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Round 16 2013
Round 16
Sun July 14 2:40pm* Patersons
West Coast v FREMANTLE

*Time shown is Perth time


Dockers storm home to win Derby

Sunday July 14, 2013
A SCINTILLATING final term was enough for Fremantle to put away a gallant but undermanned Eagles outfit by 28 points in front of 39,839 fans at Patersons Stadium on Sunday.
The Dockers won their third consecutive derby under Ross Lyon 19.7 (121) to 14.9 (83).
They were made to earn it.
West Coast was missing eight senior players but through fanatical tackling pressure and an outstanding five-goal display from Jack Darling, led by two points at three-quarter time.
But the Dockers kicked eight goals to three in the final term to make a significant statement that they are unequivocally the No.1 team in town in 2013.
Fremantle's stars took control in the last quarter. Michael Barlow claimed his second consecutive Ross Glendinning Medal after collecting 26 touches and two goals, Nathan Fyfe had 30 disposals, David Mundy 28, and Stephen Hill 27 and two goals in a brilliant 100th game.
Freo's bigger bodies were telling in a frenetic opening term. 
West Coast elected not to tag any Fremantle midfielders and the Dockers feasted, collecting 22 more possessions for the quarter to lead by 11 points at the first change.
They extended the lead to 18 points by the seven-minute mark of the second term after Michael Walters and Matthew Pavlich converted set shots.
The momentum swung on a soft 50m penalty that led to Darling's third goal of the first half. Will Schofield then braved life and limb to take a mark going back with the flight that resulted in a goal to Jamie Cripps.
Schofield then drifted forward and jagged a freakish goal from the boundary and the Eagles deserved their one-point lead at half-time.
West Coast's tackling pressure was extraordinary. The Eagles laid 60 tackles to 37 in the first half.
The third term was pulsating, compelling viewing. The two sides traded 10 goals between them as the game went from a war of attrition to a shootout.
Tempers also flared following two heavy hits. Clancee Pearce was subbed out with concussion after Andrew Embley collected him while his head was over the football.

While Embley was not reported, Fremantle captain Matthew Pavlich was for a similar bump on Mitch Brown.

WEST COAST       2.3    6.5    11.8    14.9  (93)                  

FREMANTLE        4.2    6.4    11.6    19.7 (121)          
West Coast: Darling 5, LeCras 2, Schofield 2, Kennedy 2, Cripps 2, Embley
Fremantle: Walters 3, Mayne 3, Pavlich 3, Barlow 2, Hill 2, Mzungu, Crowley, D Pearce, Fyfe, Sutcliffe, Sheridan
West Coast: Darling, Glass, Embley, Mackenzie, Priddis, Hutchings
Fremantle: Mayne, Fyfe, Barlow, Hill, Mundy Walters, Spurr
West Coast:
Fremantle: Suban (calf, replaced in selected side by Sutcliffe), C Pearce (concussion)
West Coast: Cale Morton replaced Matthew Rosa during the third quarter
Fremantle: Cameron Sutcliffe replaced Clancee Pearce during the third quarter
Reports: Matthew Pavlich reported for rough conduct against Mitchell Brown during the third quarter
Umpires: Farmer, Jeffery, McInerney
Official crowd: 39,839 at the Patersons Stadium

The final 22 for the Derby

Friday July 12, 2013

Alex Silvagni has been confirmed as Luke McPharlin's  replacement in defence after the club finalised the 22 to take on West Coast in Sunday’s Carlton Mid Derby.

McPharlin is out with a calf injury that will sideline him for up to five weeks.

Silvagni has proven himself a reliable defender in the past, including an excellent effort to keep Geelong forward James Podsiadly goalless in last year’s Elimination Final at the MCG, a game McPharlin missed.

Defender Zac Dawson, who will likely partner Silvagni against Eagles' forwards Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling, said the absence of McPharlin would be noticeable in what has been a reasonably settled backline, but he was confident the side would cover the All Australian.

