Brisbane Lions 5.2 6.4 10.7 15.10 (100)
Fremantle 5.5 9.9 12.15 15.23 (113)
Brisbane Lions: Fevola 3, Banfield 2, Black 2, Brown, Drummond, McGrath, Rich, Rischitelli, Rockliff, Sherman, Stiller.
Fremantle: Pavlich 3, Johnson 2, Haselby 2, Ballantyne 2, Barlow, Fyfe, Mayne, Morabito, Palmer, Sandilands.
Brisbane Lions: Black, Rischitelli, McGrath, Staker, Power, Sherman
Fremantle: Hill, Mundy, Tarrant, McPharlin, Barlow, Pavlich, Ballantyne
Brisbane Lions: Patfull, Drummond (knee), Brennan (ankle)
Umpires: Nicholls, McInerney, Mollison
Official crowd: 27,739 at the Gabba
I didn't expect a win as Fremantle Dockers have been playing well. The margin would have been greater had Freo's goal-kicking had been more accurate. Still, despite losing important players like Drummond and Brennan to injury, the boys put up a good fight and it was a close game in the end.