RECAP: Fremantle v Hawthorn at Domain Stadium | 3AW Radio
FULL TIME: Hawthorn has reached its fifth Grand Final in eight years – and fourth in a row – with a 27-point win over Fremantle. Livewire forward Cyril Rioli booted two pivotal goals in the final term.
Sam Mitchell has 35 touches for the Hawks, while Jordan Lewis (20 touches, three clearances) was influential.
LISTEN: Hear from Jordan Lewis in the winners’ rooms
HALF TIME: Hawthorn leads Fremantle by 16 points after a fast-paced half. Hawk forward Ryan Schoenmakers is the game’s only multiple goal-kicker with two.
A six-goal blitz either side of quarter time opened up a 25-point lead for Hawthorn, before Freo hit back in the second term.
LISTEN: Bomber Thompson and Matthew Lloyd analyse the first half
Fremantle is one win away from their second ever Grand Final.
LISTEN: Hear from Freo coach Ross Lyon before the game
The Minor Premiers are well rested, have home ground advantage, and the stingiest defence in the league.
Standing in their way, however, are the mighty Hawks, the double reigning Champs.
LISTEN: Hawthorn assistant Adem Yze spoke to 3AW Football before the game
Painful memories of the 2013 Grand Final will be strong in the Dockers’ minds. Can they earn redemption? Or will the Hawks make it four Grand Finals in a row?
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