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Match Report

Freo's inaccuracy proves costly

By Travis King - afl.com.au Exclusive to AFL Bigpond Network July 16, 2017 1:51 PM

Suban's milestone goal
Nick Suban slots a goal on the run in his 150th game. Fremantle's Nick Suban slots the goal on the run in his 150th game.

The final Carlton Draught Derby at Domain Stadium won't live long in the memory, but West Coast banked four vital points as Fremantle missed their chances in front of goal.

West Coast's five-goal-to-nil opening burst proved the difference in a clash overshadowed by Freo's inaccurate goal kicking.

Fremantle had the same amount of scoring shots but no winners in attack as the Eagles ran out 11.8 (74) to 5.14 (44) winners.

West Coast skipper Shannon Hurn was the unanimous choice as Ross Glendinning medallist after picking up 34 disposals across half-back.

Freo's chances of finals football have been dealt a blow and the loss could be soured after star Stephen Hill hurt his shoulder in the final term, although he returned to the action after receiving treatment.

Freo wingman Bradley Hill (28 disposals) found plenty of the ball but had a day to forget in front of goal, missing some sitters as he kicked three behinds.

Skipper Nat Fyfe (30, 19 contested) could hold his head high after fighting all match in the midfield and helping Freo gain some ascendancy after trailing 25-3 at quarter-time.

Freo's vaunted onball brigade wrestled its way on top but some wasted inside 50 entries, saw them trail by 14 points at the long break.

Freo notched six behinds before Kersten finally broke the drought with a miraculous no-look snap midway through the second term.

Fremantle refused to go away in the second half, and closed the margin to 16 points in the final quarter, but the Eagles had enough answers.

West Coast wrapped up the history of crosstown rivalries at Domain with an overall 26-20 win-loss record after Sunday's win.

More to come

FREMANTLE             0.3      2.8      3.13    5.14 (44)                  
WEST COAST            4.1      5.4      9.6      11.8 (74)           

GOALS
Fremantle: Walters 2, Kersten, Suban, Ballantyne
West Coast: Kennedy 3, LeCras 2, Darling 2, Petrie, Priddis, McGovern, Sheed 

BEST 
Fremantle: Fyfe, Neale, Suban, Blakely, Weller
West Coast: Duggan, Hurn, McGovern, Sheppard, Gaff, Redden 

INJURIES 
Fremantle: S.Hill (shoulder)
West Coast: Nil

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Stevic, Hay, Findlay

Official crowd: 38,722 

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Lyon post-match Q & A: Rd 17 v Eagles

Ross Lyon spoke to the media after Sunday's loss to West Coast

3:58pm Jul 16, 2017

Match Video

Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Andrew Gaff
    Andrew Gaff
    35
  • Fremantle
    Lachie Neale
    34
  • West Coast Eagles
    Shannon Hurn
    34
  • Fremantle
    Connor Blakely
    33
  • West Coast Eagles
    Liam Duggan
    31
Fantasy Leaders
  • Connor Blakely
    Connor Blakely
    149
  • West Coast Eagles
    Shannon Hurn
    137
  • West Coast Eagles
    Liam Duggan
    124
  • West Coast Eagles
    Jack Redden
    118
  • Fremantle
    Lachie Neale
    114
Scoring Leaders
  • Josh J. Kennedy
    Josh J. Kennedy
    3.2
  • Fremantle
    Michael Walters
    2.1
  • West Coast Eagles
    Jack Darling
    2.1
  • West Coast Eagles
    Mark LeCras
    2.0
  • West Coast Eagles
    Drew Petrie
    1.1
Fremantle

Match Stats

West Coast Eagles
  • 372 Disposals 424
  • 68.3 Disposal Eff 76.2
  • 135 Contested Pos 135
  • 87 Marks 143
  • 19 Free Kicks 11
  • 40 Clearances 28
  • 57 Inside 50s 46
  • 34 Rebound 50s 51
  • 65 Tackles 50
  • 35 Hit-outs 43
  • 83 Interchanges 85
Fremantle

