Melbourne win by 5 points
Only game as coach
With the prize of a guaranteed finals spot on offer, Melbourne had a hot start against the high-flying Dockers, opening up a four goal lead in the first half. Freo launched a comeback that saw him hit the front in the final term, only for Maddie Gay to convert a set-shot that put her side ahead again. The visitors held out in a frantic last few minutes and won, qualifying for their second consecutive finals series.
Best were L. Pearce, Paxman and Scott. Sinead Goldrick injured her hamstring.
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