Fremantle Look To Maintain Perfect Home Start

Image courtesy of perthnow.com.au/Daniel Wilkins
Fremantle will miss Hayden Ballentine on Friday as he serves another suspension. Image courtesy of perthnow.com.au/Daniel Wilkins

Fremantle  face North Melbourne  on ANZAC Day and will be eager to maintain their perfect home record at Patersons Stadium. The Kangaroos come into the game off a 35-point loss to the Pies while the Dockers also tasted defeat on the weekend to the Swans in Sydney.

Key forward Majak Daw is a strong chance to return for North Melbourne this round after starring for Werribee with five goals in the VFL on Saturday. The Kangaroos lacked strike power up-front against the Pies and have struggled inside the opposition’s 50, and Daw’s comeback will boost their hopes. Vice-captain Jack Ziebell has missed the past three weeks with a lingering shoulder injury, but is likely to mark his return at Patersons Stadium on Friday.

The Dockers looked out of sorts against the Swans on the weekend and Ross Lyon will demand his players to turn their form around and attest their premiership credentials. Fiesty Fremantle forward Hayden Ballantyne finds himself on the sidelines this weekend serving yet another suspension after earning the rare feat of two reports against the same player in the same game. There are plenty of candidates from the WAFL to fill his position, with the likes of Tom Sheridan, Michael Apeness and Garrick Ibbotson impressing in the lower-league competition.

Both teams are locked on 12 points with three wins and two losses heading into the match. Fremantle are unbeaten at home this season and look hard to back against, the Kangaroos will need some luck if they are going to shock the Dockers in the country’s west.

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