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Jesse Hogan quiet as Magpies beat Dockers

Collingwood overcame an early Fremantle charge to post victory in their pre-season clash on Monday.

Jesse Hogan quiet as Magpies beat Dockers

Collingwood overcame an early Fremantle charge to post victory in their pre-season clash on Monday.

JESSE HOGAN of the Demons kicks during the AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Brisbane Lions at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.
JESSE HOGAN of the Demons kicks during the AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Brisbane Lions at MCG in Melbourne, Australia. Picture:Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Prized recruit Jesse Hogan made a quiet debut for Fremantle as Collingwood overcame a sluggish start to post a 27-point win in Monday's pre-season clash at Arena Joondalup.

Hogan went scoreless from six disposals before being taken out of the game during the third quarter as part of his management plan.


Although the former Demon didn't light up the scoreboard, he was able to move freely in a strong sign that he is over the foot injury that ended his season last year.

The 24-year-old roamed all the way to defence at one point in the opening term to take an intercept mark.

Fremantle led 33-7 at quarter-time after making the most of a strong breeze, but Collingwood booted seven straight goals either side of halftime to open up a 22-point buffer.

The Dockers fought back to snatch the lead early in the final term, only for Collingwood to settle on the way to the 17.9 (111) to 12.12 (84) win in front of 5245 fans.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon was happy with Hogan's hit-out.

"He's unlimited physically. He could have kept going, but our high performance managers map out the plan to get them to the line," Lyon said.

"It was a very serious injury - navicular. He's managed it really well. He's trained incredibly hard, he's fitted in, and he really wants to be part of a hard-working forward line. He's playing his part."

Star Magpies duo Scott Pendlebury and Steele Sidebottom racked up 34 disposals apiece in a match that started in 37-degree heat, while Travis Varcoe booted three goals

Dayne Beams tallied 25 disposals and a goal in his first match back in Collingwood colours, while Jamie Elliott, who missed all of last season with hamstring and ankle issues, was lively.

Fremantle swingman Brennan Cox booted three goals in a promising display.

Defender Griffin Logue limped off late, but Lyon said it was only cramp.

Former GWS big man Rory Lobb made a promising debut for Fremantle, mixing ruck and forward-line duties.

"We got a bit better as the game wore on," Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said.

"I thought there were some areas that we wanted to get better in, namely looking after the ball in contests.

"We were a bit sloppy early, and (then) we saw an improvement in that."

Collingwood entered the match missing a host of best-22 players, including Jordan De Goey, Daniel Wells, Mason Cox, Tyson Goldsack, Jeremy Howe, Taylor Adams, Adam Treloar, and Will Hoskin-Elliott.

The Dockers were without Nat Fyfe, Aaron Sandilands, Sean Darcy, Stephen Hill, Reece Conca, and Connor Blakely.

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