Debutant stars in Dockers win
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.