Bowers leads charge as Dockers thump Eagles

Star Fremantle midfielder Kiara Bowers tackled West Coast into submission before catching a pitch invader in the Dockers’ historic 45-point AFLW western derby win at Optus Stadium.

In front of 35,185 fans, Fremantle booted the first five goals of the match on the way to the thumping 9.6 (60) to 2.3 (15) win.

Kiara Bowers is tackled by Eagle Dana Hooker. Credit:Getty Images

Bowers laid an astounding 11 tackles in Saturday’s first term to set the tone, with the 28-year-old finishing with 13 disposals, four clearances and 18 tackles on the way to winning the derby medal as best afield.

She also put a stop to a female protester, who jumped onto the field in the second quarter displaying a banner that read ‘‘Right to Rescue’’, a group that helps whistleblowers facing prison time for exposing factory farm abuses.


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