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  • Fremantle v Geelong Cats
  • Round 1 - 16:45 AWST, Mar 31, 2012
  • Domain Stadium
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  • Goals 16
  • Behinds 9
  • Total 105

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  • Goals 15
  • Behinds 11
  • Total 101

'An enormous game of footy'

Ross Lyon says win over Cats gives Freo belief

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Fremantle

  • Q1
    6.0
    (36)
  • Q2
    8.3
    (51)
  • Q3
    12.8
    (80)
  • Q4
    16.9
    (105)
  • Q1
    4.0
    (24)
  • Q2
    9.2
    (56)
  • Q3
    12.7
    (79)
  • Q4
    15.11
    (101)

Geelong Cats

Stats

  • 366
  • 200
  • 166
  • 27
  • 39
  • 10
  • 29
  • 41
  • 7
  • 167
  • 75
  • 43
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 333
  • 207
  • 126
  • 23
  • 38
  • 20
  • 18
  • 54
  • 14
  • 149
  • 82
  • 32
  • 0

Match  Feed

  • Q4 19:20

    GOAL GEELONGBartel takes a critical mark just outside the square and converts to bring the margin to 4 points with only 40 seconds remaining.

  • Q4 18:17

    GOAL FREMANTLEPavlich breaks free from the contest to manage a strong soccer strike which sails right through for a goal to the Dockers. Is this the game? Score is 105-95 Dockers.

  • Q4 16:08

    BEHIND FREMANTLEBallantyne weaves his way from two cats tackles, kicks off the left foot but runs of centre for one point.

  • Q4 15:15

    BEHIND CATSMotlop makes a long range shot at goal, it drops bounces and stops just short to be picked up by Pitt.

  • Q4 14:36

    Christensen takes a crucial mark on a left foot shot from Fyfe to regain possession for the Cats.

  • Q4 12:15

    GOAL FREMANTLEPavlich converts his mark cleanly, which was taken following a perfectly composed placed kick from Ballantyne on the left flank. 98-94 Dockers.

  • Q4 10:40

    GOALHawkins makes a mammoth kick from outside 50 to take the Cats into the lead by two points, following a previously conceded behind minutes earlier. 92-94 Cats.

  • Q4 08:45

    Jimmy Bartel is being taken off the ground following taking a strong headknock from Dawson's shoulder coming into the contest at the left of field.

  • Q4 07:20

    GOAL FREMANTLEBallantyne gets a goal from the left to take the home side into the lead at 92-87 much to the crowds delight, Paterson Stadium erupts.

  • Q4 06:45

    BEHIND GEELONGPodsiadli makes a rush at goal which catches the side of his boot to go through for one point.

  • Q4 06:00

    GOAL DOCKERSMzungu, Mayne and Mellington make a tactical display within the square for a needed goal to the Dockers. The crowd is going bonkers. 86 both ways.

  • Q4 04:15

    GOAL GEELONGJames Kelly makes a great tackle, Geelong play advantage to Podsiadli who puts one through to the hands of Bartel for the goal. 80-86 Cats.

  • Q4 02:30

    BEHIND GEELONGGeelong recieve a rushed behind courtesy of the Dockers, following intense contest congestion in the square. Score is now 80 both ways.

  • Q4 00:30

    4th Quarter is now underway, this should be an exciting window of footy..

  • Q4 00:00

    The siren sounds on an outstanding display of firstround footy from both Fremantle and Geelong. The home side managed to hang on to secure the victory over the reigning premiers.

  • Q3 22:00

    Zach Clarke manages to intercept Geelong's forward progression and holds while the siren sounds for the 3rd. It appears the 4th Quarter is going to be a cracker..

  • Q3 21:45

    BEHIND GEELONGMotlop sends a prefect long ball right to the hands of Stokes, who despite being right in front manages to miss for a behind. 80-79 Cats.

  • Q3 20:45

    BEHIND FREMANTLEMayne shoots a long ball from the 50, but again is right of the goals for one point.

