Matthew Pavlich of the Dockers attempts to mark during the round four AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Fremantle Dockers at Etihad Stadium
Matthew Pavlich of the Dockers attempts to mark during the round four AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Fremantle Dockers at Etihad Stadium Quinn Rooney - Getty Images

Dockers down Saints

FREMANTLE coach Ross Lyon returned to face his former side St Kilda on Friday night and came away with a tense 13-point victory at Docklands.

Fremantle led by 14 points at three-quarter time and traded three goals each in the final term to win 14.8 (92) to 11.13 (79).

Lyon was booed by Saints' fans at quarter-time and copped another barrage of abuse after the final siren in the match played in front of 30,172 fans.

Lyon coached the Saints from 2007 to 2011, finishing runner-up in 2009 and 2010.

Within a week of St Kilda's elimination-final defeat last September, Lyon had sensationally quit the club and replaced sacked Fremantle mentor Mark Harvey.

Read the full match report at ABC news online.



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