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Match Report

Freo sweat it out in Darwin

By Tom Fee Exclusive to fremantlefc.com.au July 7, 2018 8:42 PM

Watch the clash between Fremantle and Melbourne on Saturday night in Darwin.

Watch the highlights between Fremantle and Melbourne.

The Demons brought the heat and Darwin brought the humidity as Fremantle fell by 54 points to Melbourne on Saturday night at TIO Stadium.

Melbourne controlled the game in taxing conditions, with the Dees dominating the disposals (440-338) and inside 50 count (78-28).

The Demons’ inaccuracy saved Freo’s blushes somewhat, with Melbourne’s 13.24 (102) total to Fremantle’s 7.6 (48) keeping the game closer than it could have been.

In Stephen Hill’s 200th game, it was the running midfielder who arguably delivered the most effort, laying 10 of Fremantle’s 76 tackles and leading the team with 25 disposals and 12 contested possessions.

Tommy Sheridan continued what has been a string of impressive performances since breaking back into the lineup in round 11, collecting 23 disposals, kicking two goals and laying five tackles. 

Brennan Cox’s potential was again on show. The round 12 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee kicked two goals, with his first coming from a strong mark and conversion from a tight angle, 30m out.

Michael Walters was Fremantle’s remaining multiple goalscorer, with two goals to go with his 22 disposals.

Adam Cerra also continued his emergence with 22 disposals, seven marks and five rebound 50s but Melbourne’s dominance moderated the positive signs coming from a number of Freo’s younger players.

Clayton Oliver (35 disposals) and Angus Brayshaw (31) helped Melbourne win the contest on the ground, with a holding the ball decision against brother Andrew being the elder Brayshaw’s only blemish of the night.

Fremantle has an eight-day break to prepare for Port Adelaide, played next Sunday at Optus Stadium.

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Clayton Oliver
    Clayton Oliver
    35
  • Melbourne
    Angus Brayshaw
    31
  • Melbourne
    Christian Salem
    29
  • Melbourne
    Christian Petracca
    29
  • Melbourne
    Jack Viney
    28
Fantasy Leaders
  • Clayton Oliver
    Clayton Oliver
    141
  • Melbourne
    Max Gawn
    124
  • Melbourne
    Angus Brayshaw
    113
  • Fremantle
    Stephen Hill
    112
  • Melbourne
    Christian Petracca
    110
Scoring Leaders
  • Jesse Hogan
    Jesse Hogan
    2.3
  • Melbourne
    Clayton Oliver
    2.1
  • Fremantle
    Michael Walters
    2.0
  • Fremantle
    Tommy Sheridan
    2.0
  • Fremantle
    Brennan Cox
    2.0

Match Stats

  • 442 Disposals 339
  • 66.7 Disposal Eff 68.4
  • 178 Contested Pos 130
  • 89 Marks 70
  • 23 Free Kicks 21
  • 42 Clearances 28
  • 78 Inside 50s 28
  • 20 Rebound 50s 63
  • 69 Tackles 78
  • 49 Hit-outs 32
  • 87 Interchanges 90

Breakdown

  • 2.9 (21)
    2.0 (12)
  • 5.15 (45)
    4.2 (26)
  • 9.18 (72)
    6.5 (41)
  • 13.24 (102)
    7.6 (48)

Player Stats

Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Clayton Oliver 15 20 35 5 0 0 0 7 2 1 141
2Max Gawn 11 9 20 6 42 5 1 1 1 1 124
3Angus Brayshaw 20 11 31 4 0 4 1 4 0 2 113
4Christian Petracca 12 17 29 5 0 2 0 5 0 3 110
5Jack Viney 9 19 28 5 0 0 0 7 0 1 109
6Christian Salem 19 10 29 5 0 0 1 1 1 1 100
7Billy Stretch 15 9 24 5 0 1 0 4 0 2 97
8James Harmes 12 12 24 3 0 1 0 5 1 0 96
9Jesse Hogan 12 7 19 7 4 1 3 2 2 3 90
10Tom McDonald 11 8 19 7 3 0 0 0 1 2 81
11Bayley Fritsch 17 8 25 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 77
12Jordan Lewis 14 7 21 5 0 3 3 1 0 1 70
13Nathan Jones 10 12 22 4 0 0 4 2 1 1 69
14Alex Neal-Bullen 9 5 14 3 0 1 1 4 1 2 68
15Charlie Spargo 8 5 13 5 0 0 1 3 1 0 64
16Jeff Garlett 6 8 14 2 0 0 2 6 1 0 64
17Michael Hibberd 9 8 17 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 62
18Joel Smith 2 6 8 2 0 2 0 7 0 0 54
19Neville Jetta 6 7 13 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 52
20Jake Melksham 9 6 15 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 52
21Oscar McDonald 11 2 13 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 47
22Sam Frost 3 6 9 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 37

Fremantle

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Stephen Hill 12 13 25 4 0 0 2 11 0 0 112
2Tommy Sheridan 11 12 23 4 0 1 1 5 2 0 99
3Adam Cerra 16 7 23 7 0 1 1 3 0 1 94
4Michael Walters 11 11 22 3 0 5 0 2 2 0 89
5David Mundy 7 12 19 4 0 0 1 5 1 0 80
6Andrew Brayshaw 8 8 16 3 0 1 1 8 0 0 79
7Ed Langdon 12 2 14 7 0 2 1 3 0 0 72
8Nathan Wilson 16 1 17 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 66
9Joel Hamling 13 1 14 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 65
10Sean Darcy 4 9 13 0 24 2 3 3 0 1 60
11Alex Pearce 4 7 11 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 59
12Lachie Neale 5 13 18 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 59
13Brennan Cox 4 6 10 3 0 2 0 3 2 0 59
14Bradley Hill 14 5 19 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 57
15Stefan Giro 9 8 17 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 55
16Ethan Hughes 7 5 12 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 52
17Bailey Banfield 6 8 14 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 52
18Luke Ryan 9 6 15 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 51
19Brandon Matera 7 5 12 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 47
20Shane Kersten 7 5 12 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 46
21Michael Apeness 3 2 5 2 8 1 4 6 0 0 40
22Darcy Tucker 3 5 8 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 23

Team Lineups

Melbourne

B

  • Billy Stretch,
  • Oscar McDonald,
  • Neville Jetta

HB

  • Angus Brayshaw,
  • Michael Hibberd,
  • Jordan Lewis

C

  • Christian Petracca,
  • Clayton Oliver,
  • Nathan Jones

HF

  • Jeff Garlett,
  • Jesse Hogan,
  • Jake Melksham

F

  • Charlie Spargo,
  • Sam Frost,
  • Tom McDonald

Fol

  • Max Gawn,
  • Jack Viney,
  • Christian Salem

I/C

  • James Harmes,
  • Alex Neal-Bullen,
  • Bayley Fritsch,
  • Joel Smith

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

Last updated: 10:07PM Saturday, July 7, 2018