Zac DAWSON

#3  

Age: 33yr 6mth Games: 166 Born: Feb 22, 2021
Height: 197cm Weight: 92kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Keeps on keeping on as a blanketing defender who is unconcerned by minimal possession counts as long as he negates.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Geel Had hands full with Hawkins (three goals) but battled manfully. The way the ball was going down didn't help though. 4
2 Port Had his hands full with Charlie Dixon who won most of the one on one battles. 4
3 WAFL Handy enough down back and spoilt well at times. 11 possessions, but are his cards marked finally?
4 WAFL One of the better Thunder players in defence. But can't see him regaining his place any time soon.
5 WAFL Bye.
6 WAFL Couldn’t get the ball down back and wasn’t as good as usual defensively.
7   Didn’t play for Peel Thunder.  
8 WAFL Playing out his days and was handy enough but no star.
9 WAFL Played in attack and was okay, but also had his number taken.
10   Bye.  
11 WAFL Played forward again and was in and out of the game. Kicked a goal.
12 WAFL Tackled hard, but looks lost at times. Hard to see him working his way back into the seniors.
13   Bye.  
14 WAFL Kicked two goals in a low-scoring contest. Best game in attack in some weeks.
15 WAFL Had 17 touches and took seven marks in Peel's win over Claremont.
16 WAFL Used at both ends and was serviceable. Took eight marks.
17 WAFL Silly to get reported again. Just played whatever role is required on the day. 12 touches at just 58.3 per cent.
18 WAFL Plays where ever the team needs him. Started back but went forward when extra support was needed. Strong presence around ground.
19 WAFL Played majority of the game forward and competed well with one strong contested mark and two goals.
20 WAFL Bye.
21 WAFL Actually spent some time in the ruck and was competitive.
22 WAFL Started in attack, but went to defence after half time. Played his role.
23   Didn’t play for Peel.  

2016 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 WB Took Boyd and spoiled well in marking contests. One of Freo’s few who at least broke even. 5
2 GCS Couldn’t stop Lynch from kicking five goals. 4
3 WCE Broke even. Kennedy kicked one goal. You’d take that. 6
4 NM Kept Petrie scoreless despite North booting 20 goals. Did his bit. 7
5 Carl Did his job. Defended when under pressure. 4
6 Adel Really struggling to maintain the big forwards, gives away to many frees. 3
7 GWS Played as a back-up ruckman. That simply didn’t work, unsurprisingly. 2
8   Senior emergency.  
9 Rich Got reported, played further up the ground than the last line of defence. 4
10 StK Big reach effective against Saints forwards apart from last term. 5
11 Ess Had very little to do because the ball wasn’t in his region. 4
12 Bris Had little to worry about aside from an early couple of goals from Schache. 4
13 Port Looked shaky when he had the ball in his hands. 4
14 Coll Had some errors early on Cloke, but then did a lot of good work. 5
16 Melb Blown up by Hogan’s work-rate then out-bodied, out-muscled and outclassed. Moved into ruck. 3
17 Geel Kept Hawkins quiet all night and did well defensively. 6
18 GCS Not a bad effort on Lynch, though ended up having four goals kicked on him. 5
19 Syd Played forward, back, in the ruck and got reported. Not a great day. 3
20   Suspended.  
21   Suspended.  
22   Suspended.  
23 WB Played in the ruck at times. The Dogs didn’t have a tall forward line. 4

2015 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1   Groin.  
2   Groin.  
3   Groin.  
4   Groin.  
5   Groin.  
6   Groin.  
7   Groin.  
8   Groin.  
9 WAFL First game of season and struggled for touch in defence with just four possessions.
10   Thumb.  
11   Thumb.  
12   Thumb.  
13   Thumb.  
14   Thumb.  
15   Thumb.  
16 WAFL Returned from injury solidly in defence with 10 touches, four marks.
17 WAFL Got through unscathed in second game back from injury.
18 GWS Let himself down by elbowing Cameron. 5
19   Suspended.  
20   Suspended.  
21 NM Matched on Waite at start. Concentration drifted at times. 2
22 Melb Kept Hogan in check and frustrated the youngster with his style. 6
23   Groin.  
QF Syd Took Reid until he went off then found Tippett tough to handle. 5
PF Haw Solid negating job on Roughead but looked like he didn’t really want possession. 5

