The Fremantle Dockers surge towards the top four has taken a hit after  the Dockers 20 point defeat at the hands of Collingwood.

After letting the magpies get on top early, the Dockers battled gamely to stay in touch before Collingwood kicked clear late in the final quarter.

Dockers star Bradley Hill missed a sitter that would have put his side in front with just twelve minutes remaining but coach Ross Lyon (pictured) says laying the blame for the loss at the feet of Hill was way of the mark.