutely were the Crows nobbled, but so to were Freo, and Freo’s younger team definitely opened the door for the Crows.

            • Roar Pro

              8:28pm
              anon said | 8:28pm | ! Report

              It really doesn’t matter. Two bad teams. Crows decimated by injuries, Freo just bad in general.

              Dockers won by 3 points at home.

              Are you going to be bold enough to pencil yourselves in to beat Carlton next week?

              • 7:22am
                Don Freo said | 7:22am | ! Report

                If it doesn’t matter, why comment?

                Your whole life is dedicated to Freo’s performance, yet somehow, ‘it doesn’t matter’.

              • Roar Pro

                2:50pm
                anon said | 2:50pm | ! Report

                If your young blokes are so good, are you going to be bold enough to pencil in a win against the pitiful Carlton next week?

                Put your money where your mouth is.

              • 6:12pm
                Don Freo said | 6:12pm | ! Report

                Of course they will. They get them twice and Brisbane…that’s why they will finish in the 8.

                Freo has played all the top sides…almost…and almost beat 2 of them.

                Why are you so interested?

            • 9:18pm
              Sammy said | 9:18pm | ! Report

              I’ll give you fyfe and sandilands..both super dominant players. The others are ok are not the difference makers. The 7 crows players i listed would walk into every other side in the comp (knight maybe the only exception). The other think that has killed us is the repeated injuries during every game without exception this year and a revolving door of those injured going out to be replaced by underdone players coming back in. In the current state, the crows are a bottom 4 team and freo were much fresher today and being at home had the perfect opportunity. Having said that the game was decided by 3 points with some dubious calls in the game that didn’t help but a win for the crows would have only masked the gaping problems they have at the moment. I think that they now would be better off focusing on making sure as many guys as possible are ready to go for preseason, get the draft and trade period right and get a full squad fresh to go next year and they will be a top 4 challenger again for sure

              • 9:29pm
                Doctor Rotcod said | 9:29pm | ! Report

                The Eagles could probably use Sloane and Crouch.We’ll pass on the others,thanks

              • 12:01am
                Sammy said | 12:01am | ! Report

                Laird? Smith?…they both would instantly improve your side. Mcgovern would also. I understand lynch being overlooked though

              • 10:13pm
                Don Freo said | 10:13pm | ! Report

                I’ll see your Lynch
                And raise you Sandilands
                I’ll see your Sloane
                And raise you Fyfe
                I’ll see your Crouch
                And raise you Stephen Hill
                I’ll see your Laird
                And raise you Brad Hill
                I’ll see your Brodie Smith
                And blitz him with Harley Bennell
                I’ll see your Riley Knight with any Peel player but I’ll see him with our injured Lee Spurr and raise you with Brady Grey…

                And there’s more!!!

              • 11:58pm
                Sammy said | 11:58pm | ! Report

                Now you are just being silly don. Fyfe and sandilands are tops but the others…please

                And maggie all teams do have difficulties but some are having far more significant ones (crows) than others this year which has been universally accepted in the footy fraternity

              • 12:47am
                Don Freo said | 12:47am | ! Report

                Oh…and Tabs tops most of Adelaide’s outs too.

              • 12:48am
                Don Freo said | 12:48am | ! Report

                …and Sean Darcy too!!

                Your argument looks emptier and emptier.

              • 10:46pm
                Maggie said | 10:46pm | ! Report

                “Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o’clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing ‘Hallelujah.’”

                (With thanks to Monty Python)

                Move along lads, all teams have difficulties.

              • 12:00am
                Don Freo said | 12:00am | ! Report

                The Hills and Bennell are better than all 7 you have mentioned. If Rory Sloane has the career Stephen Hill has had, he’d be a very happy man.

          • 9:23pm
            Doctor Rotcod said | 9:23pm | ! Report

            Even with their extensive injury list, the Crows are 14% and three goals a game better team than Freo.
            But not today. Fogarty, Doedee and Murphy are good first year players and cover some of the outs, but nine goals wins you few games. You can thank Betts for the loss, if you feel like blaming one of your players

            • 12:09am
              Don Freo said | 12:09am | ! Report

              Betts was always under pressure. He missed no howlers. He was defended really well by Ryan Nyhuis who just corralled him into difficult positions.

              Freo’s young blokes were just better.

    • Roar Guru

      7:18pm
      Karlo Tychsen said | 7:18pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      Fremantle have answered their detractors with a show of toughness, grit and determination to keep the flickering hopes of their season still alive.

      The match was as close as the scoreline suggested, and it was Fremantle who came out firing in the first quarter, to take a 22-point lead into quarter time.

      Adelaide responded as you knew they would, controlling the second term with a 6 goals to nil showing, and an 11 point lead at half-time.

      The third quarter was the quarter that mattered the most, as Fremantle kicked four goals to nil, and took what would turn out to be an insurmountable lead at three quarter time.