2014 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Coll Troubled a couple of times early by tall forwards but finished on top. 6
2 GCS Picked up Dixon when he was in attack and did the job on him. Conditions helped. 5
3   Suspended.  
4 Ess Standard game in defence. Plenty of spoils and defensive pursuits. 5
5 Syd A very quiet performance from the key defender. 3
6 NM Stood Daw and competed hard. Didn’t register a kick though. 4
7 WCE Subbed off early in the second quarter after injuring his ankle. 2
8   Ankle.  
9 Geel Hawkins kicked three on him but still did OK at key moments. 6
11 WB Selfless. Regularly left his man to help out a teammate. 6
12 Adel Did job on Jenkins and Podsiadly. Also drifted forward for a rare goal 5
13 Rich Had Riewoldt kicked straight it would have made for a dirty day. He didn’t. 5
14 Bris Lined up on Merrett and kept the Lion full-forward quiet. 5
15 WCE Made Kennedy work up the ground. Did enough to keep him quiet. 6
16 Melb Matched up on in-form Pedersen and kept him quite. Steadying influence. 7
17 GWS Battled Cameron and did Ok on him. Giants’ inaccuracy helped him. 5
18 StK Riewoldt beat him comprehensively. 2
19 Carl Battled Henderson in a fine duel. Kept him goalless. 5
20 Geel How he only gave away three free kicks on Hawkins is a mystery. 2
21 Haw Solid again in key defensive post. Kept Gunston to one major. 6
22 Bris Kept Freeman in check for most of the games. Stats not indicative of effort. 5
23 Port Stuck close and niggled Schulz who got away from him at the end 5
QF Syd Did well on Tippett until the Swan pushed up the field. 6
SF Port Took Schulz and held him to one late goal. Did all he could. 7
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2013 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 WCE Given the run around by Kennedy before moving to Darling. Not his best night. 7
2 WB Monstered Cordy all day and that was his primary task. 6
3 Ess Battled Hurley who got away from him in second half. 4
4 Haw Forced onto Franklin with McPharlin’s withdrawal and was beaten on the day. 3
5 Rich On Vickery at start then on McGuane later and stuck to his task. 5
6 GCS Good job containing his opponent. 5
7 Coll Blanketed Lynch and even thrown into the ruck in Lyon’s rejig. 6
8 Syd He couldn't get near the ball all night in a very quiet performance. 3
9 Melb Didn’t have a great deal to do down back. Had a few iffy touches. 5
10 Adel Quiet game in defence and was thrown forward on occasions. 3
12 Bris On Lisle and McKeever and spent brief time in attack. Solid overall. 5
13 NM Initially on Black. Totally defensive spoiling game. 5
14 Geel Made some errors down back but defended well at times. Can panic. 4
15 StK Young Lee gave him plenty of headaches early. Suffered heavy hit from friendly fire. 2
16 WCE Started on Kennedy and worked hard to spoil. 4
17 Rich Kept Riewoldt to two marks and dominated the one-on-ones, but his four goals vital. 7
18 Adel Didn’t give Jenkins a look-in until the Crow’s late injury. Miserly as always. 7
19 Carl Stood Henderson and did an admirable job once again. 6
20 GWS Had task on Cameron who kicked four on him. Is he vulnerable? 3
21 Melb Did what was required down back but did find Fitzpatrick a tricky one at times. 5
22 Port Steady job on Schulz. 5
23   Rested.  
QF Geel Battled Podsiadly in fiery clash. Gave away frees but in end did what he had to. 5
SF    
PF Syd Defended stoutly against Pyke and at times White. Did his bit. 7
GF Haw Overwhelmed by the occasion and made costly errors that hurt team. 2

2012 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Geel Conceded goals to Podsiadly but was really good when it counted late. 5
2 Syd Was under pressure for much of the match, especially in second quarter. 4
3 Bris Spent time in attack because the ball was rarely in the backline. 5
4 StK On Stanley and Koschitzke. Outmarked by Koschitzke. 3
5 Carl Concentrated on spoiling and did his job fairly well overall. 5
6 GCS Spoiled well as usual and kept his opponent in check. 5
7 Port Port couldn’t get the ball forward which made his job easier. 5
8 Haw Sent forward at one stage as Fremantle tried to juggle options. 4
9 WCE Couldn’t stop the onslaught that came down in the second half. 5
10 Adel Conceded four goals to Walker. Tried to attack more though. 4
11 Rich Kept Vickery under wraps when opposed to him and defender OK. 5
18 WAFL Seven possessions in first game in WAFL for Perth.
19 WCE Didn’t give the Eagles space. Subbed out because of match fitness. 5
20 Adel Had no answer to the towering strength of Walker. 2
21 Rich Subbed out at three-quarter time. Didn’t have a clear match-up. 3
22 NM On Hansen initially . Spoiled strongly. 5
23 Melb Solid game. Became the main defender when McPharlin got hurt. 6
EF Geel Early task on Hawkins easy because ball didn’t get there. Then got on top. 7
SF Adel Stuck close to Tippett all night and blotted him out of game. 7