Three South West products featured in what was a dirty day for the Fremantle Dockers to start their 2021 AFL season. Ethan Hughes, Tobe Watson and Connor Blakely all played as the Dockers lost to Melbourne 11.14 (80) to 8.10 (58) at the MCG. Meanwhile, Bunbury’s Neville Jetta starred for the Demons as he and defensive colleagues Jake Lever and Steven May proved to be a brick wall for Fremantle heading inside 50. The trio managed 12 intercept marks between them and Jetta racked up five spoils as the Dockers struggled with their lack of tall targets up forward and failed to adjust their forward entries to suit. Blakely looked to be the best of the three Dockers before coming off the ground with a head knock and struggling for the rest of the afternoon. He kicked a crucial goal from a set shot early in the third quarter and finished with 14 disposals but was one of a few Dockers who were wasteful with possession at times. Hughes started the game poorly, turning the ball over with his first three kicks, including one that led to an Ed Langdon set shot, but improved and worked hard in an undermanned defence. Watson’s fourth game for the Dockers was a quiet one, but he worked hard in his back-pocket role under immense pressure. West Coast Eagle Isiah Winder missed out on a spot in the club’s 12.11 (83) to 8.10 (58) victory over the Gold Coast Suns but featured in the Eagles’ WAFL practice match loss to Swan Districts. The forward, who told the South Western Times last week he has ambitions of playing in the midfield, kicked 1.4, with efficiency in front of goal all that separated him from an eye-catching bag of goals.