AFL Footy Fremantle Dockers vs Geelong Cats Australian Football Match are played on 7:40pm AEDT, Saturday 17th May,Patersons Stadium, Perth.
For Freo; Zac Dawson, Hayden Ballantyne and Stephen Hill look set to play whilst Luke McPharlin will miss another week. Whilst the Cats will have their first debutant of the year with father-son Jed Bews set to play his first game in the blue and white hoops. Matt Stokes will miss with suspension whilst Andrew Mackie needs to prove his fitness in order to overcome a hamstring injury.
Fremantle have lost three out of their past four games with a 19-point win over West Coast their only win for the past month. They were competitive against Port last weekend before fitness let them down in the final term. The Cats had the bye last weekend and sit third on the ladder at 6-1 having survived a tight game against Richmond two week’s ago.
Fremantle met Geelong at Simonds Stadium in the qualifying final last year. Starting as outsiders, the Dockers were led by Michael Barlow who had 32 disposals and three goals as they upset the Cats by 15 points. Joel Selwood and Steve Johnson were limited to just 20 touches each.
B Paul Duffield, Zac Dawson, Lee Spurr
HB Danyle Pearce, Michael Johnson, Nick Suban
C Stephen Hill, Ryan Crowley, Cameron Sutcliffe
HF Nat Fyfe, Matthew Pavlich, Michael Barlow
F Chris Mayne, Zac Clarke, Hayden Ballantyne
FOL Aaron Sandilands, Tendai Mzungu, David Mundy
I/C Lachie Neale, Alex Silvagni, Matt de Boer, Tommy Sheridan
EMG Garrick Ibbotson, Clancee Pearce, Matt Taberner
IN Tommy Sheridan, Zac Dawson
OUT Hayden Crozier (Omitted), Clancee Pearce (Omitted)
B Andrew Mackie, Tom Lonergan, Harry Taylor
HB Corey Enright, Jared Rivers, Cameron Guthrie
C Mitch Duncan, Joel Selwood, James Kelly
HF Travis Varcoe, Hamish McIntosh, Steve Johnson
F Jordan Murdoch, Tom Hawkins, Steven Motlop
FOL Dawson Simpson, Jimmy Bartel, George Horlin-Smith
I/C Jackson Sheringham, Taylor Hunt, Jed Bews, Mark Blicavs
EMG Jarrad Jansen, Jordan Schroder, Josh Walker
IN Jed Bews, Andrew Mackie
OUT George Burbury (Groin), Mathew Stokes (Suspension)