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West Coast v Fremantle
AFLW Round 2, 2020
Hooker
Hooker in action. Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Date
Sat, 15 February 2020 (4.10pm WST)
Attendance
35,185
Result
Lost by 45
Score
FRE 9.6.60 - 2.3.15 WCE
Brownlow
3 K.Bowers (FRE)
2 J.Stewart (FRE)
1 G.O'Sullican (FRE)
Ladder
7th
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West Coast were overpowered by the more experienced Fremantle in the historic first AFLW Derby, succumbing to the Dockers' swarming pressure in losing by 45 points. Skipper Emma Swanson continued her strong start to the season with an equal team-high 14 possessions before leaving the ground after a head knock, and McKenzie Dowrick and Tarnee Tester were the Eagles' goalscorers.

Summary[]

1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
West Coast 0.0.0 1.1.7 1.2.8 2.3.15
Fremantle 2.2.14 5.3.33 7.6.48 9.6.60

Goals: Dowrick, Tester

Best: Swanson, Laurie, Smith, N.Kelly, Cameron

Injuries: Swanson (head)

Named sides[]

West Coast Fremantle
B: 27.Perera 26.Radan B: 29.Cuthbertson 32.Pugh
HB: 14.Smith 35.McDonald 5.Dowrick HB: 24.Stannett 8.Gooch 14.Mascall
C: 8.Collier 19.Cameron 12.N.Kelly C: 11.Rohde 19.Miller 7.Stewart
HF: 1.Bowen 2.Gibson 9.Atkins HF: 12.E.Antonio 17.Roux 6.Duffy
F: 11.Piscooneri 15.G.Kelly F: 22.O'Sullivan 27.Houghton
R: 25.Laurie 17.Hooker 13.Swanson R: 21.Strom 2.Bowers 15.K.Antonio
I: 23.Tester 4.Guard 24.Bullas I: 44.Flood 26.Webb 18.Seth
7.Devlyn 32.Orme 13.Grieve 1.Sharp
E: 6.Bonser 33.Davidson E: 3.O'Driscoll 4.Clifford

In: Orme

Out: Hill (knee)

New: Kate Orme (Claremont)

From the papers[]

The Sunday Times[]

"A hard-nosed Dockers outfit assumed control from the outset, out-tackling their opponents 33-13 in the first stanza to set an aggressive tone. An inspirational Kiara Bowers laid 11 of them, before finishing with 18 tackles.

The Dockers kicked the first five goals of the match before McKenzie Dowrick booted her side's first just before half-time.

The Eagles were left sore and sorry, with star pair Emma Swanson and Dana Hooker both forced from the field in the final term after clashes with Fremantle midfielder Katie-Jayne Grieve."[1]

Injury list[]

In the leadup to the match the following players were listed as injured or unavailable:

Player Injury Expected return
Janz Knee Season (Inactive 18/12, replaced by Gilmore)
Hill Knee Season
Green General soreness Indefinite
Caulfield Knee 1-2 weeks

References[]

https://www.womens.afl/match-centre/2020/106/wce-v-fre

  1. Braden Quartermaine, The Sunday Times (16 February 2020, p.64), "Bowers spurs feisty Freo"
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