Lions unbeaten after AFLW win over Dockers

The Brisbane Lions remain unbeaten in the AFLW after holding on to beat a fast-finishing Fremantle Dockers by 13 points at Fremantle Oval.Tayla Harris capped off an outstanding game for the Lions, kicking the only goal of the final term after taking her seventh contested mark to seal the 5.6 (36) to 3.5 (23) result.Fremantle went in to the final term just nine points behind and had good possession, but kicked just 0.3 for the quarter.The Dockers had led by 10 points in the second term, but they were unable to score and trailed by two-points at halftime.Reigning Commonwealth Games javelin champion Kim Mickle set an aggressive tone for Fremantle early, with two big tackles inside her own forward line that resulted in shots on goal.Unfortunately, the reward for Mickle’s effort was just one behind.Worse still, Mickle wasn’t seen after half time due to a knee injury.Brianna Green (shoulder) and Tayla Bresland (ankle) also played no part after the main break.Frederick-Traub set up the first goal of the game, when her long bomb from 45m was marked in the forward pocked by Jessica Wuetschner, who made no mistake in kicking the first of her two goals.But some ill-discipline cost the Lions and allowed the home side to gain some momentum.Gabby O’Sullivan was rewarded a 50m penalty after Brisbane’s Sharni Webb took exception to be caught holding the ball and pushed her tackler to the ground. The resultant goal took the margin to just one point at quarter-time.Bresland then put Fremantle in front seven minutes into the second term when rewarded another 50m when the Brisbane player standing her mark didn’t step back when asked to by the umpire.When former basketballer Stacey Barr took and mark and scored just four minutes later, the Dockers had pushed their lead out to 10 points.

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