  • Q3 20:01

    BEHIND FREMANTLE. 7978

  • Q3 20:00

    BEHIND DOCKERSBallantyne sends a flyer through from the right side of play, but the ball appears to slowly veer right and settles for a behind.

  • Q3 19:27

    GOAL GEELONGHawkins gets his 3rd goal of the match, as the ball is sent to him with plenty of room to move, he taps it through with no pressure at all. Score is now 78-77 to the Cats.

  • Q3 18:45

    GOAL CATSSteve Johnson makes a stunning left foot shot at goals from the 50 which finds itself flying straight through for a much needed goal to the Cats.

  • Q3 15:00

    BEHIND GEELONGT Hawkins gets a shot at goal, but leans back on his approach and the ball goes off-course.77-66 to Fremantle.

  • Q3 13:15

    GOAL FREMANTLEBarlow gets his first from left of the square minutes after coming on field. The crowd is up out of their seats!

  • Q3 11:55

    BEHIND FREMANTLE: Clarke hooks slightly left following his uncontested mark on the right flank.

  • Q3 11:15

    GOAL GEELONG: The cats manage a quick recovery response with a goal to bring the score back again to 7065 in favour of the home team.

  • Q3 10:10

    GOAL FREMANTLE: Ballantyne kicks and converts from the free awarded to the Dockers after Scarlett lashes out with an incident that is to be reviewed by the tribunal as indicated by the umpire.

  • Q3 08:30

    GOAL FREMANTLEMzungu makes a cracking gruber shot from the left of square which is too quick for defenders and results in a goal for the home side.

  • Q3 07:45

    BEHIND GEELONGMackie makes his kick following his on-the-run mark from Chapman, however it sails right of the goals for one point. Score is 59-58 to the Cats.

  • Q3 05:37

    BEHIND GEELONGHawkins shoots but sends it high and hooking slightly left for another behind following a swift uncontested mark.

  • Q3 04:00

    BEHIND GEELONGWest sends a banana at the goals, which runs slightly left for a behind to the Cats.

  • Q3 03:15

    GOAL FREMANTLEMellington manages to convert with a beautiful kick that sails through the centre of the posts for a goal to the Dockers. Score is now 58-56 to Freo.

  • Q3 01:30

    BEHIND FREMANTLE: MZUNGU sends a high ball for the goal, but it drifts of course and hits the post for a behind.

  • Q2 20:00

    The siren has just sounded to signal for halftime. The game appears to remain in ultra-competetive mode, as both teams attempt to get their season off to a flying start.

  • Q2 19:26

    GOAL GEELONGTaylor Hunt makes a timely contested mark. He puts it straight through for a goal for Geelong.

  • Q2 18:16

    BEHIND FREMANTLEGeelong defender Mackie gets a touch on a Fremantle kick to save for just the behind.

  • Q2 17:35

    Jimmy Bartell appeared to be hobbling about the ground following a cork to his right calf at the contest from Pearce and has been taken off for attention with the trainers.

  • Q2 16:05

    BEHIND GEELONGJimmy Bartell sends a bomb from outside 60, which just whizzes by the hands of Hawkins who was airbourne.

  • Q2 15:30

    The second quarter has so far provided plenty of action at both ends of the ground from either sides and the scoreboard is perhaps even a clearer example of how steady the competition remains.

  • Q2 13:12

    GOAL FREMANTLEFyfe capitalises following a strong chargedown on Smedts attempted long-ball from Clarke. The home-side regain the lead.

  • Q2 12:30

    GOAL GEELONGMotlop converts for a goal from the 25 m mark. Geelong now move into the lead, by 49-44 points.

  • Q2 11:00

    Bartell takes a mark on the 50. He takes his time to lineup the shot, but hooks it right completely missing the goals.

  • Q2 09:40

    BEHIND DOCKERSDockers forward line get a kick just off centre following Sandilands territorial display in the ruck at the ball-up.

  • Q2 08:51

    Fyfe side steps traffic like a gazelle and sends a handpass to Ballantyne who is flattened yet again and called for holding the ball. Free to Geelong.

