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Hawks crush struggling Dockers down in Tassie


Hawthorn was too strong for a Fremantle side that barely fired a shot all afternoon down in Tassie, winning by 31 points.

Outside of a dominant five minute patch by Nathan Fyfe before half-time where he kicked two goals, the Dockers looked unable to score, while the Hawks’ young forward line got the job done.

Grant Birchall also played his first game in two years, finishing with 21 disposals and eight marks.

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The Young Star: Mitchell Lewis

The Hawks would be really happy with the development of young key forward Mitchell Lewis.

He’s shown moments and glimpses so far, but he kicked three against the Dockers and would be in like for a Rising Star nomination.

Jarryd Roughead was taken out of the side earlier in the year to make room for Lewis and the Hawks would be satisfied with where he is at.

The Talking Point: Freo’s fixturing

Fremantle has been sent to face Hawthorn in Tasmania on 12 different occasions and hasn’t been able to win any of them.

This seems excessive for a West Australian team that already had to do enough travelling.

Fox Footy’s Neroli Meadows outlined what she believes the issue is.

What’s next?

Fremantle hosts Sydney at Optus Stadium in what is a chance to get back on track, while Hawthorn faces a huge test, up against Geelong at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.

Full Score

Hawthorn: 3.1, 5.5, 9.8, 12.12
Fremantle: 0.3, 4.3, 6.5, 8.5


Hawthorn: Worpel, Henderson, Breust, Lewis, O’Meara
Fremantle: Fyfe, B.Hill, Ryan, Blakely, Mundy

Reports: Nil

Injuries: Nil

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