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Cerra ‘loving Freo’

Adam Cerra has had a standout debut season and the eighteen-year-old says he is enjoying every minute of it

12:54pm  Jun 21, 2018

Freo's quiet achiever

Fremantle defender Luke Ryan has taken his game to another level

6:00am  Jun 21, 2018

Hill brothers visit 'old stomping ground'

Stephen and Bradley Hill visited their junior football club Quinns

10:00pm  Jun 20, 2018

Freo's inaccuracy proves costly

Travis King - afl.com.au  July 16, 2017 3:51 PM

Nick Suban slots a 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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