In a 13-point win against Hawthorn on Saturday at Optus Stadium Fremantle grounded out their third consecutive victory after trailing at half time.

Fremantle were down by 10 points at the main break against the Hawks, and also overcame a one-point deficit to Brisbane and a 25-point deficit to Melbourne in their most recent games.

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Fyfe credited Freo’s High Performance Manager Phil Merriman for the team’s ability to run out games.

“I’m not sure where (Freo’s secomd halves) come from but clearly the work Phil Merriman has put into us over the summer conditioned us for that really strong second half,” Fyfe told Fox Footy.

“Within that we just keep hunting, keep our contest balanced and eventually the arm wrestle seems to be going in our favour in the second halves.”

While Fyfe returned to his role as captain he was happy to defer direction to Freo’s young gun mids as he regained his touch in the midfield.

“I was just trying to find a few of those old routines but knowing that it’s not the same as when I finished playing last time,” Fyfe said.

 “I said to Caleb Serong and Andy Brayshaw, treat me like a first gamer, tell me where to go, set me up and they did that, they told me where to set up at stoppages and that was a nice feeling.”

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The 30-year-old Fyfe says he got through the game unscathed after returning from almost a year on the sidelines due to shoulder and back injuries.

He still expects to be sore as Freo have a week off ahead of their round 15 clash against Carlton in a fortnight at Marvel Stadium.

“I’m still warm, so everything feels pretty good but I reckon tomorrow morning I’ll be a bit stiff through the knees and shoulders, but touch wood I got through okay,” Fyfe said.

“It’s just good to be back, it’s been a long time. Our young team has really developed in front of us hasn’t it?

“It’s good to see so many fans coming out to our games, it’s a cultural experience now and it’s good to be a part of it.”

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