Collingwood’s premiership credentials have taken another large hit soon after the Magpies slumped to a shock 12-level decline to Fremantle in Perth.
- Collingwood’s loss to Fremantle observed the Magpies drop to 10th on the ladder
- The Magpies ended up playing 24 hrs right after the club was fined for COVID-19 protocol breaches
- Toby Greene sustained a hamstring injury in the Giants’ get in excess of the Suns
Dockers ahead Matt Taberner booted 4 goals and Caleb Serong (24 disposals, 9 clearances) starred in the midfield to lift their facet to the 10.1 (61) to 7.7 (49) get on Sunday in front of 20,912 spectators.
Previously in the day, the GWS Giants ongoing their dominance around the Gold Coast Suns in a 26-stage gain in Carrara, even with the loss of star forward Toby Greene to injuries.
The result in Perth observed Collingwood fall to 10th on the ladder with just 4 wins and a attract from nine matches.
It also came in the wake of the club remaining fined $50,000, fifty percent of which is suspended, immediately after Nathan Buckley and assistant mentor Brenton Sanderson broke the AFL’s COVID-19 protocols by taking part in a tennis match with individuals outside the house their club contacts.
The Magpies ended up awful in last week’s 66-stage reduction to West Coast, and their mistake-riddled display against the Dockers will elevate further alarm bells.
The Dockers rose to 16th location on the ladder with their 3rd win of the time.
The Magpies managed just two aims from 25 inside 50s in the 1st 50 percent as Fremantle’s depleted defence stood company.
Collingwood manufactured a 3-aim spurt to conclude the third-quarter to consider a four-level guide, but Fremantle prevailed in a frantic closing phrase.
Magpies vice-captain Steele Sidebottom (25 disposals, two plans) was quiet early ahead of bursting to everyday living in his 1st match back again immediately after serving his four-match ban for breaking COVID-19 protocols.
Brayden Maynard (24 disposals) and Adam Treloar (30 disposals, eight clearances) experimented with their most effective to lift the Magpies, but the visitors’ inefficiency heading forward charge them dearly.
The Dockers won the clearance fight 45-30, with David Mundy (10), Serong (9), and Nat Fyfe (8) all prominent.
Giants acquire but get rid of Greene to injuries
Greene succumbed to a suitable hamstring injuries in the opening expression but the injury setback did not halt the Giants from boasting a 9.7 (61) to 4.11 (35) victory.
It was the Giants’ fifth victory of the period, building it 9 wins from the previous 9 encounters with the Suns for Leon Cameron’s group.
Greene hurt himself in a race for the ball with young Suns defender Connor Budarick late in the to start with quarter.
The 26-yr-previous arrived straight off the discipline and into the rooms, and did not return to the match right after quarter-time.
Giants midfielder Matt de Boer also limped off late in the match with what appeared like a hamstring personal injury.
Greene’s absence was no hindrance for the Giants who led from get started to end.
Tall forwards Harry Himmelberg and Jeremy Cameron kicked two just about every for the Giants, when Joshua Kelly and Lachie Whitfield each and every picked up a match-superior 29 disposals.
The Suns ended up well down below their very best as they slumped to a fourth defeat from their previous 5 matches to depart them exterior the major 8.
Ben Ainsworth was a single of the Suns’ finest with nine marks and 14 disposals, kicking a fourth-quarter aim as very well in his 50th AFL visual appearance.
The Suns are following in action when they host the in-type St Kilda in Carrara on Thursday night.
The Giants engage in Essendon at the exact location on Friday.