Dockers ready for Magpie army after heroic comeback against Western Bulldogs

Josh Daicos and Sam Switkowski splash in a puddle

Fremantle forward Sam Switkowski says he is confident the Dockers can overcome the slow starts that have been plaguing them this season and come out firing when they take on Collingwood at the MCG in Saturday night’s AFL semi-final.

Key points:

  • The Dockers say they will “embrace the noise” at the MCG on Saturday night
  • At stake is a trip to Sydney to face the Swans in a preliminary final
  • Sam Switkowski says Fremantle’s win over the Dogs delivered a big boost

Fremantle kicked just one point in the first quarter of Saturday night’s elimination final against the Western Bulldogs and did not kick a goal until the 20-minute mark of the second term.

They eventually clawed back a 41-point deficit to beat the Dogs by 13 points in front of a club-record crowd of 58,982 fans at Perth Stadium.

It was a similar story in their round 23 clash with the GWS Giants, when the Dockers had to come back from 31 points down after another sluggish start.

Author: Ivan Robinson