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Bombers hold off Fremantle fight

A massive fourth quarter from Fremantle saw the Dockers get within a goal, but the Bombers held on for their six-point win.

It was a late start from Fremantle who kicked four goals in the first three quarters, but finished the game with another four goals in the final term.

Essendon kept Freo skipper Nat Fyfe quiet while Dylan Shiel ran rings around many of the Dockers.

But arguably the most impressive play of the day belonged to Fremantle debutant Sam Sturt who kicked three goals for the game.

Hear how the game played out.

“[Fremantle] exposed us a little bit on the turnover. When they were hunting and up and about they were turning us over and then just surging forward on us,” David Zaharakis told 6PR after the game.

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“The way that we attacked the ball in the second half and the way we fought to the end; it’s just good signs for a young group,” Rory Lobb told 6PR after the game.

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Before the game Brad Hardie named his “Coates Hire Player to Watch”…. Sam Sturt.
“[He’s] furnished out into a nice athlete” Hardie said about Sturt, little did he know the impact Sturt would end up having on the game.

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Both Lobb and Sturt finished high in the WA Player of the Year votes.