Addam Maric of the Tigers is challenegd by his opponent during the round 11 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Fremantle Dockers at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Addam Maric of the Tigers is challenegd by his opponent during the round 11 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Fremantle Dockers at Melbourne Cricket Ground Robert Cianflone - Getty Images

Dockers win in the wet

FREMANTLE has rebounded from three straight defeats to beat Richmond by 12 points at a wet MCG on Saturday afternoon.

The Dockers played better wet weather football, sending the ball quickly in to spearhead Matthew Pavlich, whose six goals helped Fremantle get the win, by 12.6 (78) to 9.12 (66).

It was not a good start for the visiting side, with star ruckman Aaron Sandilands subbed out inside the opening five minutes of the match with a leg injury.

Backup ruckman Jonathon Griffin told Grandstand it had been a long day at the office, after he was forced to play out the full four quarters in Sandilands' absence.

"In the first quarter I was looking around for him on the bench and I couldn't see him," Griffin said.

Read the full match report at ABC news online.


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