Dongara’s Roxy Roux sets Dockers on way to dominant win over Collingwood in AFLW

Reuben Carder & Eliza ReillyGeraldton Guardian
Mid West product Roxy Roux opened the scoring for Fremantle when they beat Collingwood on Thursday.
Camera IconMid West product Roxy Roux opened the scoring for Fremantle when they beat Collingwood on Thursday. Credit: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Mid West sensation Roxy Roux set Fremantle on their way as the Dockers emphatically stamped their premiership credentials on the AFLW last Thursday.

Roux opened the scoring with her second goal in two matches as Freo thumped fellow flag fancies Collingwood by 31 points, 5.8 (38) to 1.1 (7).

She moved into space well and took an uncontested mark in the forward pocket just before the quarter-hour mark, before kicking true and turning to celebrate with teammates.

After an interrupted pre-season the Dongara product has come good in the past few matches and she was productive again with 13 disposals and five marks, the second-highest for her team, as well as seven hit-outs and four tackles.

The win extended Fremantle’s unbeaten run to four matches and they were more dominant than the scoreline suggested, ploughing through the dam wall in the final quarter to end Collingwood’s seven-game winning streak at Victoria Park.

Just 12 points separated the two top-four outfits at the final break before Fremantle charged home with three final-quarter goals, finally getting reward for the 40-10 inside-50 count.

The most enticing battle played out in Fremantle’s forward arc, the Dockers creating ample opportunity only to be continually repelled by Collingwood’s structured back line. Fremantle’s tackling pressure was also immense, laying 78 tackles to Collingwood’s 50.

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