Kiara Bowers’ Tackle Masterclass and Hayley Miller’s Star Display helped Fremantle to a 3-point victory over the West Coast and keep their perfect AFLW Western Derby record.
- Dockers won 3.8 (26) to 3.5 (23).
- Miller was voted best on the ground
- Dockers’ first win of the season
Bowers recorded 18 tackles and 17 disposals at Perth Stadium, while Miller won the highest ground medal with a display of 26 disposals and 8 clearances in a 3.8(26) to 3.5(23) win.
With four minutes remaining, Eagles rising star Isabella Lewis cut the deficit to just one point, but Fremantle extended their Western Derby record to 5-0 to claim their first victory of the season.
Lewis finished with a team-high 25 disposals on the West Coast, with captain Emma Swanson collecting 20 disposals and earning five clearances.
Eagles’ Sara Lakei had 42 hits, but Fremantle’s Mim Strom (17 hits, 17 disposals) was able to do damage around the ground.
Fremantle won 87-47 tackles and Bowers now boasts a league-record 10 games with 15 or more tackles.
West Coast dominated the first half territory battle, spending 65% of the game’s time in the first half to win the 50m count 20-11.
The Dockers’ efficiency when moving forward ensured they stayed on the sidelines.
Amy Franklin’s clever snap gave the Dockers the win in the first quarter, and Aine Taige took the lead in the second with a 40-meter run on Freemanle.
Eagles debutant Abby Gail Bushby ensured West Coast had a three-point lead going into halftime when he kicked following a 50-metre penalty.
Taige scored the only goal of the third quarter after being given the juggling mark, but dropped in practice.
Nevertheless, her 40-metre set shot gave the Dockers a five-point lead in the final substitution, and Fremantle’s four behind in the final term proved sufficient to seal the win. I was.
Fremantle beat West Coast Eagles by 3 points to win AFLW Western Derby
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