Fyfe leads way as Dockers fall short against Lions in AFL return

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Michael Walters receives a handball from Nat Fyfe.
Camera IconMichael Walters receives a handball from Nat Fyfe. Credit: AAP image

Lake Grace superstar Nat Fyfe produced an impressive game as the AFL premiership season restarted last week, but his 24-disposal and three-goal effort was not enough to get Fremantle over the line.

The Dockers have joined fellow WA club the West Coast Eagles in the Gold Coast hub where they will play another three matches.

Fyfe, the Dockers captain, was terrific in the midfield and had great impact when spending time as a forward, but his side fell 12 points short in the round two contest against Brisbane at the Gabba on Saturday.

The dual Brownlow medallist spent time working for his family back in Lake Grace during the coronavirus shutdown but he resumed in top form to collect 24 touches, four marks and lay three tackles.

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Shai Bolton.
Camera IconShai Bolton. Credit: Getty Images

He kicked three goals, had five clearances and 368m gained to be among the Dockers best players in the defeat.

Katanning-born Shai Bolton was a solid contributor for Richmond in their draw with Collingwood on Thursday night.

Bolton kicked a goal from his 11 possessions, three marks and six tackles while also finishing with 364m gained.

Tigers’ Liam Baker.
Camera IconTigers’ Liam Baker. Credit: Getty Images

Pingaring product Liam Baker got better as the game went on for the Tigers, linking up well across half-back for his 12 disposals and four marks.

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