Breakdown

Fremantle
  • 0.3 (3)
    4.1 (25)
  • 2.8 (20)
    5.4 (34)
  • 3.13 (31)
    9.6 (60)
  • 5.14 (44)
    11.8 (74)

Match Video

Player Stats

Fremantle

Fremantle

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Connor Blakely 23 10 33 11 0 2 0 6 0 1 149
2Lachie Neale 13 21 34 5 0 2 0 4 0 0 114
3Nat Fyfe 13 17 30 4 0 2 1 6 0 1 109
4Bradley Hill 21 7 28 4 0 1 0 4 0 3 109
5Hayden Crozier 8 8 16 9 0 0 1 6 0 1 89
6Sean Darcy 5 6 11 2 32 0 0 4 0 0 81
7David Mundy 10 14 24 3 0 1 1 3 0 1 78
8Stephen Hill 12 7 19 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 73
9Lachie Weller 11 9 20 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 72
10Luke Ryan 10 10 20 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 72
11Michael Walters 10 4 14 1 0 3 1 4 2 1 70
12Darcy Tucker 7 9 16 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 70
13Nick Suban 13 4 17 3 0 2 3 3 1 0 67
14Hayden Ballantyne 7 1 8 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 54
15Lee Spurr 9 4 13 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 53
16Michael Johnson 7 4 11 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 50
17Brennan Cox 5 8 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 45
18Ryan Nyhuis 5 5 10 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 43
19Griffin Logue 3 6 9 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 39
20Ethan Hughes 7 4 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 38
21Shane Kersten 2 6 8 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 32
22Joel Hamling 3 4 7 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 26
West Coast Eagles

West Coast Eagles

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Shannon Hurn 22 12 34 14 0 1 0 1 0 0 137
2Liam Duggan 20 11 31 11 0 1 0 2 0 0 124
3Jack Redden 16 13 29 11 0 1 2 4 0 0 118
4Andrew Gaff 20 15 35 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 114
5Jamie Cripps 13 4 17 10 0 0 1 5 0 0 94
6Matt Priddis 8 18 26 1 0 2 1 6 1 1 93
7Dom Sheed 13 14 27 5 0 1 1 1 1 1 91
8Luke Shuey 8 14 22 3 0 0 2 8 0 0 87
9Drew Petrie 12 2 14 7 11 0 0 0 1 1 79
10Sam Mitchell 7 19 26 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 77
11Chris Masten 13 6 19 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 76
12Brad Sheppard 10 7 17 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 75
13Josh J. Kennedy 7 3 10 6 0 0 1 3 3 2 74
14Mark LeCras 9 4 13 7 0 0 1 2 2 0 73
15Tom Barrass 12 3 15 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 67
16Lewis Jetta 9 7 16 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 64
17Jeremy McGovern 8 5 13 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 64
18Jack Darling 7 4 11 7 0 1 2 1 2 1 62
19Jackson Nelson 13 3 16 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 61
20Will Schofield 9 5 14 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 58
21Mark Hutchings 7 8 15 5 0 0 3 3 0 0 55
22Nathan Vardy 1 3 4 0 32 1 1 2 0 0 47

Team Lineups

West Coast Eagles

B

  • Brad Sheppard,
  • Will Schofield,
  • Tom Barrass

HB

  • Dom Sheed,
  • Jeremy McGovern,
  • Shannon Hurn

C

  • Andrew Gaff,
  • Sam Mitchell,
  • Lewis Jetta

HF

  • Liam Duggan,
  • Jack Darling,
  • Drew Petrie

F

  • Mark LeCras,
  • Josh J. Kennedy,
  • Mark Hutchings

Fol

  • Nathan Vardy,
  • Matt Priddis,
  • Luke Shuey

I/C

  • Chris Masten,
  • Jack Redden,
  • Jamie Cripps,
  • Jackson Nelson

No Late Change

In

  • Will Schofield,
  • Josh J. Kennedy,
  • Chris Masten,
  • Jack Redden,
  • Jackson Nelson

Out

  • Scott Lycett (Shoulder),
  • Malcolm Karpany (Quad),
  • Eric Mackenzie (Hamstring),
  • Sharrod Wellingham (Omitted),
  • Elliot Yeo (Omitted)

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