It’s a long way to the goals

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The Girls Academy provided the guard of honour for the Dockers.

A first AFLW win looked possible for the Dockers on Sunday at Fremantle Oval when they held top team Adelaide scoreless and led by 13 points at quarter time.

Perhaps the Crows just needed time to get used to the foreign conditions because they were in control after the break.

Chelsea Randall is a classy mover and caused lots of damage for Adelaide, Erin Phillips was again strong in the midfield, if Jessica Perkins had kicked straight the final margin would have been larger but her presence in the forward line was important, Jenna McCormack kicked two goals and I liked the look of Jessica Sedentary in attack.

Ebony Antonio was brilliant for Fremantle and covered lots of ground, captain Kara Donnellan again did her bit as did Dana Hooker.

Fremantle’s major problem is that they can’t kick goals – 13 from four games and it’s worse than it looks. In the two home games they’re kicked a total of six goals – two from 50 metre penalties and one on Sunday from a down the field free as the Crows were preparing to kick in. The Dockers also appear to lack a bit of size and speed while when they switch play it regularly turns to disaster.

Adelaide, on the other hand, are a pretty slick outfit and look set to play in the grand final against Brisbane.

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A crowd of about 5,000 turned out for the game.

Adelaide 6.10 (46) Fremantle 3.5 (23)

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