Michael Walters has praised Fremantle’s forward line for standing up in the final term, despite missing the club’s record goal kicker Matthew Pavlich.

Fremantle booted four unanswered goals in the fourth quarter in its 73-point win over North Melbourne on Saturday night.

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Pavlich was subbed off early in the final term with a hip injury but Fremantle continued to hit the scoreboard.

Walters bagged a season high four goals while young tall forward Matt Taberner kicked two.

“Pavlich came off and it was a good learning experience,” he said.

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“Everyone comes and goes, you need the boys to step up.”

Walters praised Taberner for creating contests and becoming a tall target in attack in Pavlich’s absence.

“For Taberner to hold his spot forward and to the things Pav was doing when he was on was just great,” he said.