“I had a lot of things going through my head. I just wanted to kick the goal and I did. It’s a great feeling.”
Under Chris Connolly, Fremantle has now played in five matches decided by less than a goal, the Dockers winning four of them.
After the match, Connolly was quick to sing the praises of Farmer.
“That’s basically what he was recruited to do,” Connolly said of Farmer’s contribution to the Dockers’ 10th win of the year.
“He creates a lot of goals and makes the opposition really reactive.”
The goal brought a huge roar from the crowd of 31,225 and with only one minute 23 seconds to play the Dockers were able to hold on to claim victory, 13.13 (91) to 13.12 (90).
Farmer, whose four goals for the match equalled Brett Burton’s contribution for the Crows, was again a hero.
But it has not always been the case for the talented sharpshooter since the the Dockers brought him home from Melbourne on a big contract at the end of 2001.
He has had to carry a huge weight of expectation among Dockers’ supporters.
After yesterday’s nailbiter, Adelaide coach Gary Ayres said he was disappointed that his team has thrown away a chance to grab second spot on the ladder.
“It is a game of inches,” said Ayres.
“As far as the close ones go we can’t get over the line.”
He was disappointed with his side’s delivery into the forward line and said there were no excuses despite the withdrawal of Wayne Carey (knee), Scott Welsh (back) and Kris Massie (hip).
“We gave ourselves more than ample opportunity to win the game today, but it was just a case of, right across the board in the second quarter . . . you can allow a team eight goals to two,” Ayres said. “Our ineffectiveness in our delivery inside our forward line today was as poor as I have seen for some time.”
Ayres expected the injured trio to be available for next Sunday’s match against St Kilda at AAMI Stadium.
The Dockers have equalled their best season – 10 wins under Gerard Neesham in 1997 – and are now two wins away from a first finals spot.
In the last six rounds they play Sydney, Richmond, Kangaroos, the Western Bulldogs, Essendon and West Coast. “You can’t underestimate any of the six teams we have got ahead,” Connolly said.
“I think the Western Bulldogs had a convincing win today and Richmond will get back on the scoreboard at some stage. And the other teams are in the eight.
“It is a tough six games and we are going to find out a lot about our playing squad as the weeks unfold.”
2.1 10.4 10.9 13.13 (91)
5.5 7.5 11.11 13.12 (90)
Fremantle: Farmer 4, J Longmuir 3, Carr 3, Headland, Simmonds, Medhurst.
Adelaide: Burton 4, Burns, Rutten 3, McLeod 2, I Perrie
Fremantle: Bell, McPharlin, Pavlich, Farmer, Hasleby, Simmonds
Adelaide: Riccuito, McLeod, Burton, Ladhams, Burns, Clarke
Adelaide: Shirley (neck).
McBurney, Ellis, Jeffery
31,225 at Subiaco Oval.
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