e-AFL e-AFL First Preliminary Final - Fremantle Dockers v Collingwood Magpies, Optus Stadium, Wednesday 27th 3.50 PM - FREMANTLE THROUGH TO GRAND FINAL

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The first Preliminary Final of the 2020 e-AFL season will see the Fremantle Dockers host the Collingwood Magpies: a match-up that has never been seen in AFL finals history. Freo have been in this position thrice before (2006, 2013 and 2015) with mixed results, whilst the Pies have finals footy in their blood. Tune in this Wednesday to find out whether Freo can make another attempt at finals glory, or if the Pies can bask in the glow of their MCG home once more this season.


For those that missed it:

Fremantle
came into the qualification final on a two game losing streak, with their form looking shaky. Luckily they retained their top four spot on the ladder and earned the second chance finishing with a 6-5 record in 4th place. Geelong were the favourites going into this game, and with it being held at the 'G there were pundits writing the Dockers off even before the opening bounce. But like in 2013, things did not go to script for the Cats. Despite trailing by as much as 23 points midway through the opening quarter, the Dockers ground their way back into the game and had things all but tied up by the half time break. In the second half Freo kept on the pressure, and eased out to a two goal lead at three quarter time and closed it out comfortably in the last. Stephen Hill (27 disposals and 9 marks) and skipper Nat Fyfe were elite in the engine room, whilst Jesse Hogan, Fyfe and youngster Luke Valente all finished with two goals each.

Collingwood finished the season in second place with an impressive 8-3 record that earned them a home qualification against the Gold Coast Suns. However they were stunned by a stirring Suns performance that forced them to come back the following week to face the Hawthorn Hawks in a sudden death Semi Final. The battle was a see-sawing affair that had six lead changes up until the end of the third quarter. Things were looking dicey at the half, as the Hawks held a 21 point lead, but a four goals to nil third quarter turned the game on its head. Another five straight goals to begin the last quarter put the matter to bed and left the Pies faithful satisfied. John Noble's four goals and Jaime Elliot's three were supplied by big efforts by Scott Pendlebury in the guts and Mason Cox, who has found a new home on the wing.

KEY STATISTICS


Fremantle DockersCollingwood Magpies
LastDefeated the Geelong Cats by 15 Points
(First Qualifying Final)
Defeated the Hawthorn Hawks by 30 points
(Second Semi Final)
GoalsJesse Hogan - 52 goalsMason Cox & John Noble - 29 goals
DisposalsNat Fyfe - 266 disposalsSteele Sidebottom - 273 disposals
TacklesNat Fyfe - 72 tacklesTaylor Adams - 68 tackles
FantasyNat Fyfe - 1063 DT pointsScott Pendlebury - 1049 DT points


Key Match-Ups
  • Nat Fyfe vs. Taylor Adams
Nat Fyfe would be very high in the lines of betting for the e-Brownlow after a dominant season: he had the 4th most disposals, 6th most handballs, 11th most kicks and 13th most tackles for the regular season. He was also the umpire's pet, with the second most frees for across the season (41). In the qualifying final he found another gear though, and racked up 22 disposals and an incredible 13 tackles! Taylor Adams hasn't been quite as prolific, but his 20 disposal and 1 goal effort against the Hawks was one of the highlights of the day for the Pies, with his goal sealing the match in the closing stages. If Adams can break even with Fyfe, you would consider it a victory for the Pies.

  • Mark Blicavs vs. Jesse Hogan
Jesse Hogan has been a beast in front of goals this season for Fremantle, with a third placing for the Coleman despite missing the first game. However only one other Freo forward has scored more than 20 goals for the season (Michael Walters - 21), so if Mark Blicavs can nullify Jesse it will make things incredibly difficult for the Dockers.



