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Dockers slip up against plucky Swans

The Dockers top four credentials are being questioned after kicking just three goals in the second half of a 17-point loss to Sydney.


Fremantle coughed up a 23-point second quarter lead to fall to a 11.16.82 to 9.11.65 loss.


Coach Justin Longmuir believed when the Swans got on top in the midfield during the second quarter the game changed momentum.


"At the start of the second quarter, we lost a bit of ascendancy around stoppage, which lead to field position, it’s been a little bit of a pattern, once we lose field position we’re finding it hard to get out of our back 50. We need to fix that, we’re just constantly getting stuck in our back half." Longmuir said.

"I thought they had better energy around the ball, their second and third efforts were better, they won contests ahead of the play which gave them field position and they won contests behind the play which denied us field position which denied us the play."'


Longmuir also thought Griffin Logue was a highlight for the Dockers keeping Lance Franklin to just one goal.


"I thought Griff did a good job. Won his one-on-ones, the goal Buddy kicked I thought he had really good positioning and he just lost his footing and good players make you pay, but I thought he was probably our best player and one of only a few winners we had across the day."


Andrew Brayshaw was kept to a season low 20-possessions while Nat Fyfe just had one kick for the match.


Lachy Schultz, Matt Taberner and Bailey Banfield all booted two goals.


It's a massive fortnight coming up for Fremantle with two Friday night blockbusters against Richmond at Marvel Stadium before heading home to take on the Demons.


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