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Nine-goal second quarter sets up Bulldogs win over Royals

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 2:17 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle delivered an impressive nine-goal second quarter to beat East Perth by 21 points at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday to further consolidate second position on the WAFL ladder.
 
The last time the two teams met was back in Round 7 coming out of the State game with both teams on four-game winning runs after each started the season with a loss to Subiaco.
 
But a lot had changed since with the Royals coming into Saturday's clash at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on a five-match losing streak while the Bulldogs remained in second position. Read More ...

Round 13 Preview v East Perth

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 7:36 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle remains at Fremantle Community Bank Oval this Saturday following the bye to host an East Perth team on a five-game losing run but the Bulldogs need to keep winning to retain second position on the WAFL ladder.

South Fremantle and East Perth first played one another back in Round 7 this season straight out of the State game break and at that time, both teams were on impressive four-game winning streaks and were battling over second position on the ladder behind Subiaco.

The Bulldogs won that day by 68 points and have consolidated second position on the ladder since with a 7-3 record prior to last week's bye after a 35-point win at home against Peel Thunder.

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Player Column – Dylan Main Round 13

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 7:12 PM - by Dylan Main

PERSONALLY, I was very honoured to be voted in as captain of South Fremantle, a team I have grown up barracking for my whole life and playing for since starting back in the development squads. 

After only being notified a couple of weeks before the vote that our longest serving captain, in Ryan Cook, would not be in the running for captaincy it all happened relatively quickly. 

Cook believed it was time for him to sit back and help nurture a new generation of leaders into the role and fortunately that meant I got the opportunity with Mason Shaw as vice-captain. 

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Verrier eyes big second half of season for Bulldogs

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:54 PM - by Chris Pike

HE is one of South Fremantle's great weapons with his flexibility and versatility, and Bulldogs hard man Steve Verrier is looking forward to the second half of the WAFL season both personally and for his team.

Verrier has now played 78 matches with South Fremantle, 77 of which have been since returning to the Bulldogs after spending two years at Richmond in the AFL, and remains an important player given his toughness, versatility and ability to virtually play in any position on the field.

He did battle injuries in 2017 limiting him to 14 matches on the back of a standout 2016 season where he played all 23 games, including all three finals culminating in the preliminary final, and finished third in fairest and best voting to Shane Hockey and Marlion Pickett.

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 11

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 7:31 AM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the Round 11 WAFL victory for the Bulldogs over Peel Thunder despite the absence of Ben Saunders, Mason Shaw, Blaine Johnson and Shane Hockey ahead of the Round 12 bye and Round 13 clash with East Perth.

QUESTION: Coming off the loss last week and then being without a host of key players, you'd have to be happy with that performance?
ANSWER:
We were really pleased. It was a bit of an arm-wrestle there for the first 15 minutes, then we were able to get a bit of score on board which was reward for working pretty hard early. We were really pleased and we did run out of gas a bit late with a few sore boys and Mason hurting himself 30 seconds before the first bounce and pretty much playing no part. But across the board I thought it was a pretty even performance and some of our leaders, like Schloithe and Suban, really stood up for us.

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Bulldogs bite back with strong win over Thunder

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 1:55 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle shook off a surprise loss to Perth and the absence of half its forward-line and a key midfielder to put in a dominant display to beat Peel Thunder by 35 points at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.
 
South Fremantle and Peel were meeting for the first time in 2018 on Saturday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval and having met in each of the past two WAFL finals series, they are two teams that have built up a bit of a rivalry in recent times.
 
The Bulldogs also needed to bounce back from lost two of their previous three matches against Claremont and Perth with a big WA Day Foundation Derby win thrown in there over East Fremantle. Read More ...

Round 11 Preview v Peel Thunder

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 7:24 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is back home to Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday to take on Peel Thunder for the first time in 2018 needing a win to consolidate second position on the WAFL ladder.

Two of the past six clashes between South Fremantle and Peel Thunder have come during the finals series of the past two years so the clubs are on stranger to take on one another with plenty on the line, and that's certainly the case at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.

South Fremantle comes into the game in second position on the WAFL ladder still a game and percentage clear of the third placed West Perth. 

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Bulldogs run out of bark against Demons

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:52 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle ran out of gas after leading by 20 points early in the last quarter against Perth on Saturday at Lathlain Park to lose by six points in a first defeat at the hands of the Demons in over four years.
 
That last win for Perth over South Fremantle was way back in Round 2, 2014 when Kris Miller was celebrating his 300th WAFL appearance under lights at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
 
Perth produced a stunning comeback from 44 points down that night to score a stirring win. It didn't quite spark a rise up the ladder the Demons were hoping then, but they will be hoping to build on the momentum from Saturday's performance now. Read More ...

Round 10 Preview v Perth

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:49 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle has still not lost to Perth since Kris Miller's 300th game and hasn’t lost at Lathlain Park in five years heading into Saturday's WAFL Round 10 clash against the Demons.

South Fremantle consolidated second position on the WAFL ladder with a 73-point WA Day Foundation Derby win as the Bulldogs now head to Lathlain Park where they have won five straight and up against an opponent in the Demons who they have won eight in-a-row against.

Perth might have won just two games so far in 2018 to be sitting in second last position on the ladder, but that doesn't quite tell the whole story of the competitiveness of the Demons.

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Player Column – Cory Dell'Olio 100 Games

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 3:41 PM - by Cory Dell\'Olio

IT was great to reach the 100-game milestone for South Fremantle on Monday and it made it even better to celebrate with a win in a derby. It is something I have been looking forward to ever since returning back to the club in 2015. 

It was a long time ago back in 2008 when I debuted and to finally reach the 100 games after 10 years of senior footy is something I am very proud of. To finally be on the locker with some greats including Matty Clucas, who was a player I looked up to and watched when I was a young kid, is awesome. 

It absolutely means a lot to me. I grew up going for this club along with all my family and to not only play one league game which was an original goal of mine but to reach 100 and put my name on the #3 locker with some great names is very special. 

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