Dogs run over Demons

HARD-FOUGHT GAME IN GAS­COYNE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LOOK LOCAL - Chris Pike

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).

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