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AFL live ScoreCentre: Fremantle vs GWS, Western Bulldogs vs West Coast, Hawthorn vs Richmond scores and updates

The Dockers host the Giants in the west, as the Bulldogs celebrate a gripping seven-point win over the Eagles. Earlier, the Tigers beat the Hawks by 29 points. Follow our live AFL ScoreCentre for all the scores, stats and results.

The Dockers host the Giants in the west, as the Bulldogs celebrate a gripping seven-point win over the Eagles.

Earlier, the Tigers beat the Hawks by 29 points.

Follow the live scores, stats and results below.

Fremantle vs GWS Match summary Team stats Player stats Bontempelli helps Bulldogs to thrilling win
Two Western Bulldogs AFL players embrace as they celebrate a goal against West Coast.Two Western Bulldogs AFL players embrace as they celebrate a goal against West Coast.
Marcus Bontempelli (left) and Bailey Smith had reason to celebrate with the win over the Eagles.(

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The Western Bulldogs have overturned a 13-point deficit midway through the final term to pip West Coast by seven points in a gripping encounter at Docklands.

In a topsy-turvy match that included 14 lead changes, Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli iced the match with less than a minute remaining by calmly kicking his third goal in a heroic performance.

Bontempelli was the difference, stepping up early and late to finish with 30 disposals as the Bulldogs won 14.16 (100) to 14.9 (93).

Jermaine Jones put the Eagles back in front at the 27-minute mark with a roving goal in the square, but the Bulldogs hit back immediately through Aaron Naughton to reclaim the lead.

After West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui powered the visitors out of the middle for most of the match, the Bulldogs' midfielders responded in the final term.

Bontempelli and the prolific Jack Macrae (40 disposals) were outstanding all match, but ex-Collingwood on-baller Adam Treloar lifted late.

The Eagles appeared to be streaming away to a rousing victory when they piled on three quick goals just before three-quarter time to turn a seven-point deficit into a 12-point lead at the final change.

Josh Bruce was the Bulldogs' most potent forward, with the former St Kilda tall capturing form to kick three majors in one of his better performances since joining the club ahead of last season.

West Coast's forwards, led by the evergreen Josh Kennedy, took hold of the Bulldogs' defence in an exciting display.

A West Coast Eagles AFL player drops the ball from his right hand as he prepares to kick.A West Coast Eagles AFL player drops the ball from his right hand as he prepares to kick.
West Coat's Liam Ryan (right) attempts to get a kick away against the Bulldogs.(

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Kennedy, who has kicked more goals against the Bulldogs than any other club, was on fire with four goals, while the electric Liam Ryan slotted two and almost brought down multiple mark-of-the-year contenders.

Jack Darling (three), Oscar Allen and Jamaine Jones (two each) also caused havoc for the Bulldogs' defenders.

The Bulldogs have five days to back up for a Good Friday clash with North Melbourne, while West Coast host ladder-leaders Port Adelaide in Perth on Saturday night.

Tigers do it easy over Hawks
A Richmond AFL player hand balls with his left fist against Hawthorn at the MCG.A Richmond AFL player hand balls with his left fist against Hawthorn at the MCG.
Dustin Martin played a pivotal role in the Tigers' victory over the Hawks.(

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Richmond star Dustin Martin continued his strong start to the season as the reigning premiers ground out a 29-point win over Hawthorn at the MCG.

The competition's best player was under the direct watch of Hawks veteran Shaun Burgoyne for long periods but still had 28 disposals and kicked a superb running goal out of the centre square.

Martin was unselfish in attack, finishing with five score assists, as key forwards Jack Riewoldt and Tom Lynch combined for six majors in the 11.12 (78) to 7.7 (49) win.

Tigers captain Trent Cotchin returned after missing round one through illness and did not miss a beat, gathering 27 disposals in a strong display.

Dion Prestia, Shai Bolton and Noah Balta were all influential contributors for Richmond.

Hawthorn ball magnet Tom Mitchell (37 disposals) racked up touches at will but it did not appear to overly concern the Tigers, who held sway from the outset.

In their only meeting last year, the Hawks stunned Richmond with five unanswered first-quarter goals to lay the platform for a huge upset.

But any hopes of a repeat this time were snuffed out in the opening term as the efficient Tigers kicked the first three majors to create a buffer.

They did enough to keep Hawthorn at arm's length in what was a fairly even contest by the numbers as the teams went goal for goal through the middle period of the match.

The Tigers were never seriously challenged and led at every change before pulling clear in the final term.

Luke Breust and Tyler Brockman kicked two goals each for the Hawks, whose loss was further soured by an ankle injury to Will Day.

The young gun was substituted out of the match during the third quarter and replaced by Jack Scrimshaw.

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