Dogs run over Demons
HARD-FOUGHT GAME IN GASCOYNE
A TREMENDOUS six-goal second quarter of football by Perth was not enough for the Demons to defeat South Fremantle in Carnarvon on Saturday.
The Demons led by 31 points during the quarter before the Bulldogs pulled back a late goal.
A loss could have put South Fremantle’s second position in jeopardy.
But the Bulldogs came out inspired in the second half, starting with an early goal to Zac Strom and then Ben Saunders’ second.
Five goals in the last 10 minutes of the third quarter saw the Bulldogs answer a couple of Perth goals emphatically but the Demons still clung to a one-point three quarter-time advantage.
It took 10 minutes for the first goal of the last quarter and that came to South Fremantle, with Saunders booting his third.
Mason Shaw then soon added his third and fourth of the day, and Schloithe kicked his third in response to a Perth goal.
South Fremantle had all the answers, though, and Saunders ended up booting his fourth, Shaw his fifth and Steven Verrier his second for the win.
South Fremantle’s forwardline got on top more as the day went on.
Shaw finished with five goals from 20 possessions and 10 marks, Saunders four goals from 13 touches and seven marks, Schloithe three goals from 22 disposals and eight marks, and Blaine Johnson two goals.
Spencer White, Dene White and exciting debutant Cody Ninyette all kicked two goals apiece for Perth.
Michael Sinclair racked up another 36 possessions and 16 marks off half-back for the Demons.
Clint Jones compiled 36 disposals in his 101st WAFL match, with 84 of those previously coming with South Fremantle and now 17 with Perth.
Final score, South Fremantle 17.11 (113) defeated Perth 11.10 (76).
In the Reserves, South Fremantle 12.11 (83) drew with Perth 12.11 (83)
In the RediMed Colts, Perth 9.15 (69) defeated South Fremantle 7.6 (48).