  • Q2 08:30

    GOAL GEELONGMotlop with prompt hands over to Selwood who is in the clear for the levelling goal for the Cats.

  • Q2 07:16

    GOAL GEELONGGeelong's ruckmen win the bounce and get the ball right up to Podsiadli and Bartell for a series of handpasses before Podsiadli fires a snap at goal.

  • Q2 06:50

    GOAL FREMANTLE: Bradley hammers one home for the home side from inside 25m despite the critical angle from where his kick was taken following a throwing call for J Kelly.

  • Q2 05:45

    BEHIND FREMANTLEM De boer's kick drifts slightly left of the centre posts.

  • Q2 03:00

    Geelong win a free kick following a Freo error from a previously awarded kick for high conduct between Duncan and Ballantyne.

  • Q2 01:20

    GOAL GEELONGPodsiadli makes a fierce kick goalward for the Cats, with only one more goal needed to level the game.

  • Q2 00:30

    Second quarter is now underway!

  • Q1 18:45

    Motlop freekick following indecent disposal. Chapman has gone down and is calling for the trainers.

  • Q1 18:10

    GOAL FREMANTLEJ Mellington gets his first for the night, following a high tackle from Chapman.

  • Q1 16:45

    GOAL GEELONGPodsiadli makes a sensational grab which is quickly played onto Duncan who kicks for goal from inside 30m for another goal to the Cats.

  • Q1 16:00

    GOAL GEELONG: T Hawkins has just scored his second goal of the game from 25 m out.

  • Q1 15:30

    Mitch Duncan is showing strong form, and may be of large contribution to the sudden swing of momentum in Geelong's favour.

  • Q1 10:15

    GOAL FREMANTLE: M Deboa shoots for goal from playing the advantage, following a push in the back on Clarke which umpire called for Fremantle on Geelong.

  • Q1 08:30

    GOAL FREMANTLE: Clarke converts on his mark for his second conceded goal and third goal of the game for Freo.

  • Q1 08:00

    Mc Fee to Bradley, who sends a precise kick squarebound and onto yet another mark from Z Clarke inside the square.

  • Q1 07:10

    GOAL FREMANTLE: Clarke converts effortlessly, capitalising on his mark.

  • Q1 06:30

    Ballantyne sends a long bomb to the square, which is fumbled and handpassed on for a Z Clarke mark right in front of the goal square.

  • Q1 04:35

    GOAL FREMANTLE: Matthew Pavlich sends one from the mark, straight between the posts to grant Fremantle their first points, and first goal of the game.

  • Q1 00:00

    We are only minutes away from the bounce at Paterson's Stadium. Will the reigning premiers launch their season on a high or be upset by the dockers on home soil?

Fremantle

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Nathan Fyfe 20 10 30 6 0 1 5 7 2 0 124
2 Matt De Boer 11 9 20 7 0 2 0 4 1 1 97
3 Tendai Mzungu 15 7 22 2 0 0 0 6 1 1 96
4 Hayden Ballantyne 15 5 20 1 0 3 0 4 2 2 91
5 Aaron Sandilands 6 13 19 4 32 4 2 1 0 0 90
6 Paul Duffield 15 6 21 4 0 0 1 5 0 0 86
7 Garrick Ibbotson 11 11 22 4 0 2 1 4 0 2 84
8 Matthew Pavlich 10 7 17 5 0 0 2 3 3 0 83
9 Michael Johnson 16 9 25 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 83
10 Ryan Crowley 7 15 22 5 0 1 3 4 0 0 74
11 Zac Clarke 7 4 11 6 6 2 1 2 2 1 73
12 Nick Suban 10 9 19 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 69
13 Luke McPharlin 7 5 12 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 67
14 Chris Mayne 5 11 16 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 67
15 Stephen Hill 11 9 20 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 63
16 Greg Broughton 7 7 14 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 59
17 Kepler Bradley 7 6 13 2 4 3 0 1 1 0 56
18 Joshua Mellington 4 1 5 1 0 3 1 5 3 0 55
19 Michael Barlow 4 9 13 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 52
20 Adam McPhee 8 1 9 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 40
21 Zac Dawson 3 9 12 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 39
22 Clancee Pearce 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 16

