Freo shocks Dees to end incredible win streak

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The Dockers person blown the play wide unfastened with a stunning 38-point triumph implicit the reigning premiers Melbourne astatine the MCG.

After scrapping to footwear conscionable 2 goals successful the opening half, a blitzing 3rd 4th from Fremantle saw the flood gates unfastened arsenic they piled connected 8 goals to 1 successful a singular 42-point turnaround.

Fremantle held Melbourne goalless for the past 50 minutes of the crippled to manus the Demons their archetypal nonaccomplishment since circular 19 past twelvemonth - breaking a 17-match triumph streak.

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Fremantle's Lachie Schultz finished with an adjacent career-high 4 goals. (AFL Photos via Getty Images)

"The hunters person go the hunted here," Dwayne Russell said successful commentary for Fox Footy.

"It's been phenomenal this comeback from Fremantle.

"They look lightning each implicit the ground."

"It's 1 of the large quarters successful the club's history," chap commentator Anthony Hudson added.

The match-up was the Dockers' archetypal and lone scheduled crippled astatine the MCG for the 2022 play - that is unless they instrumentality successful September. It is besides their archetypal triumph astatine the crushed successful the 3 years and lone their 2nd triumph successful their past 7 games there.

Fremantle's forwards were pivotal successful the come-from-behind win, with Lachie Schultz bagging an adjacent career-high 4 goals and Rory Lobb brushing of an aboriginal blunder successful beforehand of extremity to footwear three.

The visitors owned the territory successful the opening 10 minutes, but struggling for accuracy truthful acold successful 2022, couldn't onslaught the archetypal stroke arsenic they squandered aboriginal scoring opportunities.

It was Lobb who slotted the opener erstwhile Travis Colyer lowered his eyes and deed up the cardinal guardant connected a choky space from 40m.

But the Demons came up with an contiguous effect done starring extremity scorer, Bayley Fritsch, aft a David Mundy missed tackle successful the mediate of the crushed allowed Jack Viney to deed the people wrong 50.

Despite showing glimmers of premiership committedness crossed the season, remarkably, for the 3rd week successful a row, the Dockers could lone negociate 2 goals to the main interruption earlier starting their counterstrike

In different stroke to Melbourne's rout, Demons' prima defender Steven May was subbed retired of the lucifer astatine the archetypal alteration aft being cleaned up by teammate Jake Lever.

Lever's enarthrosis slammed into May's look arsenic helium attempted a spoil earlier helium flopped onto the turf prompting a concussion test.

Heading into the last term, the aesculapian sub was besides activated for Freo guardant Matt Taberner arsenic helium was assessed for a backmost complaint.

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