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Western Bulldogs WFC vs Fremantle WFC

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Round: 1   Venue: Whitten Oval   Date: Sat, 04-02-2017 7:35 pm   Crowd: 10,100  
Western Bulldogs WFC 2.0.123.0.185.6.366.8.44 C:  Paul Groves
Fremantle WFC 1.0.61.5.111.5.111.6.12 C:  Michelle Cowan
  WBULL by 6WBULL by 7WBULL by 25WBULL by 32  
Weather
min temp  14.6°C      max temp  35.9°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  78%    air pressure  1007.2mb
wind speed 13km/h      wind direction  SW
Brownlow Medal 3 Hannah Scott (WBULL)2 Tiarna Ernst (WBULL)1 Emma Kearney (WBULL)

Match Report

Saturday night's match at Whitten Oval pitted the two sides seen as the most likely to contend for the inaugural AFLW premiership, the Western Bulldogs and Fremantle. In front of a near capacity crowd, both teams  gave every indication that might be true, the Dogs kicking to goals to one in a bright opening quarter. But after a dour second term, the Bulldogs broke away after half time to 2.6 in the third quarter while holding the Dockers scoreless to set up a match-winning 25-point lead at the final change.

Fremantle had the use of the breeze in the final term but it was the Bulldogs who had more of the play and a better system of ball-movement. The Dockers could manage only a solitary behind for the quarter, while a late goal from skipper Katie Brennan a stamp on a comprehensive victory by the Dogs, the final margin a commanding 32 points. Along with Emma Kearney and Ellie Blackburn, Brennan was amongst the Dogs' best, while Fremantle's captain Kara Donnellan and Belinda Smith were standouts for the visiting side.

The Bulldogs will return to the Whitten Oval next Friday night to host Adelaide, first-round winners over GWS, while the Dockers first AFLW home match will be against Brisbane at Fremantle Oval next Sunday. 

GOALS
Western Bulldogs: Brennan 2; McLeod, Lambert, O'Connor, Blackburn
Fremantle: Caulfield

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Western Bulldogs: Kearney, Brennan, Blackburn, Ernst, Lochland, McLeod
Fremantle: Donnellan, Smith, Houghton, Hooker

BEST - THE SUNDAY AGE
Western Bulldogs: Kearney, Brennan, Blackburn, McLeod, Ernst, O'Connor 
Fremantle: Hooker, Houghton, Donnellan, Smith, Antonio  

INJURIES
Western Bulldogs: Gogos (nose), Lochland (ankle)
Fremantle: Nil

UMPIRES: Libby Toovey, Nick Jankovskis, Ben Cheever

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Jason Bennett, Nigel Carmody, Josh Gibson, Lauren Arnell, Sam Lane

Source

Match report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

Western Bulldogs WFC Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
13 Bailey, Laura 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 24y 169d 1 0
18 Birch, Libby 5 0 3 8 0 0 1 2 0 0 19y 63d 1 0
2 Blackburn, Ellie 10 2 2 12 1 1 0 2 0 0 21y 316d 1 1
3 Brennan, Katie 10 4 6 16 2 1 1 6 2 1 24y 125d 1 2
10 Callinan, Nicole 4 0 6 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 34y 40d 1 0
19 Ernst, Tiarna 2 0 4 6 0 0 19 4 1 1 29y 11d 1 0
14 Gamble, Ellyse 3 3 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 19y 141d 1 0
33 Gardner, Jess 4 0 5 9 0 0 0 6 2 1 31y 252d 1 0
36 Gogos, Angelica 6 0 2 8 0 1 0 2 3 0 27y 154d 1 0
21 Hunt, Bailey 3 1 6 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 20y 137d 1 0
5 Kearney, Emma 14 2 9 23 0 0 0 1 2 0 27y 133d 1 0
27 Lamb, Kirsty 6 0 1 7 0 0 0 2 2 0 22y 222d 1 0
7 Lambert, Jaimee 5 2 5 10 1 0 0 3 0 1 24y 90d 1 1
1 Lochland, Brooke 8 0 5 13 0 0 0 5 1 1 25y 277d 1 0
6 McLeod, Kirsten 6 1 3 9 1 2 0 5 1 0 22y 250d 1 1
25 Neaves, Rebecca 6 2 2 8 0 1 0 3 1 0 19y 199d 1 0
4 O'Connor, Aasta 2 2 3 5 1 0 9 3 0 0 29y 228d 1 1
22 Scott, Hannah 6 1 2 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 26y 331d 1 0
11 Spark, Lauren 5 1 2 7 0 0 2 1 0 0 31y 77d 1 0
8 Tyndall, Kate 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 33y 54d 1 0
17 Wildes, Hayley 4 0 2 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 20y 118d 1 0
9 Williams, Lisa 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 25y 277d 1 0
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 110 21 80 190 6 8 33 59 17 9 25y 183d 22 6
Fremantle WFC Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
9 Angel, Taylah 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 25y 20d 1 0
12 Antonio, Ebony 7 3 2 9 0 0 0 5 1 1 25y 48d 1 0
15 Antonio, Kara 10 4 6 16 0 0 0 6 1 3 24y 343d 1 0
10 Barr, Stacey 3 1 2 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 24y 84d 1 0
23 Bentley, Kirby 7 4 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 30y 271d 1 0
5 Bresland, Tayla 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 21y 0d 1 0
20 Cain, Stephanie 4 2 6 10 0 0 0 3 1 1 20y 245d 1 0
24 Caulfield, Melissa 3 0 2 5 1 0 0 4 1 0 28y 251d 1 1
33 Davidson, Cassie 5 3 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 20y 121d 1 0
4 Filocamo, Lara 5 1 1 6 0 1 0 2 2 0 26y 142d 1 0
11 Golisano, Tarnica 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 20y 136d 1 0
3 Green, Brianna 5 2 3 8 0 0 0 4 0 2 20y 76d 1 0
17 Hooker, Dana 11 5 4 15 0 0 0 1 0 1 26y 12d 1 0
27 Houghton, Gemma 4 1 7 11 0 0 13 5 2 2 23y 35d 1 0
7 Lavell, Amy 2 1 3 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 29y 350d 1 0
14 Makur Chuot, Akec 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 24y 152d 1 0
19 Miller, Hayley 3 1 2 5 0 0 0 5 1 0 21y 1d 1 0
22 O'Sullivan, Gabby 5 1 2 7 0 1 0 2 0 2 22y 320d 1 0
16 Okely, Demi 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 19y 322d 1 0
1 Sharp, Ashley 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 19y 238d 1 0
18 Smith, Belinda 12 2 5 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 21y 248d 1 0
6 Toth, Tiah 6 1 3 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 23y 255d 1 0
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 102 35 54 156 1 6 14 44 10 17 23y 234d 22 1

Footnotes

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