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Hawthorn beats Fremantle to advance to Aussie Rules final

Hawthorn beats Dockers to advance to Australian Rules final and chance for 3rd straight title

Hawthorn beats Fremantle to advance to Aussie Rules final

PERTH, Australia (AP) -- The Hawthorn Hawks remained in the hunt for a third Australian Football League title in a row with a 15.4 (94) to 10.7 (67) win Friday over the Fremantle Dockers.

The Hawks, who broke open a close match with four late fourth-quarter goals, will play the winner of Saturday's second semifinal between West Coast and North Melbourne in the grand final on Oct. 3 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Fremantle, which finished in first place during the regular season, was coming off a second-week bye. Hawthorn lost to West Coast in the opening round, forcing it to beat Adelaide in a second-round match last weekend.

The Hawks have advanced to the last four AFL grand finals.


Updated : 2021-03-02 07:36 GMT+08:00