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From basketball and soccer to Freo’s AFLW team

Former Perth Lynx basketballer Brianna Moyes and former Perth Glory soccer player Angelique Stannett will fill Fremantle’s two AFLW rookie spots

10:45am  Sep 26, 2018

Peter Bell to head up football at Freo

Former Fremantle captain Peter Bell has been appointed to a new role as the club’s general manager of football

3:40pm  Sep 25, 2018

Brownlow 2018: How Fremantle fared

Nat Fyfe polled the most Brownlow votes for a Fremantle player on Monday night

10:49pm  Sep 24, 2018

Freo show positive signs in practice match win

Travis King - afl.com.au  March 4, 2018 4:29 PM

Assistant coach Michael Prior says the practice match was needed prior to the second and final JLT game.

Fremantle have beaten West Coast by 29 points in their practice match at Lathlain Park on Sunday.

The Eagles closed to within a point during the third quarter but Fremantle pulled away in the final term, running out 12.14 (86) to 9.3 (57) winners.

Freo's No. 5 pick in the 2017 National Draft Adam Cerra played his first hit-out for Fremantle and joined other first year players Andrew Brayshaw and Bailey Banfield.

The side was a good glimpse of what is to come for Freo in the coming seasons with eleven players on the field either in their first or second year at the club.

Freo's three-pronged tall attack showed plenty of promise, with Cam McCarthy (three goals), Shane Kersten (two) and Matt Taberner finding a groove.  

Taberner took some strong marks pushing up the ground and also backed-up Aaron Sandilands in the ruck before the 211cm veteran was rested after half-time.

Sandilands and protégé Sean Darcy weren’t used in tandem in an indication coach Ross Lyon might not pick both big men for the round one trip to Port Adelaide.

Senior players Aaron Sandilands, Hayden Ballantyne and Michael Walters were rested in the second half of the game, giving opportunties for Freo's youth to finish strong against the Eagles.

Rookie-listed Bailey Banfield pushed his claims for a spot on the plane after another impressive display.

The mature-aged Claremont product booted three majors and attacked the contest with intent across half-forward.

Fremantle's star-studded midfield ensured the contest was onFremantle's terms for most of the match.  

With Sandilands wielding a huge influence, David Mundy, Michael Walters and Lachie Neale put the Eagles' defence under siege for long periods. 

Superstar skipper Nat Fyfe, who was rested, and classy onballer Stephen Hill (calf) are still to return to Freo's engine room and were the only big names missing from the line-up on Sunday.

Freo's midfielder Connor Blakely had his right knee looked at during the second quarter but also returned for the second half.

FREMANTLE   5.5   7.9   9.11   12.14 (86)
WEST COAST   3.0   5.2   8.3   9.3 (57)

GOALS

Fremantle: McCarthy 3, Banfield 3, Kersten 2, Walters, Wilson, Darcy, Matera
West Coast: Waterman 2, Rioli 2, Lycett, Yeo, Brander, Ryan, McInnes

BEST 

Fremantle: Mundy, Neale, Wilson, Banfield, McCarthy, Sandilands, Pearce
West Coast: Yeo, Waterman, Lycett, Barrass, Vardy, Ainsworth

INJURIES 

Fremantle: Nil
West Coast: Vardy (adductor)

Reports: Nil

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