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  • Goals 11
  • Behinds 16
  • Total 82

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  • Goals 7
  • Behinds 9
  • Total 51
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Match Report

Freo brave against Giants

By afl.com.au Exclusive to AFL Bigpond Network April 14, 2018 11:24 AM

Bailey Banfield kicked his first goal for Freo on Saturday.

Bailey Banfield is delighted to get his first goal in AFL.

A fierce wind made life difficult for both sides in Canberra, but Greater Western Sydney used it best to battle to a 31-point win over Fremantle at UNSW Canberra Oval.

The football was scrappy during Saturday afternoon's clash and goals never came easy, but GWS' power and class stood out in the 11.16 (82) to 7.9 (51) win.

Fremantle made the early running to go to the first break with a nine-point lead, but the Giants powered away to a 3-1 record with seven goals to two during the second and third terms.

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The Freo Dockers hit back early in the final quarter through Brandon Matera's second goal and Bailey Banfield's first major of his young AFL career, but a brilliant snap from the dangerous Toby Greene midway through the final term steadied the Giants.

They stretched the margin to 19 points as rain started and helped thwart a Fremantle comeback.

Greene finished with two goals and played a key role in three others in a typically threatening display, while Giants co-captain Callan Ward showed a dominant midfield performance.

Lachie Neale, Stephen Hill and veteran David Mundy worked hard for Fremantle, while captain Nat Fyfe provided a highlight with a brilliant goal on the half-time siren.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon believed the game was lost in the Fremantle Dockers' forward half as Fremantle couldn't capitalise on having three more inside 50s than the Giants.

"Haynes and (Heath) Shaw were really good on our young forwards who got lost in tough conditions and that allowed (GWS) to shift the ball out quite well," Lyon said.

"We fought on and gave ourselves an opportunity (in the last quarter) so there's some good learnings in that."

MEDICAL ROOM
GWS: Jeremy Cameron looked sore and had an issue with his left leg but played out the match, so he'll need to be monitored this week.
Fremantle: Young midfielder Ed Langdon (illness) was a late withdrawal but should be right to play next week.

NEXT UP
The Giants are back in Melbourne next Saturday afternoon to take on St Kilda at Etihad Stadium, while the Fremantle return to Optus Stadium to play the Western Bulldogs in the Len Hall Tribute Game

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY     1.5   5.9   8.14   11.16 (82)
FREMANTLE                                   3.1   5.2   5.6       7.9 (51)

GOALS
Greater Western Sydney: Cameron 2, Griffen 2, Greene 2, Hopper, Coniglio, Taranto, de Boer, Lloyd
Fremantle: Matera 2, Sandilands, S. Hill, Fyfe, Banfield, Mundy

BEST 
Greater Western Sydney: Ward, Haynes, Coniglio, Hopper, Greene, Taranto, Deledio
Fremantle: S. Hill, Neale, Mundy, Sandilands, Banfield

INJURIES
Greater Western Sydney: Davis (cut chin)
Fremantle: Ed Langdon (illness) replaced in the selected side by Darcy Tucker

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Fisher, Hosking, Rosebury

Official crowd: 11,356 at UNSW Canberra Oval

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Match Stats

Disposal Leaders
  • Callan Ward
    Callan Ward
    34
  • Fremantle
    David Mundy
    32
  • GWS Giants
    Nick Haynes
    29
  • Fremantle
    Lachie Neale
    29
  • GWS Giants
    Brett Deledio
    28
Fantasy Leaders
  • Nick Haynes
    Nick Haynes
    122
  • GWS Giants
    Stephen Coniglio
    121
  • GWS Giants
    Tim Taranto
    120
  • GWS Giants
    Callan Ward
    115
  • Fremantle
    Stephen Hill
    115
Scoring Leaders
  • Toby Greene
    Toby Greene
    2.3
  • GWS Giants
    Ryan Griffen
    2.2
  • GWS Giants
    Jeremy Cameron
    2.0
  • Fremantle
    Brandon Matera
    2.0
  • GWS Giants
    Jacob Hopper
    1.2

Match Stats

  • 425 Disposals 362
  • 74.1 Disposal Eff 74.6
  • 148 Contested Pos 115
  • 115 Marks 89
  • 20 Free Kicks 14
  • 28 Clearances 40
  • 53 Inside 50s 56
  • 48 Rebound 50s 41
  • 60 Tackles 56
  • 32 Hit-outs 48
  • 82 Interchanges 86

