Lions dismantle the Dockers' AFLW record

Fremantle's record 11-match AFLW winning streak is over after they suffered an upset 11-point loss to the Brisbane Lions.

The Dockers' first goal of Saturday's match did not come until deep in the final quarter, when Roxy Roux's 45m set shot reduced the margin to five points with 90 seconds remaining.

But the Lions powered the ball forward from the next centre bounce and Ally Anderson kicked the sealer to silence the 3423 crowd at Fremantle Oval.

The 3.7 (25) to 1.8 (14) defeat was Fremantle's first defeat since the 2019 preliminary final, when they lost to Carlton.

The result saw Brisbane leapfrog Fremantle into top spot on the ladder.

Emily Bates starred for Brisbane with 26 possessions and three clearances, while Anderson was also important with 15 disposals and a goal.

Standout Fremantle midfielder Kiara Bowers overcame a quiet start to tally 24 disposals, five clearances and seven tackles, but the Dockers' star-studded forward line failed to fire.

Just one goal was booted in the first half - but it was a goal-of-the-year contender.

With little daylight showing in between the big sticks, Brisbane's Courtney Hodder stepped up to the plate and unleashed a spectacular banana from the pocket to send her teammates wild.

The goal was a carbon copy of Roux's effort last week against Gold Coast, with both kicks taken from a similar spot.

Fremantle dominated play during the second quarter, but their wayward kicking let Brisbane off the hook time and again.

The Dockers went to half-time with 0.7 (7) to their name and a one-point deficit despite dominating the inside-50m count 17-10.

The tide turned in the third quarter as Brisbane threatened to run away with the contest.

Orla O'Dwyer's early goal got the ball rolling, and the Lions thought they had another midway through the term - only for it to be deemed touched off the boot.

Brisbane won the inside-50 count 14-4 for the term, and they entered the final change with a handy 12-point lead.

Roux's late goal added a curve ball, but the Lions immediately replied to seal the win.