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'I’m just hoping it doesn’t get down to that'

'Playing our brand of footy': Walters Michael Walters speaks to WA media ahead of our Kids Day Out Round 13 clash with Port Adelaide on Saturday

For consecutive weeks in Sir Doug Nicholls Round, Fremantle star forward/midfielder Michael Walters has played the hero by kicking the winning score in the dying moments.

His after the siren behind secured a one-point win against Brisbane in round 10 and his goal in the final minute against Collingwood saw Freo prevail by four points in round 11. 

Walters said that a third-straight game-winning score would not be in the game-plan for Saturday’s clash against Port Adelaide at Optus Stadium.

“I’m just hoping it doesn’t get down to that,” Walters said about potentially needing to score late in the game.

“It was good, especially for Sir Doug Nicholls round, to finish with the ball like that.

"It was exciting for myself and it felt good but at the end of the day, I’m here to play my role and my role is to kick the goals when I get the chance. 

Walters said that Fremantle playing group are well aware of the importance of the clash, which pits the eighth-placed Port Adelaide against the ninth-placed Freo.

Only two percentage points separate the teams in the standings, with both teams on six wins and five losses.

“It’s a massive game and I know it’s cliché, but each week we want to play our best. This week, we’re ninth, they’re eighth,” Walters said.

“It will be a quality game and we just need to go out there and be more consistent. We know what they’re going to bring, they have a lot of quality talls with Scott Lycett, Paddy Ryder and Justin Westhoff.

“We need to make sure we contain them, and their midfield is strong as well, so we need to make sure we’re on our toes.”

Saturday’s clash is the Kids Day Out at Optus Stadium. When you purchase one level five Adult GA ticket through Ticketmaster you can get up to four free junior tickets.

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