Fremantle Dockers to start 2020 premier quest in Mandurah

Michael Walters and Mitchell Crowden.
Michael Walters and Mitchell Crowden.

FREMANTLE will start their 2020 premiership quest in Mandurah at David Grays Arena in the Marsh Community pre-season series.

The Dockers will take on Carlton in a Saturday twilight game on February 29 with bounce down at 4.10pm.

The game could see the club debuts of Blake Acres, who came over from St Kilda as a part of the Brad Hill deal, and late trade recruit from Collingwood James Aish as well as the return of Eddie Betts to the Navy Blue.

It will also see a host of young players battling for the positions of retired big-man Aaron Sandilands and goal-sneak Hayden Ballantyne with Fremantle currently holding seven draft picks including two inside the top 10.

The only meeting between the two teams last season was a nail-biter as Carlton snatched a late victory after a back and forth final term saw Marc Murphy slot the winning goal in the dying seconds.

Fremantle rounds off the pre-season against West Coast at HBF Arena on Saturday, March 7.

Full season fixtures will be released on October 31.