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Broome’s Bailey Banfield snaps spectacular goal in Freo’s round two loss to North Melbourne

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Fremantle’s Bailey Banfield kicked a spectacular goal in his side’s one-point loss to North Melbourne at Optus Stadium on Saturday.
Camera IconFremantle’s Bailey Banfield kicked a spectacular goal in his side’s one-point loss to North Melbourne at Optus Stadium on Saturday. Credit: AFL Photos via Getty Images

It has been a rough start to the season for Fremantle chalking up two losses in a row but on a brighter note Broome’s own Bailey Banfield got another chance to show off his skill for the Dockers.

Banfield joined the Dockers’ official line-up in the forward pocket this round and the Broome product didn’t disappoint, snapping a spectacular goal to keep his side within striking distance

After collecting the crumbs from a tackle laid on North Melbourne’s Josh Goater in the pointy end of the third quarter, the Broome star snapped a goal while under pressure from within the forward fifty to bring the Dockers within three points of the Kangaroos.

It was a desperate battle for the Dockers with several late plays from Fremantle cutting the margin to a single point but it wasn’t enough to clinch the win, losing 11.7 (73) to 10.12 (72).

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Halls Creek star Sam Petrevski-Seton jumped off the interchange bench in the first quarter for West Coast and went on to be a prime mover for the Eagles, making a total of 20 disposals throughout the match.

West Coast managed to claim the win after their loss to North Melbourne last round, defeating the GWS Giants 14.16 (100) to 11.15 (81).

But that was it for the Kimberley players in the round two line-ups with Jack Martin out for Carlton with a calf injury, Jy Farrar omitted from Gold Coast’s line-up and Shane McAdam relegated to the club rooms after his three-match ban was upheld by the AFL Tribunal despite Adelaide’s appeal.

There was also no sign of Kimberley regulars Callum Ah Chee for Brisbane or Ash Johnson for Collingwood.

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