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'Chemistry' has Freo humming - Sharp

AFLW: Sharp has pace to burn Ashley Sharp puts on the after burners and slots this crucial goal for Fremantle.

Fremantle forward Ashley Sharp believes an amazing team chemistry is what has helped Freo take home two consecutive wins to kick off the 2019 NAB AFL Women’s season.

Sharp contributed two goals to Freo’s 27-point win against Brisbane on Sunday at Fremantle Oval and said the whole team is coming together.

“I think we’re just having a lot of fun, we’ve got 11 new players this year and I think we’re just gelling so well together,” she said.  

“Between the backs, mids, and forwards I think we’re working well together”.

Fremantle kept Brisbane scoreless in the second quarter and went on to record a club-high record score in the AFLW of 10.7 (67).  

Sharp said senior coach Trent Cooper made sure the girls backed themselves in against the 2017 and 2018 grand finalists, who raced out to a two-goal lead at quarter time. 

“(He said) just to reset, we had the wind behind us in the second quarter so we just have to stick to our structures and our game plan and do the basics right,” she said.  

A crowd of 6,007 made it down to Fremantle Oval to see their teams play in hot conditions and Sharp said it was great to receive so much support at their home ground.  

“I love playing down at Freo Oval, we do get a lot of fans here, a lot of family as well,” she said.  

“It’s always good to play at home against such a good team in Brisbane as well”.    

Fremantle will have another home game against Collingwood next Saturday and Sharp says the team is already focused on moving forward.

“We’ve got a six-day break now so we’ve really got to get back into the club tomorrow, recover well and move on to that game,” she said.

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