PERFECT START FOR CATS, DANGERFIELD ON FIRE
Ben Jensen 26 March 2017

AFL ROUND 1 2017, FREMANTLE DOCKERS V GEELONG CATS GEELONG shrugged aside Fremantle on their home turf this afternoon/evening, beating the Dockers by 42 points at Domain Stadium in front of just under 35,000 fans. The match started at a bloody awful time for east-coast fans, 4:40PM local time which was 7:40PM Geelong time- the match finishing after 10PM. Before the first bounce Zac Smith was a late change, left out for team balance and replaced by Jackson Thurlow who many expected to play in the first place. It was not a bad move, while the Dockers do boast giant Aaron Sandilands they have an awful lot of smaller players to contend with. Rhys Stanley performed well enough in the ruck, supported by Mark Blicavs.

The Cats dominated from start to finish, giving the Dockers a pretty ordinary start to the season. Four Cats booted three goals each (Steve Motlop, Tom Hawkins, Patrick Dangerfield and Lincoln McCarthy) while the Dockers did not have one multiple-goalkicker. It was an all round strong performance though you really have to worry about the opposition, who seem to have brought season 2016's form in with them. Next week the Cats play the Kangaroos on the Sunday afternoon early game (1PM) at Etihad Stadium, a designated home game.

GEELONG: 5.1, 11.3, 14.5, 18.7 (115) DEFEATED
FREMANTLE: 2.2, 4.6, 6.9, 10.13 (73)

GOALS
GEELONG: Motlop 3, Hawkins 3, Dangerfield 3, McCarthy 3, Menzel 2, Cockatoo, Murdoch, Touhy, Duncan
FREMANTLE: Suban, Walters, Blakley, S Hill, B Hill, Daisey Pearce, Neale, Fyfe, McCarthy, Langdon

BEST
GEELONG: TBA
FREMANTLE: TBA

INJURIES
GEELONG: TBA
FREMANTLE: TBA

UMPIRES: Kenny DalGleish, Meredith Cheese, Williamson, Adams

CROWD: 34,638 at Domain Stadium (Subiaco Oval), Perth

 

TEAMS
GEELONG
FREMANTLE DOCKERS

IN: N/A
OUT: N/A
NEW
:
Tom Stewart, Zach Tuohy, Brandan Parfitt

IN: N/A
OUT: N/A
NEW
:
Joel Hamling, Bradley Hill, Cam McCarthy, Shane Kersten

B: Tom Stewart, Tom Lonergan, Mark Blicavs
HB: Josh Cowan, Lachie Henderson, Zach Tuohy
C: Nakia Cockatoo, Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan
HF: Rhys Stanley, Harry Taylor, Brandan Parfitt
F: Lincoln McCarthy, Tom Hawkins, Steven Motlop
FOLL: Zac Smith, Patrick Dangerfield, George Horlin-Smith
INT: Andrew Mackie, Daniel Menzel, Jordan Murdoch, Tom Ruggles
EMER: Darcy Lang, Sam Menegola, Jackson Thurlow

B: Zac Dawson, Joel Hamling, Lee Spurr
HB: Garrick Ibbotson, Michael Johnson, Cameron Sutcliffe
C: Stephen Hill, Lachie Neale, Bradley Hill
HF: Danyle Pearce, Cam McCarthy, Ed Langdon
F: Michael Walters, Jonathon Griffin, Shane Kersten
FOLL: Aaron Sandilands, Nat Fyfe, David Mundy
INT: Connor Blakely, Nick Suban, Darcy Tucker, Lachie Weller
EMER: Tommy Sheridan, Hayden Crozier, Matt Taberner

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFL 2017 - ROUND 1

FREMANTLE DOCKERS V GEELONG CATS

SUNDAY 26 MARCH 2017, 16:40 AEST

DOMAIN STADIUM

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