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Strom kicks first AFLW goal as Teakle falls out of favour at Port Adelaide

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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 08: Mim Strom of the Dockers celebrates a goal with Amy Franklin and Orlagh Lally during the 2022 S7 AFLW Round 07 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Fremantle Dockers at Unley Oval on October 8, 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/AFL Photos)
Camera IconADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 08: Mim Strom of the Dockers celebrates a goal with Amy Franklin and Orlagh Lally during the 2022 S7 AFLW Round 07 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Fremantle Dockers at Unley Oval on October 8, 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/AFL Photos) Credit: Sarah Reed/AFL Photos

Julia Teakle will have to fight her way back into the Power line-up as Roxanne Roux gets on the board and Mim Strom continues strong form for Fremantle in the latest AFLW action.

Port Adelaide swung the axe prior to the first women’s Showdown with Adelaide as Julia Teakle was omitted along with Jade Halfpenny and Sachi Syme. Teakle was replaced by fellow West Aussie Tessa Doumanis.

Teakle who kicked her first goal in the Power’s maiden win over the Swans, was dropped after recording just one possession in the following loss against Gold Coast.

The Power were thoroughly outplayed by their more experienced opponents in the Showdown, scoring just three points in the 8.15 (63) to 0.3 (3) thumping with Doumanis recording just three touches.

But she retained her spot for this weekend’s clash against Hawthorn recording five touches with Teakle who averaged three disposals, 1.4 marks and two tackles in her five games having work to do if she is to force her way back into the line-up.

Fremantle’s tough season continues as they sit second-last on the ladder with just one win and a draw to leave them only above the winless Sydney Swans.

After her start to the season was delayed by injury, Roxanne Roux returned to the side for their derby win against West Coast late last month with four touches and a behind.

She has played in every game since producing her strongest performance so far on the weekend against Adelaide with 10 touches, three hit-outs and a fantastic goal after breaking through a pack but it wasn’t enough as the Dockers fell to their fifth defeat this season 7.7 (49) to 5.1 (31).

While the Dockers have struggled, Mim Strom continues to have a stellar year as she kicked the first goal of her AFLW career against the Crows.

Strom is averaging 11.4 disposals, 15.4 hit-outs and 4.2 tackles this season — all career highs as she cements herself as one of the best rucks in the competition.

Fremantle play Collingwood on Sunday October 16 at Fremantle Oval.

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