UNFORTUNATELY for the Demons, all good things come to an end.

Saturday evening marked the finish of their 17-game winning streak, and their first loss of 2022.

Of course, Angus Brayshaw would’ve liked the run of form to continue, but understands the hurdle is an important part of the journey to success.

“Whilst we certainly would rather win, I think the attitude is really important,” he told Narrm Media post-game.

“Last year we lost about the same time, and we probably found it was a bit of a springboard to really continue to get and better.

“Hopefully it’s the same for us this year.

“I don’t think we expect to win every game, but we certainly expect to do better than we did in that second half.

“We’ll review that and we’ve got to be better.”

Narrm’s loss to Fremantle wouldn’t have been predicted by many at half-time, with the home side taking a 25-point lead into the main break.

But from that moment on, it was all the Dockers, booting 12 goals to one in the second half at the MCG.

“It’s a real disappointment, we pride ourselves on our defence as a group and we let ourselves down in that department tonight,” Brayshaw said.

“I think it’s important to keep perspective.

“This isn’t the end of the world – we’ve got another great opportunity against a really good side next week.

“If we dwell on this for too long that’s not going to help anyone.”

The result solidifies Fremantle’s position inside the top four, showing just how dangerous a line-up they’re proving to be this season.

And while the Dees didn’t take them lightly, their consistency across the match wasn’t there.

“They’re a good side and they play a really strong contested brand of footy,” Brayshaw said.

“If you’re watching the game, you see a tale of two halves.

“We got a good reality check on what happens if you’re not bringing the full commitment to the contest and attitude for four quarters – you’ll get shown up.

“Goody spoke about taking a lot of lessons from this game, we’ve got another big game next week.

“We’ll review the game, recover.

“Ten weeks in a row we’ve been up.

“We had a dip around this time last year and we didn’t let it affect us too much, we obviously rebounded.

“We know there’s next week and hopefully we can learn a lot from this.”

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RD 11 | Angus Brayshaw post-match

We speak to Angus Brayshaw after our Round 11 loss to Fremantle.

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