Geelong Cats

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Joel Selwood 18 16 34 3 2 6 1 4 0 1 117
2 Jimmy Bartel 16 6 22 5 3 3 1 4 3 1 113
3 Paul Chapman 21 5 26 6 0 3 1 5 0 0 111
4 James Kelly 13 13 26 5 0 1 4 8 0 0 101
5 Andrew Mackie 15 5 20 5 0 1 1 4 1 1 91
6 James Podsiadly 11 5 16 5 0 1 1 3 2 0 80
7 Steven Motlop 8 6 14 5 0 1 0 4 2 0 80
8 Tom J. Hawkins 7 2 9 6 2 0 1 2 4 2 76
9 Joel Corey 10 9 19 3 1 1 1 5 0 0 76
10 Mitch Duncan 12 4 16 7 0 1 1 1 1 0 73
11 Mathew Stokes 10 5 15 6 0 0 0 3 0 1 71
12 Steve Johnson 12 4 16 2 0 3 5 6 1 0 68
13 Cameron Guthrie 4 9 13 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 61
14 Harry Taylor 9 5 14 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 51
15 Billie Smedts 4 5 9 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 50
16 Trent West 4 4 8 1 14 1 1 3 0 1 48
17 Matthew Scarlett 8 2 10 4 0 0 5 5 0 0 45
18 Taylor Hunt 5 6 11 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 45
19 Tom Lonergan 6 5 11 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 42
20 Corey Enright 9 3 12 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 41
21 Allen Christensen 4 5 9 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 33
22 Orren Stephenson 1 2 3 1 10 0 2 2 0 0 22

Fremantle

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Nathan Fyfe 7 20 10 30 15 17 50 9 6 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 5 7 2 1 3 2 0 0 100 80 124
2 Matt De Boer 40 11 9 20 8 12 80 2 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 2 1 1 1 50 79 97
3 Tendai Mzungu 13 15 7 22 9 12 50 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 6 2 0 2 1 1 0 50 82 96
4 Hayden Ballantyne 1 15 5 20 7 12 60 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 3 0 4 2 2 6 2 2 1 50 81 91
5 Aaron Sandilands 31 6 13 19 18 2 68 3 4 3 0 32 8 2 6 2 4 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 77 90
6 Paul Duffield 41 15 6 21 5 17 81 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 5 5 0 4 0 0 1 0 90 86
7 Garrick Ibbotson 5 11 11 22 10 12 72 1 4 0 1 0 3 0 3 2 2 1 4 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 81 84
8 Matthew Pavlich 29 10 7 17 6 10 76 5 5 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 4 3 0 0 100 88 83
9 Michael Johnson 37 16 9 25 7 16 80 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 100 83
10 Ryan Crowley 15 7 15 22 14 9 68 3 5 1 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 3 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 81 74
11 Zac Clarke 30 7 4 11 5 7 72 2 6 1 2 6 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 7 0 2 2 1 1 66 85 73
12 Nick Suban 8 10 9 19 10 9 73 3 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 1 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 94 69
13 Luke McPharlin 18 7 5 12 5 7 100 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 67
14 Chris Mayne 23 5 11 16 6 10 81 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 88 67
15 Stephen Hill 32 11 9 20 7 12 70 3 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 1 1 2 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 81 63
16 Greg Broughton 6 7 7 14 6 8 50 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 79 59
17 Kepler Bradley 26 7 6 13 9 4 92 0 2 1 0 4 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 100 84 56
18 Joshua Mellington 25 4 1 5 4 2 80 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 1 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 100 79 55
19 Michael Barlow 21 4 9 13 7 7 61 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 100 33 52
20 Adam McPhee 9 8 1 9 4 6 66 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 98 40
21 Zac Dawson 3 3 9 12 5 6 75 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 100 39
22 Clancee Pearce 46 1 3 4 0 5 100 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 16

