Fremantle turns attention to Anzac clash

FREMANTLE midfielder Michael Barlow says the Dockers wasted little time basking in Sunday�s derby win, quickly turning their attention to Saturday night�s Len Hall Anzac Day clash with Sydney.

The on-ball star, who tallied 18 disposals in the 30 point win over cross-town rivals West Coast, said the team was quick to identify the challenge ahead.

�(The clash with Sydney) is a really exciting prospect,� he said.

�Both teams are three and zip, it will be the match of the round.

�It�s very exciting and Ross alluded to that straight after the game.

�We do allow ourselves to enjoy a win and reflect on a win for the brief moment after the game but such is the industry you have to look forward pretty quickly and not dwell on what�s just happened.�

Barlow also praised the level-headedness of Ross Glendenning medallist Lachie Neale and Nat Fyfe�s solid start to the year.

Included also was the form of Stephen Hill.

�For the first three games he�s probably been our most consistent player arguable along maybe with Nathan (Fyfe) and a couple of our defenders,� he said.

�He�s such a damaging player with metres gained and he rarely misses a target.

�Again the challenge will come for Stephen. It won�t go under the radar that he�s going very well.

�I know Sydney have put work into him in the past.

�But it doesn�t just fall on Stephen’s shoulders to cop that tag and accept it.

�The midfield group and the playing group as a collective will look to help him out and as I said if I�ve ever got the ball within five, 10, or 20 metres of him I�ll be giving it to him.�

In other news star defender Michael Johnson has extended his contract, committing to the club until at least the end of 2017.