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Match Report

Freo go down to Hawks

By Travis King - afl.com.au Exclusive to AFL Bigpond Network July 22, 2017 5:45 PM

Watch the highlights from Saturday night's clash with Hawthorn.

The Freo Dockers and the Hawks clash in round 18.

The stakes weren’t as high as they used to be but Hawthorn continued their winning streak against Fremantle, with the Hawks having a 52-point victory on Saturday night.

When these 2013 Grand Final opponents last met at Domain Stadium a spot in the ‘15 season-decider was up for grabs.

This time the Hawks and Freo were ‘only’ fighting to keep their slim finals hopes alive, and it was the visitors who fought to a 15.10 (100) to 7.6 (48) triumph.

It was Hawthorn’s 10th win over Fremantle from the past 11 clashes, and rubbing salt into the wounds was an apparent knee injury suffered by Michael Walters two minutes into in the final term.

As Walters pulled up short of a marking contest on the wing and hobbled to the bench, Jack Gunston (35 disposals, eight marks) iced the game with a long-range goal to extend the Hawks’ lead to 34 points.

A four-goal opening quarter immediately put Freo on the back foot and silenced the 30,818-strong crowd.

The Hawks dominated possession in the opening term (120-96) and controlled the ball well.

Late goals to returning spearhead Cam McCarthy and hard-working forward Shane Kersten (two goals) gave Freo some momentum heading into the first break 15 points adrift.

Fremantle turned the momentum their way in the second and third quarters but Hawthorn were too good on the day.

Triple-premiership former Hawks wingman Bradley Hill (25) was Freo’s best and was emotional post-match embracing his ex-teammates and Clarkson.

Young gun Connor Blakely tried hard in defence alongside Joel Hamling (21) and Lachie Weller (22), while Lachie Neale (27) and Stephen Hill (21) didn’t lower their colours.

But they couldn’t prevent the rebuilding Freo from a seventh loss from their past eight games.

“We felt like we regressed tonight,” coach Ross Lyon said.

“The start was disappointing for all concerned.

“We’ve been starting over the last few weeks a lot better and our form’s been really consistent for four weeks.

“We’ve been in tight, tough games and given ourselves plenty of opportunities, defending really well and our clearance work has been strong.

“We came here really optimistic.”

FREMANTLE      2.0   3.4   5.5   7.6 (48) 
HAWTHORN      4.3   6.6   9.9   15.10 (100)

GOALS
Fremantle: Kersten 2, McCarthy 2, Fyfe, Nyhuis, Ballantyne
Hawthorn: 
Breust 2, Roughead 2, Henderson 2, Burgoyne 2, Smith, Gunston, Schoenmakers, Hartung, O’Brien, McEvoy, Howe

BEST 
Fremantle: B.Hill, Fyfe, Neale, Blakely, Logue, Hamling
Hawthorn:
 Gunston, Mitchell, Shiels, Breust, Howe, Roughead, Hodge, Sicily

INJURIES 
Fremantle: Walters (leg)
Hawthorn
: Nil

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Margetts, Ryan, Dalgleish

Official crowd:  30,818 at Domain Stadium 

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Tom Mitchell
    Tom Mitchell
    37
  • Hawthorn
    Jack Gunston
    35
  • Fremantle
    Connor Blakely
    29
  • Hawthorn
    James Sicily
    29
  • Fremantle
    Lachie Neale
    27
Fantasy Leaders
  • Jack Gunston
    Jack Gunston
    132
  • Hawthorn
    Tom Mitchell
    130
  • Fremantle
    Connor Blakely
    114
  • Hawthorn
    Luke Breust
    107
  • Hawthorn
    James Sicily
    104
Scoring Leaders
  • Shane Kersten
    Shane Kersten
    2.2
  • Hawthorn
    Ricky Henderson
    2.1
  • Fremantle
    Cam McCarthy
    2.0
  • Hawthorn
    Jarryd Roughead
    2.0
  • Hawthorn
    Luke Breust
    2.0

Match Stats

  • 356 Disposals 446
  • 74.2 Disposal Eff 80.7
  • 132 Contested Pos 127
  • 94 Marks 130
  • 15 Free Kicks 16
  • 35 Clearances 23
  • 39 Inside 50s 49
  • 34 Rebound 50s 32
  • 58 Tackles 55
  • 35 Hit-outs 32
  • 78 Interchanges 88

