Bulldogs continue winning ways
South Fremantle 17.10 (112) defeated Perth 11.8 (74) at Fremantle Oval. SOUTH Fremantle moved to third on the WAFL table, recording an impressive 38-point win over Perth at Fremantle Oval on Saturday.
The Bulldogs led by a kick at the final change but put through seven goals straight to sprint home 17.10 (112) to 11.8 (74) winners.
Josh Pullman booted four goals and was an important forward option in the final term when the game was in the balance.
Shaun Bewick booted two goals, as did Craig White, the high-flying Paul Mugambwa, Jacob Dragovich and the smoothmoving Ashton Hams, who also had 23 disposals.
Cory Dell’Olio, who seemed to be in a particularly prickly mood, also booted two.
Steven Verrier notched up 27 possessions and four inside-50s in an important performance, considering the Bulldogs were without Tim Kelly, Haiden Schloithe and Jacob Martinez.
Demons midfielder Aidan Tropiano had a game-high 36 disposals and 10 tackles.
Michael Sinclair had 27 disposals, Liam McKenna 28 and Den White 22 and one goal.
Up forward Jarryd Morton and Cody Leggett finished with three goals each.
Bulldogs coach Todd Curley said it was a pleasing result considering his side was coming off a short break, having played East Fremantle the previous Monday.
“They (Perth) had a couple of opportunities early in the last quarter that unfortunately for them they couldn’t take,” he said.
“We didn’t really play that well, I didn’t think, for the majority of the day, but some of our leaders lifted at three-quarter time.
With regular forward Ben Saunders missing, Curley praised Pullman for his role in the win, with his “super” work rate.