Geelong Cats

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Joel Selwood 14 18 16 34 17 15 58 2 3 0 0 2 8 3 5 2 6 1 4 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 87 117
2 Jimmy Bartel 3 16 6 22 13 7 50 4 5 2 4 3 3 1 2 1 3 1 4 4 0 2 3 1 0 60 92 113
3 Paul Chapman 35 21 5 26 9 12 88 2 6 0 0 0 6 4 2 1 3 1 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 88 111
4 James Kelly 9 13 13 26 15 12 73 8 5 0 0 0 8 6 2 2 1 4 8 5 0 7 0 0 1 0 86 101
5 Andrew Mackie 4 15 5 20 7 13 70 3 5 0 1 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 4 3 0 1 1 1 0 50 92 91
6 James Podsiadly 31 11 5 16 10 6 75 3 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 4 0 6 2 0 2 66 92 80
7 Steven Motlop 32 8 6 14 5 9 85 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 6 2 0 0 100 88 80
8 Tom J. Hawkins 26 7 2 9 3 5 66 1 6 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 1 4 2 0 66 91 76
9 Joel Corey 11 10 9 19 9 8 57 2 3 0 0 1 4 2 2 0 1 1 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 89 76
10 Mitch Duncan 22 12 4 16 5 12 50 2 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 50 76 73
11 Mathew Stokes 27 10 5 15 2 13 73 1 6 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 85 71
12 Steve Johnson 20 12 4 16 6 10 68 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 6 1 1 1 1 0 1 100 89 68
13 Cameron Guthrie 29 4 9 13 5 7 84 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 76 61
14 Harry Taylor 7 9 5 14 9 5 78 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 86 51
15 Billie Smedts 2 4 5 9 5 4 55 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 76 50
16 Trent West 12 4 4 8 4 4 50 2 1 0 0 14 1 0 1 1 1 1 3 5 0 2 0 1 1 0 79 48
17 Matthew Scarlett 30 8 2 10 3 9 60 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 5 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 95 45
18 Taylor Hunt 19 5 6 11 4 7 72 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 3 2 1 1 0 50 81 45
19 Tom Lonergan 13 6 5 11 5 5 45 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 89 42
20 Corey Enright 44 9 3 12 7 2 75 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 90 41
21 Allen Christensen 28 4 5 9 4 6 88 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 29 33
22 Orren Stephenson 23 1 2 3 2 1 33 2 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 22

Team Lineups

Fremantle

B

  • Nick Suban,
  • Zac Dawson,
  • Adam McPhee

HB

  • Michael Johnson,
  • Luke McPharlin,
  • Stephen Hill

C

  • Joshua Mellington,
  • Ryan Crowley,
  • Hayden Ballantyne

HF

  • Paul Duffield,
  • Matthew Pavlich,
  • Tendai Mzungu

F

  • Chris Mayne,
  • Kepler Bradley,
  • Zac Clarke

Fol

  • Aaron Sandilands,
  • Nat Fyfe,
  • Greg Broughton

I/C

  • Garrick Ibbotson,
  • Matt de Boer,
  • Clancee Pearce

Sub

  • Michael Barlow

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

Geelong Cats

B

  • Matthew Scarlett,
  • Tom Lonergan,
  • Billie Smedts

HB

  • Corey Enright,
  • Harry Taylor,
  • Andrew Mackie

C

  • James Kelly,
  • Paul Chapman,
  • Taylor Hunt

HF

  • Steve Johnson,
  • Tom Hawkins,
  • Mathew Stokes

F

  • Steven Motlop,
  • James Podsiadly,
  • Jimmy Bartel

Fol

  • Orren Stephenson,
  • Joel Selwood,
  • Joel Corey

I/C

  • Trent West,
  • Mitch Duncan,
  • Cameron Guthrie

Sub

  • Allen Christensen

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

Last updated: 3:25pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012