Prediction - Fremantle stumbled slightly at the end of the regular season with a brace of losses, but Fyfe and Hill were supreme as they dealt with the Cats. Collingwood were flying during the regular season, but have had to play the extra game and now travel the width of the e-country. With a few days extra rest, and on their home deck the Dockers start as favourites: Fremantle by 10 points.



Link to Fremantle Dockers eAFL thread: HERE

Link to Collingwood Magpies eAFL thread: HERE



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FREMANTLE DOCKERS
OFFICIAL TEAM SHEET
FIRST PRELIMINARY FINAL v COLLINGWOOD AT OPTUS STADIUM

B: L Ryan - J Hamling - G Logue
HB: N Wilson - A Pearce - H Young
C: S Hill - A Cerra - J Aish
HF: M Walters - B Cox - D Tucker
F: I Butters - J Hogan - S Sturt
FOLL: R Lobb - N Fyfe - A Brayshaw

INT: C Serong - L Valente

CHANGES:


L Schultz FP > OUT
S Sturt OUT > FP

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FREMANTLE DOCKERS
OFFICIAL TEAM SHEET
FIRST PRELIMINARY FINAL v COLLINGWOOD AT OPTUS STADIUM

B: L Ryan - J Hamling - G Logue
HB: N Wilson - A Pearce - H Young
C: S Hill - A Cerra - J Aish
HF: M Walters - B Cox - D Tucker
F: I Butters - J Hogan - S Sturt
FOLL: R Lobb - N Fyfe - A Brayshaw

INT: C Serong - L Valente

CHANGES:


L Schultz FP > OUT
S Sturt OUT > FP

TheInjuryFactory , bone2468 , Ant Bear , Wooshette
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Can’t wait for this one!
 

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Qooty Commentary File - QOOTY (Quick Footy) Version 10.5
Qooty Website - http://qooty.footypedia.com


Match commencing shortly ... FRE v COL

Rich (BB code):
                       COL
Lu Ryan                     J Hamling                G Logue
J Elliott                   J Noble                  D Beams

N Wilson                    A Pearce                 H Young
CL Brown                    B Mihocek                T Phillips

S Hill                      A Cerra                  J Aish
S Sidebottom                S Pendlebury             M Cox

M Walters                   B Cox                    D Tucker
C Mayne                     Da Moore                 J Crisp

I Butters                   J Hogan                  S Sturt
J Howe                      J Roughead               B Maynard
                            FRE

FRE Foll : R Lobb, N Fyfe, And Brayshaw
COL Foll : B Grundy, T Adams, J De Goey

FRE INT : C Serong, L Valente
COL INT : F Appleby, J Thomas
PLAYERS TO WATCH :
Fremantle Dockers: N Fyfe
Collingwood Magpies: M Cox B Grundy

Preliminary Final, Conditions for this match - CLOUDY
 

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1 : 1.38 {C} - B Grundy taps it down.
1 : 1.38 {rW} - J De Goey takes off.
1 : 1.38 {CHF} - A worm burner to B Mihocek.
1 : 1.38 {CHF} - No mark taken as B Mihocek and A Pearce wrestle for position.
1 : 1.38 {CHB} - A Pearce dances around B Mihocek.
1 : 1.38 {CHB} - Gets a handpass away to N Fyfe.
1 : 1.38 {lW} - He gets boot to ball immediately.
1 : 1.38 {lW} - M Cox rises over the pack majestically.
1 : 1.38 {rW} - Not enough pressure on M Cox.
1 : 1.4 {lHFF} - A short kick to CL Brown.
1 : 1.4 {lHFF} - All up but nobody can take the mark.
1 : 1.4 {lHFF} - CL Brown dances around N Wilson.
1 : 1.4 {lHFF} - Quick hands to B Grundy under pressure.
1 : 1.4 {CHF} - No-look handpass to B Mihocek.
1 : 1.4 {CHF} - Fires out the handpass to J De Goey.
1 : 1.4 {CHF} - J De Goey backs himself for a shot on goal.
 

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