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The Melbourne Demons desperately need a win to keep their finals hopes alive, but standing in their way are the tenacious Fremantle Dockers. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:10pm (AEST).
Seemingly flying high on their way to a surprising return to the finals, Melbourne dropped the ball big time last week in a shocking upset loss to the Sydney Swans. The Demons looked off the pace and disinterested for large stretches and then ruined a late charge with woeful goalkicking and miserable defensive errors.
The Dockers, on the other hand, have just started to fall away over the last fortnight after what’s been an otherwise encouraging 2020 campaign. They were right with the Tigers at three-quarter time in their last match, but got rolled in the last quarter to lose by 27. They’ll be hoping to get another win on the board before the season’s out.
Melbourne have won their last two matches against Freo and three of their last four, but had lost seven in a row by an average of 66 points prior to that.
Opening bounce: 7:10pm (AEST)
Venue: Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns
TV: Fox Sports, Seven (WA only)
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass
B: Michael Hibberd, Steven May, Joel Smith
HB: Trent Rivers, Jake Lever, Christian Salem
C: Ed Langdon, Christian Petracca, Adam Tomlinson
HF: Alex Neal-Bullen, Sam Weideman, Aaron vandenBerg
F: Kysaiah Pickett, Bayley Fritsch, Jake Melksham
FOL: Max Gawn, Jack Viney, Clayton Oliver
I/C: Toby Bedford, Braydon Preuss, Jayden Hunt, Oskar Baker
B: Brennan Cox, Reece Conca, Nathan Wilson
HB: Taylin Duman, Luke Ryan, Ethan Hughes
C: Adam Cerra, Nat Fyfe, James Aish
HF: Michael Walters, Matt Taberner, Mitch Crowden
F: Lachie Schultz, Rory Lobb, Jesse Hogan
FOL: Sean Darcy, David Mundy, Andrew Brayshaw
I/C: Blake Acres, Caleb Serong, Stephen Hill, Michael Frederick