AFL 2014 Live Melbourne Demons vs Fremantle Dockers match will be kick off at TIO Stadium, Darwin,Saturday 05 July 2014 online, Time 19:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
The Demons are in that log jam at 4-10 having lost their past two games and four of the last five. Paul Roos’ side has scored the least amount of points in the AFL this season with 901, at 64-points per game. They’re 0-5 (3-2 against the line) against top eight sides this year. The Dockers are fourth on the ladder at 10-4, having won six in a row. They’re 7-0 (5-2 against the line) against non-finals sides in 2014. Ross Lyon’s men have the stingiest defence in the league, allowing only 68 points per game.
Round 21 was a disaster for the Demons, with Fremantle thrashing them to the tune of 95-points. They kicked 20 goals to five in the rout. David Mundy led the way with 34 disposals and six inside 50’s to earn three Brownlow votes. Matthew Pavlich and Hayden Ballantyne kicked four goals each whilst Zac Clarke dominated in the ruck.
Melbourne and Fremantle have played 31 times with Freo leading 18-13. The Dockers have won the last four games against the Dees by an average of 70-points. Fremantle have played only 1 game in Darwin, a high-scoring clash against the Bulldogs losing by 26-points, 141-115. Three of Melbourne’s four games in Darwin have totalled over 169 points. Melbourne is 2-2 both head-to-head and at the line in Darwin, having lost their past two games in the slippery conditions. The Demons have been slow starters recently, having been outscored by eight goals to halftime in their last four games.
B Colin Garland, James Frawley, Lynden Dunn
HB Jack Grimes, Tom McDonald, Jeremy Howe
C Jordie McKenzie, Bernie Vince, Jack Viney
HF Jack Watts, Cameron Pedersen, Matt Jones
F Rohan Bail, Chris Dawes, Max Gawn
FOLL Mark Jamar, Nathan Jones, Dom Tyson
I/C Dean Terlich, Dom Barry, Dean Kent, Christian Salem
EMG Daniel Nicholson, Luke Tapscott, Alex Georgiou
IN Tom McDonald, Jordie McKenzie
OUT Neville Jetta (Suspension), Daniel Nicholson (Omitted)
B Lee Spurr, Zac Dawson, Paul Duffield
HB Tendai Mzungu, Luke McPharlin, Garrick Ibbotson
C David Mundy, Ryan Crowley, Danyle Pearce
HF Cameron Sutcliffe, Chris Mayne, Colin Sylvia
F Hayden Ballantyne, Matthew Pavlich, Stephen Hill
FOLL Aaron Sandilands, Nat Fyfe, Nick Suban
I/C Michael Barlow, Lachie Neale, Zac Clarke,Anthony Morabito
EMG Tommy Sheridan, Clancee Pearce, Hayden Crozier
IN Luke McPharlin, Anthony Morabito
OUT Matt Taberner (Hamstring), Clancee Pearce (Omitted)