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Fremantle vs Essendon

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Round: 7   Venue: Subiaco Oval   Date: Sun, 07-05-2017 2:40 pm   Crowd: 33,393  
Fremantle 2.2.145.6.3611.10.7617.14.116 C:  Ross Lyon
Essendon 4.3.277.7.4911.12.7811.13.79 C:  John Worsfold
  ESS by 13ESS by 13ESS by 2FREO by 37  
Weather
min temp  11.7°C      max temp  30.8°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  28%    air pressure  1020.1mb
wind speed 9km/h      wind direction  W
Brownlow Medal 3 Lachie Neale (FREO)2 Bradley Hill (FREO)1 Connor Blakely (FREO)

Match Report

Fremantle has come from behind to record a resounding 37-point win over Essendon to enhance its chances of bouncing back to finals footy after unexpectedly tumbling down the ladder in 2016. The Dockers were behind by 27 points midway through the second quarter and still two points in arrears when the final term began before they blew the Bombers away with six final-quarter goals to nil. 

Essendon made the early running and after a behind to Aaron Francis, Dyson Heppell put the Bombers seven points ahead. Matt Taberner had the Dockers back within a point after eight minutes, but Joe Daniher, putting last week's kicking woes behind him, had Essendon back out to a seven-point lead with his first goal a minute later. Lachie Neale cut the margin back to three points with his first goal midway through the term but two in a row from the Bombers via Cale Hooker and Zach Merrett has them ahead by 13 points at quarter time. 

Shane Kersten kicked the first goal of the second quarter to bring the Dockers within three points after six minutes, but Essendon took control over the next 15 minutes and goals to Daniher, Hooker and Martin Gleeson saw the Bombers out to a 27-point lead just before time on. Fremantle dominated the time-on period, though, and majors to Hayden Crozier and Taberner had the Dockers back within 13 points at the half. 

Nat Fyfe had Fremantle back within seven points when he kicked the first goal of the second half a minute into the third term but Michael Hurley's first major and Daniher's third had the Dons back out to a 19-point lead and threatening to run away with the game five minutes later. But the Dockers dug in and kicked the next three goals on the trot while the Bombers missed three in a row at the other end and the margin was back to just two points after 18 minutes. Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti took Essendon's lead back out to eight but Taberner's second had Fremantle back within a point soon after. Each side added one further major and the Dons held a slender two-point lead at the final change. 

The match looked set for a grandstand finish when the final quarter began but after Fremantle kicked the first two goals via Cam McCarthy and Taberner to grab an 11-point lead, the Bombers wilted dramatically and a behind to Josh Green proved to be their only score of the quarter. The Dockers went on their merry way after that and, after misses from Brad Hill and Neale, they finished the match off with consecutive goals to McCarthy, Fyfe, Harley Balic and Brady Grey to win in a canter and move to within percentage of the top eight. 

GOALS
Fremantle: Taberner 4; Kersten, McCarthy, Fyfe, Grey 2; Neale, Crozier, Hill, Mundy, Balic
Essendon: Daniher 3; Hooker 2; Heppell, Merrett, Gleeson, Hurley, McDonald-Tipungwuti, Green

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Fremantle: Neale, Fyfe, Taberner, Hill, Walters, Kersten
Essendon: Hurley, Heppell, Daniher, Merrett, Goddard, Hooker

INJURIES
Fremantle: Nil
Essendon: Nil

UMPIRES: Schmitt, Williamson, Pannell

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Dwayne Russell, Gerard Healy, Matthew Pavlich, Ben Dixon

