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Fremantle are out to put an end to their Essendon hoodoo, while Carlton gets away with one after nearly coughing up a massive lead against Port Adelaide.

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Blues hang on after incredible Port comeback

Carlton have held off a huge second-half challenge to post a thrilling three-point win and consign Port Adelaide to their worst start to an AFL season in club history.

A 50-point Blues lead before half-time was cut to just two points midway through the final term as the Power dramatically turned the match on its head.

Fremantle run riot against GWS to spoil Jesse Hogan's return to Perth

  Fremantle run riot against GWS to spoil Jesse Hogan's return to Perth Fremantle have overcome Jesse Hogan's hot start and an all too familiar case of the goalkicking wobbles to post a 34-point AFL win over GWS at Optus Stadium. Hogan, playing his first game in Perth since being traded from Fremantle to the Giants at the end of 2020, booted two goals in the first half of Saturday night's match to keep his side in touch.Fremantle's inaccurate goalkicking during the first three quarters meant the Giants trailed by just two points heading into the final change.

Charlie Curnow's fifth goal gave Carlton breathing space as the last quarter ticked into time-on.

But Mitch Georgiades replied and Karl Amon had a set shot from outside 50 metres with one minute left on the clock that could have pinched the game.

It was rushed through for a behind in a mad scramble on the line and the Blues hung on for a 14.10 (94) to 13.13 (91) victory at the MCG.

The result was ultimately Carlton's fourth win in five games and left Port in a 0-5 hole as pressure mounts on coach Ken Hinkley.

Former Power assistant Michael Voss has no such issues in his first year in charge of the Blues, but does need to address his side's issues coming out of the half-time break.

In wins over the Western Bulldogs and Hawthorn, Carlton let their opponents claw their way back into the contest after holding a comfortable lead.

Suns salary dump turns to gold for Dockers

  Suns salary dump turns to gold for Dockers Fremantle recruit Will Brodie has made a stunning start at the Dockers, becoming a key part of the club's engine room in the absence of skipper Nat Fyfe. The 23-year-old produced his best AFL game on Saturday night when he racked up 37 disposals and six clearances in a 34-point win over GWS.Brodie was touted as a future star when he was taken by Gold Coast with pick No.9 in the 2016 national draft.But opportunities at the struggling Suns were limited for Brodie, who managed just 25 games over five seasons before being traded to Fremantle in what was effectively a salary dump.The Suns sent Brodie and pick No.

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Having managed just four goals in the first half, Port mustered six to one in the third term.

The surge included two long bombs from Ryan Burton in his 100th game.

Port kicked another three goals to one in the last quarter, but the Curnow major was pivotal.

He combined with fellow Blues spearhead Harry McKay (three) for eight goals while Zac Fisher kicked two.

Sam Walsh had 16 disposals in the first quarter alone, instrumental in setting up the Blues' dominant first half.

Walsh (38 touches), George Hewett (33) and Adam Cerra (32) all found plenty of the ball in the absence of captain and fellow midfielder Patrick Cripps.

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But they were outgunned in the second half as Burton, Zak Butters (32 disposals), Darcy Byrne-Jones (26) and Connor Rozee (24) helped drag Port back into the contest.

Robbie Gray kicked three goals for the Power and Sam Powell-Pepper matched Burton and Georgiades with two.

Carlton have a tricky away game against Fremantle at Perth Stadium in round six, while Port Adelaide host depleted West Coast at Adelaide Oval.

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Matt Taberner kicks career-high SEVEN goals as Dockers smash Essendon .
Fremantle are away to their best start to an AFL season since 2015 after piling on 10 unanswered goals to smash a disappointing Essendon by 48 points. The lead changed six times during a topsy-turvy first-half at Marvel Stadium as the Dockers took a three-point advantage into the main break.But Fremantle blew Sunday's round-five game open by booting 6.3 to 0.1 during an irresistible third term to ensure their first win against the Bombers in Melbourne since 2010.

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