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Dockers win sixth game on the road

The Dockers have snapped a three game winless streak recording a 17-point win over the Western Bulldogs.


A game high four goals from Rory Lobb spearheaded Fremantle to the 14.11.95 to 11.12.78 triumph.


Caleb Serong was all class in the midfield collecting 24 possessions and amassing eight clearances.


Coach Justin Longmuir praised the players preparation during the week to set themselves up for their most consistent performance of the year.


"I just think we competed really well around the ball, our contested ball numbers got a bit out of control in the second half but I thought we got back to our hunt and pressure and forward half game in the first half." Longmuir said.

"In the second half when we were challenged we kept showing a bit of dare with the ball. Our players never rolled over or gave up, they just kept at it."


The victory was soured by another injury to forward Matt Taberner who suffered a calf injury.


"We backed him in this week and he deserved to be backed in with his body of work over a long period of time, but I was disappointed because he started looking like the Tabs of old.


"He started marking the ball inside 50, his set shots were really strong and he was looking dangerous again. It’s disappointing for him and us but we’ll rehab it and see what the rest of the season looks like."


The Dockers are back home next Saturday night facing the West Coast Eagles.


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