Australian Football League (AFL) Live Brisbane Lions vs Fremantle Dockers match will be kick off at GABBA, Brisbane,Sunday 24 August 2014 online, 13:10 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
The Lions surprised a depleted Collingwood line-up last week whilst Fremantle dispatched the Hawks and are on their way for another top four finish.
The Dockers have found their groove at the right time of the year with 10 wins from their last 12 games including wins over Adelaide, Richmond and Hawthorn and a close loss to the Cats in Geelong. They’re 9-1 (7-3 against the line) vs bottom-ten teams this year and have the second best defence in the league. The Lions have won three of their last four games although did suffer a heavy defeat at the hands of Adelaide two weeks ago. They’re firmly out of the running for the wooden spoon and could climb up to 13th if results go their way. The Lions are 1-8 (2-7 against the line) vs top-eight sides this year.
The Dockers dismantled Brisbane in round 14 this year restricting the Lions to just 22-points whilst piling on 105 themselves. Lachie Neale starred with 34 touches whilst Hayden Ballantyne (five goals) and Matthew Pavlich (three) hit the scoreboard. Tom Rockliff did as he pleased, like he has all year, for the Lions with 45 touches and 12 tackles whilst Stef Martin had 20 touches and 25 hit-outs.
Fremantle and Brisbane have played 22 times, splitting them 11-11 though the Dockers have won the last six encounters. Since 2010, Fremantle is 6-0 (3-3 against the line) vs the Lions. The last four Fremantle-Brisbane games have totalled under 154-points. The Dockers are 17-14-1 (18-14 against the line) when playing away from Perth under Ross Lyon. Only six Fremantle games have gone over 180 total match points this season. The Lions are 3-7 (5-5 against the line) at home this year.
B Justin Clarke, Matt Maguire, Darcy Gardiner
HB Jack Crisp, Joel Patfull, Pearce Hanley
C Sam Mayes, Jed Adcock, Dayne Zorko
HF Lewis Taylor, Jonathan Freeman, James Aish
F Daniel McStay, Michael Close, Daniel Merrett
FOL Stefan Martin, Ryan Harwood, Josh Green
I/C Rohan Bewick, Ashley McGrath, Claye Beams, Tom Rockliff
EMG Nick Robertson, Ryan Lester, Zac O’Brien
IN Ashley McGrath
OUT Marco Paparone (shoulder)
B Lee Spurr, Zac Dawson, Paul Duffield
HB Danyle Pearce, Alex Silvagni, Michael Johnson
C Cameron Sutcliffe, Ryan Crowley, Hayden Crozier
HF Matt Taberner, Chris Mayne, Hayden Ballantyne
F Michael Walters, Matthew Pavlich, Zac Clarke
FOL Aaron Sandilands, David Mundy, Tendai Mzungu
I/C Nick Suban, Stephen Hill, Lachie Neale, Garrick Ibbotson
EMG Max Duffy, Matt de Boer, Jack Hannath
IN Hayden Ballantyne, Nick Suban, Garrick Ibbotson
OUT Nat Fyfe (suspension), Michael Barlow (thumb), Max Duffy