Ross Lyon backs his side to get better after disposing of the Western Bulldogs.
An impressive Fremantle Dockers side have brought the Western Bulldogs back to earth with a comfortable 28-point win at Etihad Stadium.
The Dockers won 16.10 (106) to 11.12 (78) in front of 19,210 fans on Saturday to remain unbeaten after their opening-round victory over West Coast.
The Dogs had kicked 19 goals in thrashing Brisbane by 68 points last weekend.
But the run and scoring power they displayed against the Lions was expertly stifled by the well-drilled Dockers, who have let an opposition team score more than 12 goals just once in their past 13 games.
Despite the perfect start, Dockers coach Ross Lyon said his side is still far from perfect and said they will look to work on areas of their performance.
“I think once you’re satisfied, you’re in trouble, aren’t you?” Lyon said.
“We came here to get the four points, good teams win interstate and if you want to be a good team you have to win interstate and we’ve done that.
“We’re doing that on a consistent basis.”
Fremantle led at every break to cruise to the big win with Nathan Fyfe busy all game with 25 disposals and a goal while Luke McPharlin presented his side with a solid target in securing 15 marks to go with his 24 disposals.
For the Bulldogs, Adam Cooney was again the pick of performers in securing 31 disposals and a goal, while Tom Liberatore, Daniel Corss and Liam Picken were also busy in a losing side.
Fremantle will enjoy the home ground advantage in round three when they host Essendon, while the Bulldogs will look to bring down the high-flying Richmond Tigers.
Check out the highlights of Fremantle’s big win below: