Bot­tom of ta­ble looms for Dock­ers

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

Photo: Sean Garnswor­thy/AFL Me­dia/Getty Im­ages. THE Dock­ers will need to beat Carl­ton at Fre­man­tle Oval on Satur­day to en­sure they do not fin­ish bot­tom of the AFLW ta­ble.

Fre­man­tle was pipped at the post by Ade­laide at TIO Sta­dium on Fri­day, with the 6.4 (40) to 5.6 (36) re­sult en­sur­ing the Dock­ers would miss fi­nals for a se­cond straight year and see them lag­ging at the bot­tom of the AFLW ta­ble.

Dana Hooker, the 2017 club cham­pion, was stel­lar in the four­point loss, record­ing 20 dis­pos­als and two goals.

Full back Ebony An­to­nio again proved her ver­sa­til­ity with a 16dis­posal game, capped with one goal. Sadly, it was not enough. De­spite be­ing ham­pered by a quad in­jury, Erin Phillips guar­an­teed the Crows would en­ter the fi­nal home and away fix­ture with their hopes of win­ning con­sec­u­tive pre­mier­ships still alive.

Phillips kicked three goals to see the Crows fin­ish round six sit­ting fourth on the ta­ble, just a draw be­hind top spot, with one match to go.

The top two teams progress to the grand fi­nal.

The Dock­ers host last-placed Carl­ton at Fre­man­tle Oval on Satur­day at 2.05pm.

Ade­laide plays Colling­wood on Sun­day.

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