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Grey stands up for young Dockers

Brady Grey spoke to DTV after Freo's win against North Melbourne.

Under pressure from a physical North Melbourne on Saturday night at Domain Stadium, a tenacious Brady Grey helped deliver two crucial final quarter goals in Freo’s five-point win.

Twelve points down in the final term, it was a lightning fast Grey that burst through the midfield to set up Bradley Hill, who converted in his 100th AFL game.

Minutes later, Grey put Freo within a point off his own boot with a set shot from a tight angle.

“I knew it was an important time in the game,” Grey said.

“I’ve been doing a lot of work on my routine and I backed myself in, so thankfully I was able to kick the goal.”

Fremantle’s recent success has come from fielding a side with an even mix of youth and experience, and the 21-year-old came ready to fly the flag for Freo’s younger players.

A banged-up Grey found himself involved in a number of scuffles, including a wrestle with North’s Lachlan Hansen after setting up Hill for his final quarter goal.

“They’re a physical team," Grey said. 

“It was important to stand up and curb the influence they tried to have on us, and it worked out.”

Grey added that singing the Freo song was especially sweet after a hard-fought win.

“I’m still in a bit of shock at the moment, but to the blokes’ credit it was a great fight,” Grey said.

“To come from where we were at half time and get the result is really exciting, and the boys really enjoyed singing the song again.”

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