David Mundy’s ‘six more wins’ mantra has had its first box ticked, with a stunning Fremantle victory over the Western Bulldogs by 17 points at Marvel Stadium.
The retiring champion of the Club played his final home and away game in Victoria on Saturday evening, finishing the match with 22 disposals, eight score involvements and a game-high six inside 50s.
Mundy said locking up finals football was important, with the 37-year-old eager to be part of Fremantle’s long-awaited return to September.
“It feels like a lifetime (since playing finals), so it’s been great to be a part of the Club through the rebuild phase and to get us back into September,” Mundy told Fox Footy.
“I’m super happy with my decision (to retire) but hopefully, it’s now five more wins for this group.”
Mundy was impressed with the pressure applied early on the Bulldogs early in the match and lauded his teammates for an improved execution of Freo’s ball movement across the ground.
“It was a great contest throughout and the way we started the game was really great,” Mundy said.
“We wanted to come in and attack the game and put the Dogs under pressure with our ball movement, which is something we have been lacking over the past few weeks.”
Senior Coach Justin Longmuir said while ‘doing it for Dave’ is burning away in the background, the group’s main focus was on executing the fundamentals of the gameplan against the Bulldogs.
“Our players know the significance of Dave’s retirement and they know what he means to us as a football Club,” Longmuir said.
“All of our players would have reflected on that, but it’s probably more important that we got the fundamentals of our footy right, so we focused pretty heavily on that.
“We know the significance of Dave retiring.”