The AFLW season has drawn to a close as Fremantle finished their tough campaign on a high note with a thrilling five-point victory over the Hawks on Saturday. It looked as if Hawks were going to run away with the match after booting three consecutive goals in the third quarter to jump out to a 17-point lead before Aine Tighe turned the game with two goals in the final term to leave her with four for the afternoon. The Dockers got home 7.7 (49) to 7.2 (42). Fremantle finish with a 3-6-1 record on 14 points and 12th on the ladder after a difficult season marred by injuries but they sent off inaugural captain Kara Antonio with a fitting win. While it was a difficult season for the team as a whole, one Mid West star shined as Mim Strom had arguably the best season of her career. She averaged 11.7 disposals and just under 17 hit-outs per game - both career bests - as she often operated as the sole ruck for much of the season. She also kicked the first, and so far only, goal of her AFL career in round 7 against the Crows. It has earned her high praise from senior coach Trent Cooper. “I think she’s had more possessions than any other ruck in the competition,” he said. “To the outside, I don’t think she gets enough credit, but within our four walls she definitely does and is very popular with her teammates.” She will remain a key piece for Fremantle as they look to build back up to challenge for finals once again. Roxanne Roux endured a frustrating season after a slow start, picking up an injury after round two which saw her miss a couple of games before returning for the Derby victory in round five. Roux’s best game of the season came against Adelaide with 10 disposals and a goal. Overall she averaged 6.5 disposals and often played pinch-hitter in the ruck with four hit-outs. It was a minor improvement on season six earlier this year but hopefully a second ruck option will become available next season allowing Roux to play her traditional forward position. Julia Teakle returned for Port Adelaide against Essendon, albeit through Gemma Houghton’s injury, in what was her first game since round five. It has been a tough initiation into AFL level for both Teakle and Port Adelaide as they managed just one win and a draw to go with eight losses. Teakle averaged just three disposals a game and kicked just one goal, which came in the side’s only victory over the Swans. It saw her fall out of the starting line-up before a return in the last round, picking up three disposals and two tackles. It can be hard to shine as a forward while the side is struggling to generate scores but she will be hoping for more impactful performances next season.