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Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir denies Sydney Swans found Dockers’ weakness, backs defence to bounce back
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Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir denies Sydney Swans found Dockers’ weakness, backs defence to bounce back

Dockers coach Justin Longmuir has rubbished suggestions Sydney have found a chink in Fremantle’s armour, predicting his defence will bounce back quickly against Richmond on Friday night. The Swans’ 17-point win has largely been credited to an important tactical switch after halftime involving a series of short chip kicks to unpick Fremantle’s defensive press. Sydney racked up 49 uncontested marks in the third quarter alone which swelled to 88 by the end of the second half, as the Swans kicked eight goals to Fremantle’s two. But Longmuir said his side’s lacklustre defensive response wasn’t the most disappointing aspect of the loss. “A lot gets made of the way Sydney chipped it around, especially in that third quarter and we were way too slow to react and adjust. We didn’t have t...