|Venue: Optus Oval|
|Date: Sat July 31, 2004||Result: Loss by 48 points|
|Umpires: Allen, Goldspink, K.Nicholls||Crowd: 20,000|
|Goalkickers: Koutoufides 2, Waite, McGrath, Lappin, French, Fevola, Deluca, Camporeale|
|Injuries: Deluca (shoulder), Fisher (knee), Houlihan (groin)||Reports:|
Game ReviewFremantle started the better and were always in control, but the Blues fought tenaciously to stay in touch over the first 3 quarters. The Dockers were just 10 points in front at the final change but then over ran the Blues in the final quarter, kicking 7 goals to 1. Poor disposal proved costly for the Blues.
Nick Stevens had 25 disposals, Anthony Koutoufides had 23 and kicked 2 goals, while Matthew Lappin and Scott Camporeale had 21 and a goal each.
To top off a disappointing day, Brad Fisher suffered a serious knee injury, requiring a reconstruction, which would sideline him for approximately 12 months.
|B:||18 Glen Bowyer||3 Digby Morrell||4 Luke Livingston|
|HB:||32 Bret Thornton||15 David Teague||33 Ryan Houlihan|
|C:||16 Scott Camporeale (vc)||10 Brett Johnson||12 Matthew Lappin|
|HF:||29 Heath Scotland||43 Anthony Koutoufides (c)||24 Nick Stevens|
|F:||26 Adrian Deluca||25 Brendan Fevola||30 Jarrad Waite|
|Ruck:||11 Barnaby French||31 Jordan Bannister||20 Cory McGrath|
|1 Andrew Walker, 14 Brad Fisher, 40 Adam Bentick, 9 David Clarke jnr|
|Emg:||Callan Beasy||Jon McCormick||Daniel Harford|
|In:||Adam Bentick||Glen Bowyer||Luke Livingston|
|Out:||Karl Norman (hand), Ian Prendergast (shoulder), Lance Whitnall (knee)|
MilestonesDebut: Adam Bentick
Brownlow Votes3: Matthew Pavlich (FRE)
2: Des Headland (FRE)
1: Matthew Lappin (CARL)
Best & Fairest VotesDavid Teague (38), Anthony Koutoufides (36), Nick Stevens (30), Glen Bowyer (22), Barnaby French, Brett Johnson (10), Matthew Lappin, Cory McGrath (9), Jarrad Waite (6), Scott Camporeale (5)
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