Laurie’s winning run over

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Fremantle’s Parris Laurie shows her agility against Adelaide at TIO Stadium in Darwin last Saturday night.
Camera IconFremantle’s Parris Laurie shows her agility against Adelaide at TIO Stadium in Darwin last Saturday night. Credit: Getty Images

Fremantle ruck Parris Laurie has tasted defeat for the first time after the Dockers were thrashed by Adelaide in the AFLW clash at TIO Stadium in Darwin last Saturday night.

Denmark product Laurie and her Dockers had a brilliant start to the season under new coach Trent Cooper as they won their first four matches.

However, the Dockers were overpowered after half-time in the top end, as the Crows kicked six goals to nil in the second half on the way to an emphatic 9.11 (65) to 3.5 (23) victory.

Laurie finished with eight possessions, two marks and a tackle in the round 4 loss.

The 24-year-old was the sole Great Southern footballer in action over the weekend’s AFLW games after Kirby Bentley and Belinda Smith were omitted at team selection.

Mt Barker’s Bentley was dropped by Carlton as the Blues went on to lose a low-scoring affair to Geelong by five points.

Pingrup’s Smith was also dropped by her side, Western Bulldogs, after the defender played in the first three games of the season for her new club.

The Bulldogs went down to Brisbane by 32 points on Saturday night.

The Dockers dropped to third place in conference A as a result, ahead of hosting the fifth-placed Bulldogs this week, while the Blues sit third in conference B and face the winless Collingwood this Saturday.

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