Duffy outstanding in Fremantle women's pre-season hit out against West Coast

Sabreena Duffy booted four goals in a pre-season clash against West Coast. Photo: AAP/Tony McDonough.
Sabreena Duffy booted four goals in a pre-season clash against West Coast. Photo: AAP/Tony McDonough.

Young Fremantle women's forward Sabreena Duffy made light work of West Coast's defence as she pieced together a stunning performance in a pre-season match simulation on Saturday.

The Peel Thunderbirds product was a force up front for the Dockers, dominating the game to finish with four goals as her reward.

It was a performance that earned the young star some high praise from coach Trent Cooper.

"Sabreena was great," he said.

"The way the game works, if you work hard the results come your way.

"I thought her and (teammate) Gemma Houghton worked really hard when things weren't easy and got the result later on."

Duffy burst onto the scene in her rookie year last season, with a string of captivating performances netting her a spot on the AFL Women's all-Australian squad of 40.

But she wasn't the only Peel player to shine in the clash, with fellow Docker Katie-Jayne Grieve - along with teammate Jas Stewart - also among those to earn a pat on the back from coach Cooper.

"It was really pleasing to see Jas Stewart and Katie-Jayne Grieve have really improved from last year," he said post-game.

"Both of them were really good today, she went against a strong West Coast line-up in the midfield and Jas and Katie led our midfield and did a really good job so we're happy with both of their performances."

Fremantle's pre-season continues right here in Mandurah this coming weekend, as the host the reigning premiers Adelaide at David Grays Arena on Saturday, January 25.