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Who impressed and who didn’t as Fremantle Dockers beat Brisbane Lions by one point at Optus Stadium

Who impressed…

Luke Ryan

The peroxide blonde is putting together some season for Freo.

He had his hands full early against Charlie Cameron before thriving in a much more suitable match-up against Lincoln McCarthy.

His intercept marking is such a strength, rolling off his opponent with ease to counter the Lions’ long kicks inside-50.

Aside from a turnover kick-in in the third quarter, Ryan disposed of the ball cleanly and rebounded well from the backline.

His 32 possessions was a game-high and his seven rebound-50s was equal game-high.

Harris Andrews

The man they call ‘dad’ was enormous down back for the Lions.

He’s rarely beaten in a one-on-one contest and is one of the best intercept markers in the business.

He spent a fair bit of time on Jesse Hogan and made sure the former Demon had little impact on the match.

Took a game-high 10 marks and had four rebound-50s.

Bradley Hill

The Fremantle running machine is so damaging with ball in hand.

He found a lot of the footy in the back half but has the ability to break lines and drive the ball long.

He had the second-most possessions on the ground (31) and had a whopping 757 metres gained, one behind teammate Nathan Wilson.

Charlie Cameron

There are few players in the competition more exciting than Charlie Cameron when he’s up and about.

The Swan Districts product starred in his first match at Optus Stadium, causing plenty of headaches for the Fremantle defence.

He missed an early set shot but made up for it by nailing his next three opportunities, including a brilliant snap on his non-preferred left foot and an eye-catching running effort.

He was fairly well held after quarter-time but only needed one quarter to make his mark.

And who didn’t…

Jesse Hogan

With Matt Taberner out for the season and Cam McCarthy not selected, the stage was set for a big game up forward from Jesse Hogan.

But the former Demon simply couldn’t get into the match and was well beaten by Lions defender Harris Andrews.

After a frustrating 1.4 return against Essendon last week, Hogan didn’t even have a scoring shot or a kick.

All eight of his possessions were handballs.

Lachie Neale

Took 11 minutes to get his first touch and had just four to quarter-time, but found more of it as the game went on.

The former Docker finished with a team-high 26 touches in his highly-anticipated return to Optus Stadium but had a lot of cheap possessions and he wasn’t really damaging.

At one stage in the third quarter, he had -1 metres gained.

He won’t want to see the replay of former teammate Nat Fyfe outmuscling him in a marking contest before nailing the set shot from close-range.

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