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AFL 2021 LIVE updates: Blues lose two key players for Cats clash, Freo claim record win over Hawks

Liam Jones (back) and Levi Casboult (knee) are late withdrawals for Carlton and have been replaced in their line-up by Will Setterfield and Tom Williamson.

Matthew Cottrell (Carlton) and Quinton Narkle (Geelong) are the medical subs at the MCG.

Liam Jones.

Liam Jones.Credit:Getty Images

De Koning and Stanley are going head-to-head in the ruck, Dangerfield and Walsh have started the game next to each other, Henderson has lined up on Silvagni, Henry is manning Martin, Stocker is shadowing Ratugolea and the versatile Blicavs has the big job on Coleman Medal leader McKay.

The final siren sounds and Fremantle record their biggest ever win over Hawthorn, their previous best being 61 points way back in 2002.

Hawthorn 2.0, 4.5, 5.7, 6.10 (46)
Fremantle 5.5, 8.7, 11.12, 16.12 (108)

GOALS
Hawthorn: Jeka 2, Koschitzke 2, Moore, Worpel
Fremantle: Lobb 4, Banfield 3, Treacy 2, Switkowski 2, Mundy 2, Acres, Fyfe, Walters

DISPOSALS
Hawthorn: Mitchell 39, Bramble 27
Fremantle: Brayshaw 32, Fyfe 31, Mundy 30, Serong 30, Cerra 26, Darcy 25

INTERCEPTS
Hawthorn: Frost 8, Jiath 7, Bramble 6, Ceglar 6, Hartigan 6
Fremantle: Darcy 9, Wilson 8, Logue 7, Walters 6

Freo ended up making a mess of Hawthorn, comfortably winning the disposals 387-344, contested possessions 152-127, inside 50s 59-41 and scoring shots 28-16 while they also had the edge in clearances 34-32, marks 96-89 and hitouts 32-31.

Darcy was outstanding in the ruck for Freo with 25 disposals (16 contested), nine marks (six), 27 hitouts, five clearances, 444 metres gained, six score involvements and nine intercepts.

Fyfe caps off his 200th game with a sensational grab late in the game. He’s been one of Fremantle’s best with 31 disposals (10 contested), six marks, 406 metres gained, 12 score involvements, a goal assist and a goal.

GEELONG 1.2 4.6 6.7 11.11 (77)
CARLTON 5.3 9.5 12.6 12.7 (79)

GOALS
Geelong: Hawkins 2, Rohan 2, Selwood, Guthrie, Stanley, Taylor, Bews, Miers, Atkins.
Carlton: Betts 2, McGovern 2, Casboult 2, Murphy 2, Cripps 2, McKay, Gibbons.

BEST
Geelong: Rohan, Duncan, Selwood, Tuohy.
Carlton: Cripps, Docherty, Pittonet, Curnow, Casboult, Betts.

Carlton have shocked Geelong with an upset victory at GMHBA Stadium to record their first win at the venue since 1996, handing the Cats just their fifth loss in their past 35 starts on their home deck.

But they had to work for it, withstanding a frantic Geelong comeback in the last quarter as the Cats attacked at every opportunity but could not overcome the Blues, failing to reel them in to lose by two points.

It took a tackle from Eddie Betts in the middle of the ground to stop the Cats’ charge as they kicked five goals to zero in the final quarter.

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Carlton has conceded 54.3 inside 50s per game this season – ranked 14th. Geelong has
conceded 47.7 inside 50s per game – the second-fewest of any side behind the Western
Bulldogs (44.9). The Blues have kept their opponents to less than 75 points in five
games this year – winning on each occasion.

This game goes from bad to worse for the Hawks with Jiath ruled out for the rest of the day due to a right knee injury.

The Hawks have already used their sub on Scrimshaw (concussion) so will play the final 15 minutes one man down.

They now find themselves 59 points down, 5.7.37 to 14.12.96, after Switkowski became Freo’s fourth multiple goalkicker.

The visitors have now piled on the last six goals of the game.

Fremantle’s biggest ever win against Hawthorn is 61 points, achieved back in round 18, 2002.

Early goals in the final quarter from Fyfe and Walters have extended their lead to 53 points, 13.12.90 to 5.7.37.

The Dockers have now kicked the last five goals of the contest and the Hawks have just given up the fight. This final margin could be very ugly and it could ultimately be a history-making victory.

Liam Jones (back) and Levi Casboult (knee) are late withdrawals for Carlton and have been replaced in their line-up by Will Setterfield and Tom Williamson.

Matthew Cottrell (Carlton) and Quinton Narkle (Geelong) are the medical subs at the MCG.

Liam Jones.

Liam Jones.Credit:Getty Images

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