Back-to-back heartbreaking losses for the Club in Adelaide has done nothing to dent the belief Senior Coach Justin Longmuir has in his group.

“I think our belief is stronger,” Longmuir said during the post-game press conference.
“We walk out of Adelaide with no points, but we will walk out of here with belief that we are a really good side.

“We are really clear on where we need to improve.”


Fremantle has had the lead over both Carlton and Port in the dying minutes of the game, but has come up short on both occasions.

The Club won the clearance battle for both games (41 - 30 against Port and 44 – 27 against Carlton) but were unable to convert the success into scoreboard pressure. 
“There are moments out there we would love back, and we would love to convert better than what we did tonight,” Longmuir said.

“That’s as simple as it needs to be because our contest work, our ground ball, the way we are defending the ground and the way we are setting up is really strong.

“We need more bang for buck and need to be able to take the moments when they present in our front half, and we clearly need to score more.”


Longmuir could not fault the effort from the playing group both weeks, and thinks the team is in a good place heading into a big RAC Derby matchup against West Coast at Optus Stadium next Saturday. 

“We didn’t give up, we kept fighting and we were a bit more than a goal up with five minutes to go,” Longmuir said.

“(Charlie) Dixon takes a contested mark then (Jason) Horne Francis does us in a one-on-one.

“We just need to grow from those moments.”

“It just felt like there were some pivotal moments in the last quarter as well where we could have hit the scoreboard and made more of.

“We are just going to have to get to work and when we are in these situations again close the game out better and convert better.