Breakdown

  • 2.0 (12)
    4.3 (27)
  • 3.4 (22)
    6.6 (42)
  • 5.5 (35)
    9.9 (63)
  • 7.6 (48)
    15.10 (100)

Player Stats

Fremantle

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Connor Blakely 20 9 29 9 0 1 0 2 0 0 114
2Lachie Neale 14 13 27 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 95
3Nat Fyfe 12 11 23 2 0 1 1 5 1 0 88
4Shane Kersten 12 6 18 7 0 1 0 1 2 2 88
5Sean Darcy 3 8 11 3 31 1 2 6 0 1 85
6Bradley Hill 14 11 25 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 77
7Lachie Weller 11 11 22 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 76
8Joel Hamling 10 11 21 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 76
9Stephen Hill 15 6 21 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 71
10Cam McCarthy 10 1 11 4 0 1 1 4 2 0 70
11Hayden Crozier 8 6 14 7 0 0 0 3 0 1 70
12Griffin Logue 9 6 15 8 0 1 1 2 0 0 69
13Ethan Hughes 8 6 14 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 69
14David Mundy 14 7 21 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 67
15Ryan Nyhuis 6 5 11 3 0 1 0 4 1 0 60
16Michael Johnson 6 5 11 4 4 0 0 3 0 0 56
17Nick Suban 5 8 13 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 51
18Hayden Ballantyne 7 2 9 2 0 0 2 4 1 0 47
19Lee Spurr 7 4 11 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 43
20Michael Walters 8 2 10 2 0 3 2 2 0 0 39
21Joshua Deluca 3 8 11 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 35
22Darcy Tucker 3 5 8 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 34

Hawthorn

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Jack Gunston 23 12 35 8 0 1 0 2 1 0 132
2Tom Mitchell 16 21 37 7 0 1 1 5 0 1 130
3Luke Breust 14 8 22 5 0 1 1 6 2 0 107
4James Sicily 15 14 29 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 104
5Ricky Henderson 13 6 19 10 0 1 0 2 2 1 103
6Liam Shiels 11 14 25 5 0 1 0 5 0 2 99
7Ben McEvoy 7 7 14 6 29 2 1 2 1 0 95
8Blake Hardwick 17 6 23 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 87
9Isaac Smith 13 7 20 6 0 1 0 2 1 0 86
10Luke Hodge 13 8 21 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 86
11Daniel Howe 7 5 12 5 0 0 0 6 2 0 82
12Billy Hartung 11 9 20 9 0 1 1 0 1 0 82
13Shaun Burgoyne 8 11 19 5 0 1 1 4 1 1 82
14Jarryd Roughead 6 14 20 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 79
15Ryan Burton 11 10 21 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 73
16Kaiden Brand 9 9 18 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 72
17Brendan Whitecross 7 11 18 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 68
18Conor Glass 10 5 15 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 63
19Taylor Duryea 7 10 17 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 58
20Tim O'Brien 5 3 8 3 3 2 0 4 1 0 57
21Ryan Schoenmakers 9 8 17 2 0 1 2 1 1 2 56
22Will Langford 5 11 16 2 0 0 5 3 0 1 41

Team Lineups

Hawthorn

B

  • Taylor Duryea,
  • Kaiden Brand,
  • Blake Hardwick

HB

  • Ryan Burton,
  • James Sicily,
  • Luke Hodge

C

  • Liam Shiels,
  • Tom Mitchell,
  • Brendan Whitecross

HF

  • Luke Breust,
  • Jack Gunston,
  • Isaac Smith

F

  • Ryan Schoenmakers,
  • Jarryd Roughead,
  • Will Langford

Fol

  • Ben McEvoy,
  • Shaun Burgoyne,
  • Daniel Howe

I/C

  • Billy Hartung,
  • Tim O'Brien,
  • Ricky Henderson,
  • Conor Glass

No Late Change

In

  • Brendan Whitecross,
  • Conor Glass

Out

  • Kurt Heatherley (Omitted),
  • Kade Stewart (Omitted)

New

  • Conor Glass

Milestones:

  • Conor Glass  - Played 1st game

Last updated: 8:35PM Saturday, July 22, 2017