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Dockers dominate Crows



Fremantle's winning run has extended to ten matches in the AFL Women's competition, defeating the Adelaide Crows by 30 points at Norwood Oval on Sunday.


The Dockers' exhilarating speed proved too much for the Crows, who were consigned to their lowest score in five years of competition in the 7.1 (43) to 1.7 (13) result.


The Crows had to wait until the sixth-minute mark of the last quarter to boot their first goal through Erin Phillips after the Dockers scored the opening seven majors of the game.


Sabreena Duffy and Ashley Sharp did the damage for the Dockers before half-time, while gun Gemma Houghton put the cherry on top with two final-term goals.


Dockers gun Kiara Bowers (23 disposals, 13 tackles) was again prolific in the midfield, while Crows onballer Ebony Marinoff (23 disposals) did the heavy lifting for her side.


With both sides entering unbeaten, the Crows could manage just two behinds in a frenetic opening term in which Bowers laid a heavy tackle that could come under Match Review scrutiny.


The Crows could've broken their deadlock earlier if not for the resolute Dockers defence which repelled a host of entries in the first half.


The Dockers' speedsters opened the match up in the third term, kicking three goals to three behinds to maintain their winning streak which includes last year's 7-0 record before the season was called off due to COVID-19.


Phillips major was the only solace for Matthew Clarke's side in the final stanza, Fremantle stamping their authority on the competition once again with a five goal triumph.


Fremantle will return home to play Gold Coast at Fremantle Oval as part of round four, having initially prepared for a lengthy road trip after leaving for Adelaide on Friday.


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