Analysis: How did Freo’s kids perform?

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ALL eyes were on Fremantle’s inexperienced talent as the club turned to youth this week. Here’s how we rated the kids in the win over the Bulldogs.

Griffin Logue

Started on the interchange bench but took a contested mark as soon as he came on. It was a sign of things to come. Logue loved the contest. He was energetic and put pressure on in defence. Only 10 touches but based on his debut, you can expect Logue to be a good player.

Harley Balic

Started on the interchange bench. Was behind the speed of the game which isn’t unexpected considering the lack of footy he’s played in the last 12 months. Finished with eight disposals including two clearances.

Lachie Weller

Ran hard from defence. Booted a ripping goal in the second term when he charged down the field and kicked truly from 55m. Weller’s enthusiastic style of play is just what Fremantle need to play with attacking flair. He had 18 disposals.

Connor Blakely

Opposed to Marcus Bontempelli. It wasn’t a genuine tag but he followed him forward as well as in the midfield. Bontempelli had just two touches in the first term and then pushed forward where he was really dangerous. Blakely returned to the midfield and had 18 touches.

Brady Grey

Lively inside 50. Kicked the opening goal of the game from a set shot and also showed pace. Set up Shane Kersten for another goal in the final term. Had 19 touches and five tackles. If he plays with that aggression and intensity, he’ll become an important part of Fremantle’s forward line.

Ed Langdon

Played on the wing and across half-forward. Langdon’s ability to distribute the ball was also important. He had 19 possessions but his early handballing set up his teammates well. Was better as a wingman than a half-forward.

Ethan Hughes

Played across half-back but struggled to get involved in the match and made some sloppy errors. Managed 11 disposals. Will be better for the run.



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