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Dockers go top after Blues thriller

Fremantle is back on top of the AFL Women's ladder after seven rounds, coming from 15 points down in the last quarter to defeat Carlton by four points at Princes Park on Sunday.

The visitors kicked the final three goals of the match to record a pulsating 6.9 (45) to 6.5 (41) triumph, Sabreena Duffy with a pair of brilliant crumbing goals before Gemma Houghton slotted the match winner from a set shot from the boundary with under three minutes remaining.

The victory moved the Dockers (6-1) into first place on the ladder, after Brisbane ended Collingwood's unbeaten run this season in the late game on Sunday.

The Dockers, Lions and Magpies are separated by percentage only atop the table with two home-and-away rounds to play.

Fremantle coach Trent Cooper hailed the performance as one of the more memorable wins he'd been a part of.

"When it was three goals (required)] with six minutes and six seconds to go, I didn't think it was looking great at that stage," he said.

"We were in trouble and you always remember those come-from-behind wins, so it was definitely up there."

The star for Fremantle was Kiara Bowers, who amassed 28 disposals (15 contested), 11 tackles and nine clearances.

Duffy and Jasmin Stewart slotted two goals apiece for the visitors.

For Carlton, captain Kerryn Harrington (21 touches) was impressive, as were ruck Breanna Moody (18 and 22 hitouts), Maddy Prespakis and Stevens.


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