Fremantle have marked captain Nat Fyfe’s two hundredth AFL sport with a dominant 62-point win over Hawthorn that retains them within the finals combine.
Dockers ahead Rory Lobb slotted an equal career-best 4 targets, together with three within the first time period, at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston.
Fyfe was excellent within the opening exchanges, choosing up 13 disposals within the first quarter earlier than ending with 31 for the sport.
Lobb took a variety of sturdy pack marks early because the Dockers opened a 35-12 quarter-time lead earlier than inflicting loads of ache late.
Fyfe added his identify to the rating sheet early within the fourth quarter amid a run of six-straight Fremantle targets.
The 16.12 (108) to six.10 (46) win places the Dockers within the prime eight as of Saturday afternoon with others round them on the ladder nonetheless to play in spherical 17.
It was Fremantle’s largest win over Hawthorn, surpassing their 61-point victory at Subiaco Oval in 2002.
Hawthorn kicked simply two targets within the second half.
They had some promising passages nevertheless it was not the response the membership was looking for after revealing the succession plan for coach Alastair Clarkson earlier this week.
The membership introduced Clarkson would depart on the finish of 2022 and hand the reins to Sam Mitchell.
Hawthorn misplaced Jack Scrimshaw at halftime when he was medically subbed out of the match resulting from concussion issues.
Scrimshaw copped an unintended whack to the pinnacle from teammate Ben McEvoy and was changed by Oliver Hanrahan.
Changkuoth Jiath additionally failed to complete the match with an obvious knee drawback.
In simply his third sport, Emerson Jeka picked up two targets together with a working effort within the second quarter.
Hawthorn’s trigger wasn’t helped when defender Blake Hardwick (hamstring) was pressured to withdraw moments earlier than the match.
The Hawks stay in second final with simply 4 wins for the season and have misplaced three of their 4 matches in Tasmania this yr.
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