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Dockers do it in a canter
Dockers do it in a canter

A combined 21 goals from forwards Alex Byrne and David Patton highlighted Secret Harbour Dockers’ emphatic 179-point win over Dwellingup in last weekend’s WA Metropolitan Football League fixture.

Already with a 12-goal lead at half-time, Secret Harbour underlined their premiership credentials in some style en route to a commanding victory, 28.24 (192) to 2.1 (13).

Byrne’s 11 majors took his season tally to 59 from just nine games.

Not to be outdone, Patton was just as damaging with 10 goals.

Such was the pair’s dominance, both were moved to defensive roles in the last quarter, by which time the result was well and truly beyond doubt.

Darryl Beechey was best afield for Secret Harbour, ahead of Byrne, Patton and half-forward Ethan Hamlett (three goals).

Regular full-forward Ryan Casson (two goals) also benefited from a run in midfield, while Michael Giorgio and Luke Mahoney were also impressive.

Secret Harbour were also comfortable winners in the corresponding reserves fixture.

Despite a less-than convincing start, the Dockers still led by eight goals at half-time.

They kicked further away in the second-half to complete a 75-point win, 19.18 (132) to 9.3 (57).

Captain-coach Gary Henley (five goals) was the Dockers’ best and received valuable support from Tommy Moore, Wade Pasoce and Lloyd Cable — all who backed up from the reserves game to play league.

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