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DOCKERS v HAWKS Full match coverage and stats
If Hawthorn had authorized itself to indulge once extra in the assumed of finals footy right after past week’s drought-breaking victory about Carlton, people prospects disappeared just as swiftly at the arms of Fremantle on Monday night time.
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Instead of applying previous Friday’s inspired general performance as a springboard for the back again-50 percent of a truncated year, the Hawks rather reverted to the flat sort that had preceded it in a dour 16-issue loss to the Dockers.
Fremantle, on the other hand, gave its ageing opponents a glimpse of how youth can breed enthusiasm. 1st-spherical draft picks Andrew Brayshaw (33 disposals) and Adam Cerra (26 disposals, eight marks) ended up between the ideal in a comfortable gain.
Yet another leading-10 pick, Caleb Serong, also ongoing his impressive progress and created even even further on an at any time-rising NAB AFL Climbing Star circumstance with 20 disposals and 6 clearances.
Their influence was specifically popular immediately after 50 percent-time, where by the Dockers kicked three unanswered objectives in the third time period to capitalise on their midfield dominance and wholly seize the edge on the scoreboard.
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Tom Mitchell (32 disposals, eight clearances) was busy about the contest, but experienced couple of aiding hands on a night that could in the long run sign the close of the Hawks’ fading finals hopes.
The upcoming lies with Freo’s first-rounders
When Fremantle has played nicely this year, it has been former top-5 picks Andrew Brayshaw and Adam Cerra who have normally led the way. The enhancement of the pair has not essentially been linear and, although equally struggled to affect online games on selected events throughout their first two full seasons in an AFL program, they are lastly beginning to provide upon their immense opportunity. On Monday evening, the pair had been strong in the contest and elegant on the outside the house. They also won lots of the footy and outmuscled a Hawthorn midfield that includes Tom Mitchell and Jaeger O’Meara. Along with a trio of top-10 picks from last 12 months in Hayden Younger, Caleb Serong and Liam Henry, the long term is bright for Freo.
Does ‘Frost Ball’ operate for the Hawks?
Alastair Clarkson likes items methodical. It is why the believed of ‘Frost Ball’, the term given to Sam Frost’s unpredictable nature with ball in hand, in Clarkson’s technique fascinated a lot of when he manufactured the move from Melbourne to Hawthorn final Oct. Final 7 days, it worked efficiently as a galloping Frost operate resulted in a critical intention in opposition to Carlton that aided improve the momentum of the match. On Monday night, it did not. Frost took a awesome intercept mark late in the initial quarter, then took off. He shrugged one particular deal with, took a bounce in website traffic, then ran one more 20m without the need of bouncing. He was pinged for running also considerably, with Fremantle immediately exposing a Hawthorn backline that was horribly out of position as a consequence of the turnover. Matt Taberner converted the prospect and the 12-point swing proved high-priced.
The Dockers ‘out-Hawthorn’ the Hawks
Hawthorn built its 2013-2015 dynasty by controlling possession, controlling the tempo and controlling the consequence. That was accurately what Fremantle did to Alastair Clarkson’s aspect on Monday night time. Remarkably, the Dockers had 99 extra disposals and 20 extra marks than the Hawks in their extremely-impressive victory. In actuality, nine of the best 10 ball winners on the floor were being Fremantle players. On the other hand, they were also intense in the contest, laying 15 far more tackles and also profitable the contested battle on the night time. The hosts picked holes via Hawthorn by shifting the ball slowly and gradually but with handle, to make certain they have been continuously nicely set defensively. The composure and maturity of Fremantle’s ball movement would have probably been the most pleasing part of the victory for 1st-yr coach Justin Longmuir.
FREMANTLE 3.1 4.4 7.4 7.6 (48)
HAWTHORN 1.1 2.4 2.6 4.8 (32)
Fremantle: Taberner 2, Darcy, Fyfe, Colyer, Schultz, Bewley
Hawthorn: Breust 2, Gunston, Sicily
Fremantle: Brayshaw, Fyfe, Cerra, Ryan, Wilson, Serong, Mundy
Hawthorn: Mitchell, Morrison, O’Meara, Sicily, Scrimshaw
Fremantle: Colyer (hamstring), Blakely (shoulder)
Hawthorn: Smith (shoulder)
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