A standout performance from Griffin Logue helped deliver Fremantle’s first win of 2020, with defender saying he hopes to keep building after the club's 20-point victory against Adelaide at Metricon Stadium.
The 22-year-old gave the Adelaide forwards no quarter as he totalled seven intercepts, two contested marks and six spoils in an all-round performance that earned the praise of senior coach Justin Longmuir post game.
With Fremantle’s backline missing the likes of tall defenders Joel Hamling, Alex Pearce and Brennan Cox, Logue said he saw their absence as an opportunity to test himself.
“It’s obviously a bit of weight on the shoulders without the key backs down there, without Coxy (Brennan Cox), Joel and Alex Pearce, they’re massive outs,” Logue said.
“But we all play together as a team, so the way we play as a back six is really complementary.
“It doesn’t just come down to one person we kind of spread the load and it’s really good.
“Clearly, I have to stand up and play my role. I’m really enjoying the challenge, thriving with it and I just want to keep pushing.”
After racing out to a four goal to none lead, Adelaide fought back to tie the game late in the third term and seemingly had all of the momentum heading into the final break.
Freo regrouped and kicked three goals to none in the final term to break through for the win.
Logue said the message from Longmuir was to try and control the pace of the game.
There was obviously a bit of momentum,” Logue said.
“(Longmuir said) to just control what we could, so when we had the ball, to slow it down and relax and stick to our structures.
“We’ve got our big boys down the line, kick it to them and really trust the process.
“We all played our role in the last quarter and it was good to get a win as a team and string a bit of good footy together and play all four quarters.”