Debu­tant stars in Dock­ers win

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

FRE­MAN­TLE’S Ryan Ny­huis has booted four goals on de­but to lift the Dock­ers to a nail­bit­ing four- point AFL win over North Mel­bourne.

The 20- year- old was out­stand­ing in his first game of AFL foot­ball, boot­ing two of his four ma­jors in the fi­nal quar­ter to se­cure a 13.8 ( 86) to 12.10 ( 82) vic­tory at Eti­had Sta­dium on Sun­day. Todd Gold­stein had the chance to win the game for North Mel­bourne but missed his set shot from 20 me­tres out di­rectly in front of goal with just 17 sec­onds re­main­ing.

The vet­eran Kan­ga­roos ruck­man was dis­traught af­ter the game, with the Roos again found want­ing in a tight fin­ish.

Af­ter trail­ing for three and a half quar­ters, North took the lead with 10 min­utes re­main­ing when spear­head Ben Brown booted his fourth ma­jor. Ny­huis cut the mar­gin back to a point and then turned match- win­ner with a set- shot floater which put the Dock­ers ahead by six points.

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