13.11 (89)
10.13 (73)
Domain Stadium


When push came to shove last week, the Bulldogs put their foot down and impressed a lot of people with their win against Sydney.

A lot of teams would’ve rolled over when Sydney staged their final quarter comeback but the Dogs showed why they’re the premiers, halting the Swans momentum thanks to match-winning plays from ‘The Bont’ and ‘The Package’ (Marcus Bontempelli and Jake Stringer).

The Dogs came away from that game unscathed and travel to Perth to face a Fremantle side reeling following an 89-point thumping at the hands of Port Adelaide last week.

Earlier this week, Ross Lyon said he has no hesitation in playing more kids this early in the season.

Harley Balic and Griffin Logue are two players with the potential to be handed their debuts come Saturday night. Sam Collins and Sean Darcy impressed in their respective hit-outs last weekend while Hayden Crozier and Tommy Sheridan are another pair in contention for a senior call-up.

As for the result, the Dogs should have no troubles running rings around a hapless Fremantle side whose fans are crying out for a bit of pride in the jumper.

Dogs by 65.

Team Line-Ups

Team Stats

406 Disposals 422
141 Contested Possessions 146
212 Kicks 209
194 Handballs 213
14 Free Kicks 14
36 Clearances 35
13 Centre Clearances 10
23 Stoppages 25
45 Inside 50 47
100 Marks 89
10 Marks in 50 12
11 Contested Marks 12
54 Tackles 63
43 Hit-Outs 24

Player Stats

Fremantle Dockers

Aaron Sandilands3121534221200
Bradley Hill1510258000101
Brady Grey136196000510
Cam McCarthy86144012220
Connor Blakely99186010400
David Mundy1911307030721
Ed Langdon1010206000400
Ethan Hughes65115000100
Garrick Ibbotson133164001200
Griffin Logue55103010200
Harley Balic3581010300
Hayden Crozier137206000122
Joel Hamling48126001200
Lachie Neale822304020102
Lachie Weller712191003110
Lee Spurr77144000300
Michael Johnson98174111000
Michael Walters93123000131
Nat Fyfe1122335002600
Shane Kersten86146010121
Stephen Hill2112334011400
Tommy Sheridan115164002100

Western Bulldogs

Caleb Daniel108182000400
Easton Wood75123011200
Fletcher Roberts55104010100
Jack Macrae1313266022901
Jake Stringer108184010212
Jason Johannisen1217292000210
Lachie Hunter179266000231
Liam Picken38112010001
Lin Jong1113246000400
Luke Dahlhaus1120311031300
Marcus Adams107176001200
Marcus Bontempelli915245111612
Matthew Boyd1110217010311
Matthew Suckling1911306000201
Bob Murphy911207002221
Shane Biggs143175001000
Toby McLean58133012311
Tom Boyd710175720101
Tom Campbell641031601400
Tom Liberatore622280001800
Travis Cloke73102001000
Zaine Cordy73104000300