Moments to remember
The one that started it all; the first ever WA Day Derby.
In a low-scoring match, where only 10 goals were kicked all game, South Fremantle had their backs to the wall against the reigning premiers in the Sharks, who were again sitting on top of the ladder.
Despite trailing at three-quarter time, the Bulldogs were able to record a hard fought 11-point win.
East Fremantle would go on to lose just three games that year, two of which came at the hands of the Bulldogs.
The two teams played out three classic derbies, with a trio of tight wins.
With a combined winning margin of just 19 points, all three games proved to be nail biters.
An 11-point win in 1959 came on the back of a stunning second half, the Bulldogs coming from five goals down to take the match.
That margin was just one point in the 1960 match, while seven decided the 1961 game.
Fourth-placed East Fremantle were on a roll with a three-game winning streak while third-placed South Fremantle were buoyed after taking out the first derby earlier in the year.
Despite inaccuracies, an eight goal second quarter helped the Bulldogs coast to a 41-point win.
Don Haddow, Joe McKay and Stephen Michael all kicked five, while Noel Carter, Maurice Rioli and Geoff Marsh all played a big role in front of more than 15,000.
A record-winning margin of a whopping 157 points saw South Fremantle take out this derby.
With the Bulldogs sitting third and the Sharks last, the warning signs of a potential blowout were there before the match.
Coached by John Dimmer, the star-studded side included David Gault, Clint Jones, Paul Duffield, Theo Adams, the Hams brothers, Ryan Webb, Rodger Hayden, Daniel Gilmore, Ashley Sampi and Ryan Murphy.
The Bulldogs scored 35 goals between them, with Murphy kicking five, and Gilmore notching up a massive 40-possession game.
The 100th anniversary of the first WA Day Derby was a match to remember.
In front of almost 10,000 people, a physical match saw Bulldog Jeff Farmer knocked out in a collision with East Fremantle’s Rob Young. There were plenty of AFL names on the field including Shane Woewodin, Rhys Palmer, Chris Masten, Harry Taylor, Garrick Ibbotson, Ashley Sampi and Paul Duffield. South Fremantle won by 14 points.
THIS year’s hosts South Fremantle Football Club have shared some of their favourite WA Day Derby wins from over the years. 1907 Derbies are always a big game for both local teams.