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

Fremantle Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
24 Balic, Harley 4 2 6 10 1 1 0 1 3 1 20y 122d 4 3
19 Blakely, Connor 13 9 16 29 0 0 0 3 0 0 21y 66d 23 2
17 Crozier, Hayden 5 5 6 11 1 1 0 2 1 0 23y 134d 55 36
7 Fyfe, Nat 12 3 14 26 2 0 0 2 5 1 25y 231d 124 109
28 Grey, Brady 5 3 4 9 2 0 0 5 1 0 21y 291d 8 6
21 Hamling, Joel 9 11 6 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 24y 28d 30 0
9 Hill, Bradley 30 16 7 37 1 1 0 0 0 0 23y 302d 102 62
15 Hughes, Ethan 12 3 4 16 0 0 0 1 1 0 22y 151d 11 0
5 Ibbotson, Garrick 13 7 1 14 0 0 0 1 2 1 29y 53d 174 22
37 Johnson, Michael 12 5 5 17 0 0 0 3 2 1 32y 199d 216 65
22 Kersten, Shane 13 9 3 16 2 3 0 0 1 0 24y 53d 44 50
26 Langdon, Ed 8 2 11 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 21y 95d 22 11
23 McCarthy, Cam 9 7 3 12 2 1 0 3 0 0 22y 36d 28 47
16 Mundy, David 11 5 9 20 1 1 1 0 0 1 31y 291d 258 104
27 Neale, Lachie 16 4 23 39 1 1 0 5 2 0 23y 348d 99 51
31 Sandilands, Aaron 0 1 9 9 0 0 51 1 1 0 34y 152d 251 92
34 Spurr, Lee 13 11 6 19 0 0 0 2 0 2 29y 284d 111 5
33 Sutcliffe, Cam 11 7 6 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 24y 349d 90 16
20 Taberner, Matt 13 9 5 18 4 1 7 1 1 2 23y 324d 46 45
18 Tucker, Darcy 9 6 8 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 20y 104d 17 3
10 Walters, Michael 9 4 17 26 0 0 0 5 1 2 26y 120d 101 182
14 Weller, Lachie 12 5 7 19 0 0 0 2 0 1 21y 73d 32 14
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 239 134 176 415 17 14 59 39 21 12 24y 339d 1846 925
Essendon Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
12 Baguley, Mark 5 3 6 11 0 0 0 3 2 0 29y 351d 89 3
32 Colyer, Travis 7 1 8 15 0 1 0 2 0 0 25y 256d 64 45
6 Daniher, Joe 8 7 12 20 3 0 2 0 2 0 23y 64d 77 124
49 Dea, Matt 5 1 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 2 25y 206d 54 1
13 Fantasia, Orazio 6 5 7 13 0 2 0 3 2 1 21y 235d 34 47
10 Francis, Aaron 6 4 7 13 0 3 0 3 0 1 19y 270d 5 2
8 Gleeson, Martin 6 2 3 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 22y 255d 56 5
9 Goddard, Brendon 10 6 15 25 0 0 0 5 1 2 31y 352d 296 154
15 Green, Josh 9 3 1 10 1 2 0 4 0 1 24y 256d 86 111
36 Hartley, Michael 3 5 6 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 23y 334d 22 1
21 Heppell, Dyson 11 6 12 23 1 0 0 5 0 2 24y 358d 113 38
26 Hooker, Cale 13 10 6 19 2 2 0 1 1 2 28y 206d 140 41
18 Hurley, Michael 17 9 7 24 1 0 0 1 0 1 26y 340d 126 106
47 Kelly, James 5 2 8 13 0 0 0 4 0 0 33y 129d 299 90
22 Leuenberger, Matthew 3 0 8 11 0 0 16 7 1 1 28y 334d 132 30
43 McDonald-Tipungwuti, Anthony 7 4 2 9 1 1 0 4 0 1 24y 15d 28 16
45 McKenna, Conor 6 5 2 8 0 0 0 4 0 1 21y 40d 17 5
7 Merrett, Zach 20 6 8 28 1 0 0 7 2 2 21y 216d 66 24
23 Myers, David 9 4 4 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 27y 311d 86 26
3 Parish, Darcy 7 3 11 18 0 0 0 3 1 0 19y 286d 27 8
5 Stanton, Brent 9 3 8 17 0 1 0 2 0 0 31y 6d 254 158
11 Zaharakis, David 9 3 5 14 0 0 0 4 0 0 27y 75d 154 105
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 181 92 149 330 11 13 18 66 12 21 25y 239d 2225 1140

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.