Australian Football League (AFL) Live Fremantle Dockers vs West Coast Eagles match will be kick off at Patersons Stadium, Perth,Saturday 28 june 2014 online, 16:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
Fremantle are chugging along just fine – sitting fourth on the ladder at 9-4. They’re the best defensive side in the competition conceding an average of just 67 points per game. Ross Lyon’s men have won five in a row with Richmond coming closest to toppling them (a 20-point win). They’re 6-0 against bottom eight sides this year with an average winning margin of 42-points. The Eagles have won two in a row to stay in finals contention – at 10th and two games outside of September action. Josh Kennedy has kicked 18 goals in his past two games home.
Freo got the chocolates in the Derby in round 7 this year. Lachie Neale led the way, helping himself to 32 touches and a goal to win the Ross Glendinning Medal. Whilst Hayden Ballantyne and Zac Clarke led the way in front of goal with 5 goals between them in the low scoring game. Fremantle won by 19 points in a game which totalled only 127-points between the two sides.
This will be the 40th Derby with West Coast leading 21-18 though the Dockers have won the last four matches. Since the start of 2010, the Dockers are 6-3 (7-2 against the line) vs West Coast. Five of the last seven WA Derbies have totalled under 162 points. Under Ross Lyon, the Dockers are 26-6 (20-12 against the line) at Patersons Stadium. Only 3 Fremantle games have gone over 180 total match points this season.
B Lee Spurr, Zac Dawson, Paul Duffield
HB Tendai Mzungu, Garrick Ibbotson, Stephen Hill
C David Mundy, Ryan Crowley, Danyle Pearce
HF Lachie Neale, Chris Mayne, Colin Sylvia
F Hayden Ballantyne, Matthew Pavlich, Zac Clarke
FOLL Aaron Sandilands, Nat Fyfe, Nick Suban
I/C Michael Barlow, Clancee Pearce, Matt Taberner,Cameron Sutcliffe
EMG Tommy Sheridan, Kepler Bradley, Anthony Morabito
IN Matt Taberner
OUT Alex Silvagni (Ribs)
B Will Schofield, Eric Mackenzie, Sam Butler
HB Brad Sheppard, Mitchell Brown, Shannon Hurn
C Matt Rosa, Matt Priddis, Chris Masten
HF Sharrod Wellingham, Josh Kennedy, Jack Darling
F Dean Cox, Jeremy McGovern, Mark LeCras
FOLL Nic Naitanui, Luke Shuey, Mark Hutchings
I/C Xavier Ellis, Jamie Bennell, Patrick McGinnity, Andrew Gaff
EMG Jacob Brennan, Jamie Cripps, Scott Lycett
IN Dean Cox, Patrick McGinnity
OUT Jamie Cripps (Omitted), Scott Lycett (Omitted)