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

IN Ethan Hughes, Brady Grey, Griffin Logue, Tommy Sheridan, Hayden Crozier, Harley Balic
OUTC. Sutcliffe, Darcy Tucker, Danyle Pearce, Zac Dawson, Nick Suban, J. Griffin
IN Toby McLean
OUTStewart Crameri
FB 15 Ethan Hughes 21 Joel Hamling 34 Lee Spurr
FF 16 Toby McLean 13 Travis Cloke 42 Liam Picken
HB 5 G. Ibbotson 37 Michael Johnson 19 Connor Blakely
HF 12 Zaine Cordy 15 Tom Campbell 25 Jake Stringer
C 32 Stephen Hill 27 Lachie Neale 9 Bradley Hill
C 7 Lachie Hunter 6 Luke Dahlhaus 46 Lin Jong
HF 14 Lachie Weller 23 Cam McCarthy 26 Ed Langdon
HB 1 M. Suckling 10 Easton Wood 2 Bob Murphy
FF 10 Michael Walters 22 Shane Kersten 28 Brady Grey
FB 25 Marcus Adams 18 F. Roberts 39 J. Johannisen
SEE ALSO:  Shiels pens extension

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 Sandilands31215342212
Bradley Hill151025811
Brady Grey13619651
Cam McCarthy861441222
Connor Blakely9918614
David Mundy19113073721
Ed Langdon10102064
Ethan Hughes651151
Garrick Ibbotson13316412
Griffin Logue5510312
Harley Balic358113
Hayden Crozier137206122
Joel Hamling4812612
Lachie Neale822304212
Lachie Weller712191311
Lee Spurr771443
Michael Johnson98174111
Michael Walters93123131
Nat Fyfe112233526
Shane Kersten861461121
Stephen Hill2112334114
Tommy Sheridan11516421

Western Bulldogs

Caleb Daniel1081824
Easton Wood75123112
Fletcher Roberts5510411
Jackson Macrae13132662291
Jake Stringer1081841212
Jason Johannisen121729221
Lachie Hunter179266231
Liam Picken3811211
Lin Jong11132464
Luke Dahlhaus1120311313
Marcus Adams10717612
Marcus Bontempelli915245111612
Matthew Boyd11102171311
Matthew Suckling191130621
Bob Murphy9112072221
Shane Biggs1431751
Toby McLean5813312311
Tom Boyd7101757211
Tom Campbell641031614
Tom Liberatore6222818
Travis Cloke731021
Zaine Cordy731043