AFL Live Fremantle Dockers vs Hawthorn Hawks Stream Preliminary Final Week AFL Football 2015 Online, AFL Semi Final Week Match will be kick off at Patersons Stadium, Perth, Australia Friday 25 September 2015 online, 20.20 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Hawks sent an ominous message to the rest of the competition after they destroyed Fremantle by 58-points in the grand final rematch at the MCG on Friday night. Hawthorn emphatically snatched premiership favouritism from Fremantle with a 58-point belting of the Dockers in the grand final rematch at the MCG. For the Dockers, it was a throwback to the pre-Ross Lyon days when they would turn up in Melbourne and routinely be smashed.
In fact, the Hawks’ 21.11 (137) to 11.13 (79) win is the highest score kicked against the Dockers in the Lyon era.The final margin did not justify Hawthorn’s three-quarter domination, with the Dockers adding six goals in the final term to lessen the embarrassment.
Hawthorn that hasn’t already been said? Especially in the wake of their grand final demolition of Sydney, the most emphatic exclamation mark on back-to-back premierships. As we approach the new season, many pundits have looked to the last match in 2014 to tear Sydney down a peg or two for the areas where they were found wanting. Perhaps it is better to simply applaud a Hawthorn performance of peak footballing perfection, rivalling and perhaps bettering Geelong’s 119-point grand final victory against Port in 2007.
It was one-way traffic in the opening term as the premiers slammed on the first six goals. Only a late conversion from Pavlich saved the Dockers from going five matches against the Hawks without scoring a goal in the first quarter. Remarkably, it took Fremantle 16 minutes to take its first mark and the Hawks were 30 points up at the first change.
Fremantle captain Matthew Pavlich played a lone hand with four goals.The comprehensive thrashing means Hawthorn emerges as clear premiership favourite. Match-ending injuries to Michael Walters (ankle) Garrick Ibbitson (shoulder) made a dirty night for Fremantle even worse. But as bad as Freo was, Hawthorn was simply irresistible and had a club record 492 team disposals, proving Alistair Clarkson has got his team in a relentless mindset to win back-to-back flags.
Both sides were without key players but it was blatantly obvious the Dockers were missing midfielders Michael Barlow and Nathan Fyfe more than the Hawks were missing Luke Hodge and big men Brian Lake and Ben McEvoy.
Anyone with Hawks in their team has made dream start to Round 3, with Jordan Lewis (37 touches), Sam Mitchell (36) and Issac Smith (30) leading the stat sheet. Cyril Rioli only had 20 disposals, but he was high among the Hawks’ best due to a string of highlights, including two goals.
Fremantle A fourth-placed ladder finish, followed by a tired straight sets finals departure with the oldest list in the competition, isn’t the sort of thing that should augur well for contending the next time around. Many people think that their inglorious finals exit sparked the beginning of the end of the Dockers’ premiership hopes with the current list. Others have too much respect for Ross Lyon to think they’ll drop down much, if at all.
B: Z.Dawson, L.McPharlin, L.Spurr
HB: P.Duffield, M.Johnson, G.Ibbotson
C: S.Hill, D.Mundy, L.Neale
HF: M.de Boer, C.Mayne, D.Pearce
F: M.Walters, M.Pavlich, H.Ballantyne
Foll: A.Sandilands, N.Fyfe, M.Barlow
Int: Z.Clarke, T.Mzungu C.Pearce, C.Sutcliffe
Em: M.Taberner, H.Crozier, N.Suban
B: J.Frawley, B.Lake, M.Suckling
HB: S.Burgoyne, J.Gibson, G.Birchall
C: I.Smith, S.Mitchell, L.Hodge
HF: C.Rioli, J.Roughead, B.Hill
F: D.Hale, J.Gunston, L.Breust
Foll: B.McEvoy, J.Lewis, L.Shiels
Int: P.Puopolo, B.Stratton, J.Anderson, W.Langford
Em: M.Spangher, B.Whitecross, J.Simpkin