"We try pretty hard to build that chemistry when we are all together and it's very important to have the back six or seven in there consistently to try and build that chemistry," he said.

"So to have Luke out for a couple of weeks is going to be hard, but we will fill the role, and once he gets back, we will get back into it."

The emergencies for the game against the Eagles will be Cam Sutcliffe, Lachie Neale and Matt Taberner.

Source: fremantlefc.com.au

 Fremantle Team Round 16
 B Silvagni Dawson Ibbotson
 HB Spurr Johnson Mundy
 C Mzungu Crowley Hill
 HF Fyfe Mayne C Pearce
 F Ballantyne Pavlich Sandilands
 R Clarke Suban de Boer
D Pearce Walters Barlow Sheridan
Sutcliffe Neale Taberner  


In: Silvagni

Out: McPharlin (Calf)


The Dockers name their Derby squad

Thursday July 11, 2013

Alex Silvagni has been included in Fremantle’s 25-man squad for Sunday’s Carlton Mid Derby.

He appears to be the logical replacement for Luke McPharlin, who comes out of the team with a calf injury.

The other inclusions were Lachie Neale, Cam Sutcliffe and Matt Taberner.

The final 22 will be named on fremantlefc.com.au at 2.30pm on Friday.

Freo general manager offootball Chris Bond said Silvagni was the player most likely to replace McPharlin.

“We’ve still got to get through training tomorrow, we’ll have a better idea to finalise the team then,” he said.

Second-year player Neale had an interrupted pre-season and has battled injury for the majority of the 2013 season.

But he has been able to play four out of the past five WAFL games for Swan Districts, including a 34-possession effort last weekend.

“He’s come back from injury and he’s been able to put a good couple of games together,” Bond said.

“We were really pleased with his game on the weekend, so he’s also in contention.”

Young forward Taberner has come from the rookie list to play two games before being omitted for last week’s game against St Kilda.

“It’s been a terrific year for Matt, considering where he’s come from,” Bond said.

“He’s had a real taste for it this year and there’s no doubt he’s going to get his chance at some stage.”

Bond said it was a similar case for Sutcliffe, who has played nine games this season.

“He’s proven that he can play at the level, and for a second-year player that’s really important,” he said.

“We’ve got a few players banging down the door, which is very good for the depth of our club.”

Source: fremantlefc.com.au

 Fremantle Squad Round 16
 B Spurr Dawson Suban
 HB C Pearce Johnson Ibbotson
 C Hill Barlow Fyfe
 HF de Boer Pavlich Ballantyne
 F Walters Sandilands Mayne
 R Clarke Mundy Crowley
 Interchange from
Taberner Neale Sheridan D Pearce
Sutcliffe Mzungu Silvagni  


In: Silvagni, Neale, Sutcliffe, Taberner

Out: McPharlin (Calf)



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The AFL Ladder after round 16
Pos Team P W L D % Pts
1 Hawthorn 15 13 2 0 141.97 52
2 Geelong 15 13 2 0 132.74 52
3 Essendon 15 12 3 0 130.19 48
4 Sydney 15 11 3 1 142.20 46
5 Fremantle 15 11 3 1 126.27 46
6 Richmond 15 10 5 0 116.69 40
7 Collingwood 15 10 5 0 109.40 40
8 Port Adelaide 15 8 7 0 108.89 32
9 Carlton 15 7 8 0 111.45 28
10 West Coast 15 7 8 0 107.08 28
11 North Melbourne 15 6 9 0 116.05 24
12 Adelaide 15 6 9 0 102.46 24
13 Brisbane 15 6 9 0 80.33 24
14 Gold Coast 15 5 10 0 89.02 20
15 Western Bulldogs 15 4 11 0 76.71 16
16 St Kilda 15 3 12 0 83.14 12
17 Melbourne 15 2 13 0 53.98 8
18 GWS 15 0 15 0 49.95 0