      Much was made during the week about the absence of Nat Fyfe, and whether or not the Dockers could limit the damage to be applied by Adelaide, let alone win. The likes of Connor Blakely, Adam Cerra, Ed Langdon, and Brennan Cox (who gave a best on ground performance) stepped out of the great Fyfe’s shadow to lead the team around the park, and ultimately to victory.

      Michael Walters was at his enigmatic best, coming in and out of the contest, and while getting heavily involved in scoring, late in the game he gave away what at other times might have been a game turning free with a stomach punch, and then to make matters worse, a 50m free kick for remonstrating. He was placed on report and taken from the field by Ross Lyon.

      Walters sat and watched on nervously as Adelaide pressed for a win, and while Myles Poholke kicked a goal after the siren, Fremantle managed to steal a win that their performance deserved.

      For the Crows, Bryce Gibbs was a standout, the team always looking stronger when he was on the field, while Sam Gibson played strongly.

      Eddie Betts had a lively game, though he will look back on his wastefulness in the fourth quarter, and know that he could have done more.

      So each team will travel to Melbourne next weekend with differing confidence levels. Fremantle will like their chances against Carlton, while Adelaide must now pull themselves together for a daunting journey to the MCG to face Hawthorn, for Shaun Burgoyne’s 350th.

      Fremantle by 3 points.


      Fremantle Dockers: 71
      Adelaide Crows: 62

      • 10:05pm
        Fairsuckofthesav said | 10:05pm | ! Report

        The most one sided atrocious display of umpiring in some tine. That no 6 ???? 1st quarter Gibson pushed in the back in front of goal? Play on. Tex bumps a player marks in front of goal. Free kick Dockets.No 6 again. All the commentators could say was ‘no voice of affirmation. ‘ Last quarter dockers collide ball spills out Tex into an open goal. Dockers mark????? The Docker did not hold the mark. Crows need to send a strongly worded email to the Umpiring fraternitu who did not umpire fairly!

    • 7:11pm
      Doctor Rotcod said | 7:11pm | ! Report

      Crows outscore Dockers in last quarter! Fail to win!

    • Roar Guru

      7:09pm
      Rick Figjam said | 7:09pm | ! Report

      Good job Freo.

      String a few together now.

      • 7:15pm
        Doctor Rotcod said | 7:15pm | ! Report

        Carlton,Brisbane,Melbourne at Traeger Park,Port at home…

        • Roar Guru

          10:07pm
          Paul D said | 10:07pm | ! Report

          They have to win the next two at a minimum, if my lot go to Perth in their current form and beat them Ross should resign

          • 10:19pm
            Don Freo said | 10:19pm | ! Report

            And when they win them both and sit on 7/7, you can then back them for the 8.

            I think Freo knows a little more than you do about what Ross offers. With the least experienced side in the AFL, Ross’ work has him sitting only behind the Scott bros as a contender for Coach of the Year

          • Roar Guru

            10:29pm
            Dalgety Carrington said | 10:29pm | ! Report

            There’s a lot more nuance than that though. Young teams will be up and down, I’ve been looking at some stats and been pretty struck by how strong age and performance align with each other. There’ll also be the bye as the disruptor card in play to boot for that game.

    • Roar Rookie

      7:09pm
      Downsey said | 7:09pm | ! Report

      Oh, man. The Freo cheer, Banfield’s “Yeeees!”, the young ones flocking to Mundy for a pat on the back, the backline hug. That was all so very satisfying.

    • Roar Rookie

      7:09pm
      Mattician6x6 said | 7:09pm | ! Report

      Well done Fremantle, players earnt it
      Enjoy freo fans, no wce to take limelight this week 😉

      • Roar Guru

        10:40pm
        Dalgety Carrington said | 10:40pm | ! Report

        C’mon, I’m sure they’ll find a way to work Naitanui in there somehow. Plus WC have already left their scent, with Freo copping the usual blowback from the kerfuffle from WC’s generous umpiring and free kick milking last week. 😄

        • Roar Rookie

          10:56pm
          Mattician6x6 said | 10:56pm | ! Report

          😀 unfortunately the west does need to sell papers dal, don’t worry though fyfe has the fashion pages cornered 😉

        • 11:39pm
          Doctor Rotcod said | 11:39pm | ! Report

          You’re coming over all ecological there,Dalgety.
          Next you’ll be going on about having the Dockers’ new litter being eaten
          Freo’s young players played well and like young teams do,they blew hot and cold.
          Walters is in strife, maybe he was marking his territory?

          • Roar Guru

            11:46pm
            Dalgety Carrington said | 11:46pm | ! Report

            SonSon was a little cranky there, maybe there was a little niggle elsewhere maybe. Could be in some strife, depends on how hard they think he punched him. The fifty was a tad harsh I thought.

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