North Melbourne has caused a big upset, beating Fremantle by 13 points at Subiaco Oval to round out Anzac Day.
The Kangaroos had not beaten the Dockers in Perth since round 15, 2007, but they overcame a poor start to hit the front in the final quarter to run out 10.14 (74) to 8.13 (61) winners.
The home side started strongly and led by 26 points in time on in the opening term before North hit back to trail by 12 at the first break.
The Kangaroos kicked three goals to two in the second quarter to bring the margin back to eight points at the half, and the visitors stifled the Dockers in the third term to be only three points back with a quarter to go.
The Dockers started slowly in the final quarter, and when Sam Gibson dribbled the ball home from a tight angle at the three-minute mark, the Kangaroos hit the front.
Drew Petrie – in his 250th AFL game – kicked his second ten minutes in, and the visitors were up by 11 – the Dockers tried hard but could not find the scores to make up the difference.
The encounter was the latest edition of Fremantle’s Len Hall tribute game, held annually since 1996 in honour of Western Australia’s last Gallipoli veteran.
The game was held on Anzac Day for the first time since 2011.