Breakdown

  • 1.5 (11)
    3.1 (19)
  • 5.9 (39)
    5.2 (32)
  • 8.14 (62)
    5.6 (36)
  • 11.16 (82)
    7.9 (51)

Player Stats

GWS Giants

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Nick Haynes 18 11 29 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 122
2Stephen Coniglio 12 15 27 7 0 0 0 7 1 0 121
3Tim Taranto 14 8 22 3 0 2 0 11 1 1 120
4Callan Ward 15 19 34 5 0 0 0 4 0 1 115
5Jeremy Cameron 17 3 20 12 0 3 3 2 2 0 107
6Jeremy Finlayson 17 8 25 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
7Toby Greene 14 6 20 5 0 2 4 4 2 3 90
8Heath Shaw 20 4 24 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 90
9Jacob Hopper 12 13 25 3 0 1 0 2 1 2 88
10Brett Deledio 13 15 28 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 88
11Dylan Shiel 12 11 23 2 0 2 0 3 0 1 79
12Matt de Boer 8 13 21 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 78
13Dawson Simpson 3 7 10 4 31 0 0 1 0 0 70
14Ryan Griffen 8 3 11 5 0 2 0 2 2 2 69
15Adam Tomlinson 10 1 11 6 0 1 0 4 0 0 67
16Lachie Whitfield 11 12 23 3 0 1 3 2 0 0 66
17Phil Davis 7 10 17 4 0 3 0 2 0 0 64
18Sam J. Reid 6 6 12 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 61
19Harry Himmelberg 7 5 12 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 58
20Daniel Lloyd 7 7 14 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 57
21Jonathon Patton 5 6 11 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 37
22Aidan Corr 3 3 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 26

Fremantle

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1Stephen Hill 21 7 28 9 0 0 1 2 1 0 115
2David Mundy 17 15 32 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 108
3Lachie Neale 16 13 29 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 102
4Aaron Sandilands 5 10 15 4 40 0 0 1 1 0 97
5Nat Fyfe 12 13 25 4 0 0 2 4 1 1 91
6Michael Johnson 12 8 20 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 84
7Mitchell Crowden 10 5 15 5 0 1 2 7 0 0 78
8Bailey Banfield 7 10 17 5 0 1 0 3 1 0 75
9Matt Taberner 12 7 19 5 8 2 3 2 0 0 74
10Michael Walters 8 13 21 2 0 1 3 5 0 0 68
11Connor Blakely 9 7 16 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 62
12Nathan Wilson 11 3 14 4 0 1 1 3 0 1 62
13Luke Ryan 11 3 14 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 58
14Darcy Tucker 8 7 15 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 57
15Joel Hamling 10 6 16 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 56
16Tommy Sheridan 6 5 11 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 51
17Brandon Matera 4 8 12 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 47
18Andrew Brayshaw 4 7 11 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 46
19Alex Pearce 6 4 10 4 0 1 2 3 0 0 45
20Hayden Ballantyne 5 4 9 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 33
21Cam McCarthy 4 2 6 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 27
22Adam Cerra 2 5 7 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 27

Team Lineups

GWS Giants

B

  • Jeremy Finlayson,
  • Nick Haynes,
  • Heath Shaw

HB

  • Tim Taranto,
  • Phil Davis,
  • Aidan Corr

C

  • Brett Deledio,
  • Callan Ward,
  • Lachie Whitfield

HF

  • Daniel Lloyd,
  • Jonathon Patton,
  • Adam Tomlinson

F

  • Toby Greene,
  • Jeremy Cameron,
  • Stephen Coniglio

Fol

  • Dawson Simpson,
  • Ryan Griffen,
  • Dylan Shiel

I/C

  • Jacob Hopper,
  • Matt de Boer,
  • Harry Himmelberg,
  • Sam J. Reid

No Late Change

In

  • Toby Greene,
  • Dawson Simpson,
  • Ryan Griffen

Out

  • Rory Lobb (Omitted),
  • Harry Perryman (Omitted),
  • Josh Kelly (Omitted)

Last updated: 4:46PM Saturday, April 14, 2018