In what was a dark year for Fremantle, Shane was a shining light at the end of the tunnel as the season drew to a close and lifted us supporters hopes for the next year. Please find help if you need it – Lifeline (13 11 14), Beyond Blue (1300 224 636) or Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800) are there to help.
WHERE AND WHEN: Optus Stadium, Saturday, April 21, 6.10pm AWST
The Dockers made Greater Western Sydney earn a 31-point win in blustery conditions at Canberra last Saturday and return to Perth aiming to extend their unbeaten run at Optus Stadium to three games against an improving Western Bulldogs line-up. Fremantle has looked a much more potent team at its new home compared to on the road, averaging 101 points in Perth and only 55.5 in two away losses. There is a watch on Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands after the club wanted to rest him against the Giants, and Lloyd Meek or Scott Jones might come into the mix for a debut against beanpole Tim English. The Dogs were rudderless in the opening two rounds but have rediscovered some intensity and defensive workrate, and will be kicking themselves for blowing a lead against Sydney. It looms as a tough task against Freo and they will rely heavily on prime movers Jack Macrae, Marcus Bontempelli and Luke Dahlhaus to match it with the Dockers’ powerful engine room.
LAST FIVE TIMES
R3, 2017, Fremantle 13.11 (89) d Western Bulldogs 10.13 (73) at Subiaco Oval
R23, 2016, Fremantle 10.9 (69) d Western Bulldogs 6.13 (49) at Subiaco Oval
R1, 2016, Western Bulldogs 15.13 (103) d Fremantle 5.8 (38) at Etihad
R7, 2015, Fremantle 15.11 (101) d Western Bulldogs 14.4 (88) at Etihad
R11, 2014, Fremantle 13.11 (89) d Western Bulldogs 6.15 (51) at Etihad
Hutta’s Tip: Fremantle by 20 points
While we do our best to update posts with end of quarter scores, we aren’t always online so if you have access to the scores and see they haven’t gone into the Comments section of this post, the Community would love it if you could help us out.
Leave a comment / Scroll to bottom