Freo win without Fyfe
Fremantle had a hard task facing the Crows without their skipper Nat Fyfe with suspension, but youngster Brennan Cox saved the day for Freo kicking four goals to help his side to a three-point win over Adelaide, 10.11 (71) to 9.14 (68).
The usually reliable Adelaide goal-kicker, Eddie Betts kicked a career high six behinds to go with his two goals. The Adelaide Crows welcomed their skipper, Taylor Walker back into the side and he finished with 11 disposals and four marks.
Hear how the game played out:
Alex Pearce broke his thumb during the game but still played on: “Alex Pearce has broken his thumb, it’s quite significant…It’ll be surgery, I would think. He’s a pretty tough kid.” Fremantle coach Ross Lyon said after the game.
“I just tried to focus on competing in the air and on the ground and then pressure up forward and hopefully I take a few and kick a few goals which happened today,” Brennan Cox told 6PR after Fremantle’s win.
“We knew it was a big game for us and we let it slip in the end so, very disappointing,” Adelaide’s Matt Crouch told the 6PR commentary team.
“He performed like a guy that’s missed three weeks and came back in, but it wasn’t through conditioning or anything else, it’s just through the way the game was,” Don Pyke said after the loss.
“He’s right to go, he’s done everything we’ve asked plus a bit more at training and there’s been no set backs,” Adelaide’s assistant coach Ben Hart said about Crows skipper Taylor Walker who returns from a hammy injury.
Alex Pearce will get the job on Crows returning skipper Taylor Walker says Fremantle assistant coach Michael Prior.
“It is frustrating not being out there with the boys but I’m still motivated to get back and have an impact on the second half of the year,” injured Fremantle forward Matt Taberner told 6PR.
Retired Fremantle defender Garrick Ibbotson joined his former teammate Luke McPharlin in the 6PR commentary box to chat all things Freo, footy and life after footy.