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AFL Round 3: Hawthorn v Fremantle

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Hawthorn, with two wins, but missing Luke Hodge, Ben Stratton and Brian Lake, take on Fremantle, also unbeaten, but missing Nat Fyfe, Michael Barlow and Zac Dawson.

David Hale of the Hawks and Aaron Sandilands of the Dockers compete in the ruck during the 2013 grand final.
David Hale of the Hawks and Aaron Sandilands of the Dockers compete in the ruck during the 2013 grand final. Photo: Getty Images
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HAWTHORN  6.2  12.5  17.7  21.11 (137)
FREMANTLE  1.2  7.8  5.10  11.13 (79)


It was billed as a grand final 'rematch' but 'mismatch' would be a more fitting description after Hawthorn smashed Fremantle by 58 points at the MCG.

The Hawks simply blitzed the Dockers in the midfield, winning more disposals than they have in any other match since records have been kept.

The Hawks had a whopping 492 disposals to the Dockers' 311.

The win takes Hawthorn to the top of the ladder after three rounds with three wins.

Only West Coast, Port Adelaide, Geelong and St Kilda are winless thus far.

"We were very lucky to win last week (against Essendon)," Sam Mitchell told Channel 7 after collecting 36 disposals in his return game.

"This was a much better performance by us."

There will be plenty of soul searching by Ross Lyon, whose team is licking its wounds with injuries to Chris Mayne (ankle), Garrick Ibbotson (shoulder) and Michael Walters (ankle).

The only downer for the Hawks, who unveiled their 2013 premiership flag before the game, was the paltry attendance of 43,583 for their first home game at the MCG.

David Hale copped a knock to his shoulder in his 200th game but was moving freely at the end of the game and should get the green light for round four against Gold Coast.

The Dockers must regroup now for their round four clash against Essendon in Perth.

AFL behind

Q4 32 MIN HAW 137 FRE 79
Lachie Neale's set shot is off-target, to the right.

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Q4 30 MIN HAW 137 FRE 78
Brad Hill kicks a clever dribbler with a minute to go. He's a candidate for best-on.

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Q4 29 MIN HAW 130 FRE 78
Puopolo kicks his third goal after being taken high... hard not to!

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Q4 27 MIN HAW 124 FRE 78
Duffield gets amongst the goals, albeit in junktime. He's kicked two.

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Q4 25 MIN HAW 124 FRE 72
A rare highlight for the Dockers. Crowley takes a courageous mark going back with the flight. Kicks the goal.

AFL behind

Q4 22 MIN HAW 124 FRE 66
Rushed behind to the Hawks. The long ball in came from Litherland. Crozier provided the fist.

AFL behind

Q4 21 MIN HAW 123 FRE 66
A behind to 'Mighty Mouse' - Puopolo - as he snaps across the face.

Q4 17 MIN HAW 122 FRE 66
Aaron Sandilands, who is playing out of the goalsquare with Josh Gibson minding him, snatches one high up and converts the goal.

AFL behind

Q4 16 MIN HAW 122 FRE 60
Hayden Crozier misses a gettable goal.

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Q4 15 MIN HAW 122 FRE 59
Pavlich has kicked his fourth, one of the rare shining lights in white.

Hawks have activated sub... Spangher off, Litherland on.

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Q4 11 MIN HAW 122 FRE 53
Suckling kicks a long goal. Brilliant kick from a set shot 55m out.

AFL behind

Q4 8 MIN HAW 116 FRE 53
Mzungu has a shot but misses to the right.

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Q4 7 MIN HAW 116 FRE 52
Lee Spurr rushes a behind that will add one to the Hawks' score.

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Q4 6 MIN HAW 115 FRE 52
Mayne marks and converts from 45m. Dockers get two in a row. Need about 100 in a row.

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Q4 4 MIN HAW 115 FRE 46
Dan Pearce kicks the goal for the Dockers, their sixth.

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Q4 1 MIN HAW 115 FRE 40
Isaac Smith gets his third as Hawthorn extends its lead even further.

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THREE QUARTER-TIME:
HAWTHORN  6.2  12.5  17.7 (109)
FREMANTLE  1.2  2.8  5.10 (40)

- Hawks lead overall disposals 388-233
- Hawks lead inside 50s 30-24
- Hawks lead contested possessions 124-91

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