TEAMS: Star Docker a certain starter, Crows unchanged

LIVELY Fremantle forward Sabreena Duffy will play in Saturday's preliminary final against Carlton, having overcome an ankle injury.

The 18-year-old, who has kicked seven goals this season, hurt her ankle in last weekend's game against North Melbourne but trained well on Thursday night.

"We were very concerned last week with the way she went down, and the ankle had a lot of bruising," coach Trent Cooper told fremantlefc.com.au.

"But she's a really tough kid, we were just worried if it was okay structurally, and it was. She trained last night, so she'll definitely be playing."

It means the Dockers go in unchanged, while the Blues have brought in Jess Edwards for Abbie McKay (omitted).

 

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Geelong has made two changes ahead of Sunday's preliminary final with Adelaide, bringing in defenders Anna Teague and Becky Webster.

Teague missed the past two weeks with a back injury, while Webster hasn't played since round three with a lower leg complaint.

Key forward Phoebe McWilliams will miss after surgery on Wednesday to repair a break in her left hand, while Hannah Burchell has been omitted.

The Crows have resisted the temptation to bring in classy forward Jess Sedunary, who has missed the entire season with a serious foot injury.

The 28-year-old has been named as an emergency for the unchanged side, along with youngster Nikki Gore.

Saturday, March 23

Carlton v Fremantle at Ikon Park, 2.45pm AEDT

CARLTON

B: J.Van Dyk 36 K.Harrington 9 N.Stevens 21
HB: C.Dalton 15 C.Wilson 20 G.Pound 6
C: B.Davey - C 1
HF: L.Brazzale 12 B.Moody 16 T.Lucas-Rodd 18
F: D.Vescio 3 T.Harris 7 B.Walker 14
Foll: A.Downie 30 M.Prespakis 4 S.Hosking 10
I/C: G.Gee 19 J.Edwards 25 K.Loynes 2 A.Mullane 8 J.Hosking 11
Emerg: N.Plane 32 R.Hicks 24

In: J.Edwards
Out: A.McKay 

FREMANTLE

B: P.Laurie 11 T.Bresland 5 A.Stannett 24
HB: K.Donnellan - C 15 E.Gooch 8 P.Seth 18
C: K.Bowers 2
HF: A.Atkins 37 E.Antonio 12 H.Miller 19
F: K.Gibson 21 G.Houghton 27 A.Sharp 1
Foll: A.Janz 30 D.Hooker 17 S.Cain 20
I/C: L.Mascall 14 S.Duffy 6 G.O'Sullivan 22 M.Sergeant 23 M.Caulfield 10
Emerg: L.Pugh 32 K.Grieve 13

No changes

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Sunday, March 24

Adelaide v Geelong at Adelaide Oval, 12.40pm ACDT

ADELAIDE

B: D.Cox 31 S.Allan 39 C.Cramey 22
HB: D.Varnhagen 9 C.Randall 26 A.Foley 3
C: E.Phillips - C 13
HF: J.Mules 23 M.Rajcic 32 D.Ponter 15
F: E.Jones 2 C.Scheer 4 S.Thompson 14
Foll: J.Foley 24 E.Marinoff 10 A.Hatchard 33
I/C: J.McCormick 5 A.Considine 16 S.Li 19 R.Forth 27 H.Martin 6 
Emerg: N.Gore 7 J.Sedunary 17

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GEELONG

B: A.Teague 40 R.Goring 44 M.McMahon 24
HB:M.Hickey - C 18 M.McDonald 11 D.Taylor 28
C: R.Cranston 30
HF: S.Van De Heuvel 27 M.Boyd 26 J.Crockett-Grills 6
F: J.Ivey 5 K.Darby 8 A.O'Connor 14
Foll: E.Hoare 46 R.Garing 12 O.Purcell 16
I/C: D.Orr 2 M.Clifford 7 R.Webster 21 C.Blakeway 4 M.Keryk 45 
Emerg: G.Clarke 17 H.Burchell 3

In: A.Teague, R.Webster
Out: P.McWilliams (hand), H.Burchell