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Dockers lose forward for big AFLW clash

Having kicked three goals last weekend, concussed Fremantle AFLW forward Kellie Gibson will miss the must-win match against Geelong.

Dockers lose forward for big AFLW clash

Having kicked three goals last weekend, concussed Fremantle AFLW forward Kellie Gibson will miss the must-win match against Geelong.

ASHLEE ATKINS of the Dockers celebrates during the 2019 NAB AFLW Round 04 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Fremantle Dockers at TIO Stadium in Darwin, Australia.
ASHLEE ATKINS of the Dockers celebrates during the 2019 NAB AFLW Round 04 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Fremantle Dockers at TIO Stadium in Darwin, Australia. Picture:Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media

Fremantle have lost in-form forward Kellie Gibson with concussion for their must-win AFLW away match against Geelong.

Ashlee Atkins will take the place of Gibson who had kicked three goals in last week's win over the Western Bulldogs.


With two rounds left, the Dockers are in a three-way logjam at the top of Conference A.

Adelaide have a 4-1 record and lead on percentage ahead of North Melbourne and Fremantle, while the Cats are a game clear at the top of the weaker Conference B on 3-2.

Evie Gooch will also return for Fremantle and the Cats will regain forward Maddie Boyd from suspension.

North play winless Collingwood in the first game of Saturday evening's double header at Marvel Stadium.

The Kangaroos' Daria Bannister was named to return from the knee reconstruction she needed after round one last season, when the forward was at the Bulldogs.

Taylor Mesiti will make her senior debut, while Sarah D'Arcy is back from a hamstring injury for the Magpies.

Melbourne have named Shelley Heath for her AFLW debut in the late Marvel Stadium game against the Bulldogs.

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