Fremantle pair suffer leg injuries

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It was not a great weekend for the Great Southern’s Nat Fyfe and Aaron Sandilands,with both suffering injuries in Fremantle’s disappointing loss to Brisbane at Optus Stadium on Sunday.

Brownlow medallist and Lake Grace junior Fyfe came off in the second term after injuring his hamstring when dishing out a handball.

The Dockers captain applied ice to his right hamstring and didn’t return to the field as his side went down by 55 points.

Ruckman Sandilands, who hails from Mt Barker, was a late withdrawal from the Dockers side after hurting his calf in the warm-up.

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Dockers coach Ross Lyon said post-match Sandilands had more than likely strained his calf, putting him in doubt for the next few weeks. Fyfe is also set to spend time on the sidelines with his hamstring injury.

Former North Albany midfielder Marley Williams finished with nine disposals and three marks for North Melbourne in Sunday’s loss to Essendon at Etihad Stadium.

Former North Albany tall Jeremy McGovern provided a strong target in attack for the undermanned West Coast Eagles, kicking two goals.

McGovern was used forward and also spent time back late in the match but the Eagles couldn’t stop the Adelaide Crows’ strong finish.

In the WAFL, triple Bernie Naylor medallist Ben Saunders kicked three goals for South Fremantle as they beat East Perth by 21 points in the league on Saturday.

The Mt Barker forward finished with 3.4 from 11 touches.

Royals product Morgan Davies collected 19 possessions, kicked one goal and laid five tackles to be among Claremont’s best in their league win over East Fremantle in Geraldton. Railways’ Matt Palfrey also kicked a goal for the Tigers in the 20-point triumph.

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