Bulldogs make it 7 straight with 45-point derby victory

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 12:44 PM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle had to overcome a spirited East Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday but came away with the 45-point win to make it seven on the trot this WAFL season.
 
Following South Fremantle's 145-point WA Day Foundation Derby hammering of East Fremantle, neither team expected anything close to the same coming into Saturday's contest in the last derby contest of 2017.
 
East Fremantle certainly was far more committed and looked capable of being vastly more competitive, which they were, but South Fremantle went on goal kicking sprees at the end of the opening three quarters to maintain a handy lead. Read More ...

Round 20 Preview v East Fremantle

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 3:34 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle is looking to extend its winning run to seven this WAFL season and to four against East Fremantle in the last derby of 2017 on Saturday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

South Fremantle looks all but secured of finishing in second position come the end of the season entering Saturday's derby at Fremantle Community Bank Oval with a 13-4 record and six-game winning streak.

That puts the Bulldogs in prime position to host a qualifying final in the first week of the finals and to have a finals double chance. 

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Saunders focused on team success ahead of 100th game

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 12:25 AM - by Chris Pike

HAVING originally come to South Fremantle for opportunity, Ben Saunders couldn’t be more passionate and dedicated to the Bulldogs and that's why he's turned himself into the ultimate team player in the hopes of achieving premiership glory.

The Mt Barker native began his career at Claremont coming through the ranks as a supremely talented goalkicker capable of kicking big bags, kicking the impossible goals and taking spectacular marks.

The only problem was he was trying to break in to begin his league career at the wrong time at Claremont. 

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Match Day Info – Round 20

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:43 PM

SOUTH Fremantle plays its last home game of the home and away season at Fremantle Community Bank Oval against East Fremantle on Saturday with the Uittenbroek-Ciccotosto Cup on the line.

The Bulldogs have enjoyed the opening two derbies of 2017 so far winning on ANZAC Day and in the WA Day Foundation Derby, and now Saturday is the third and final meeting for the season between WA football's longest and fiercest rivals.

The game will be played for the Uittenbroek-Ciccotosto Cup named in honour of two of the great servants of both clubs, East Fremantle's Bob Uittenbroek and South Fremantle's Brian Ciccotosto.

South Fremantle will also be celebrating its 1997 premiership on the day that saw the Bulldogs score one of the most remarkable grand final wins in WAFL history storming home to defeat East Fremantle.

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Coach Post Match – Todd Curley Round 19

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:55 PM - by Chris Pike

WHAT South Fremantle coach Todd Curley had to say following the 47-point Round 19 WAFL victory against West Perth at Fremantle Community Bank Oval that was the Bulldogs' sixth straight win this season and sixth consecutive against the Falcons.

QUESTION: Another pretty solid four-quarter performance against a team that's in the finals mix?
ANSWER:
Yeah I thought we were pretty good over the four quarters. We probably had a couple of little lapses here and there, and we still have some work to do on some of our defensive stuff. We were a bit disappointed to let them get a couple of goals too easily. But we still kicked 20 goals and were pretty even.

Q: It didn’t seem like there was too much in the game except you making the most of your chances up forward?
A:
A lot of our shots were in quite deep and close to goal as well so we got it into the right positions in those conditions and were able to put them under pressure. It's a really good result and we'll move forward from it.

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Bulldogs make it 6 straight this season and over Falcons

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:41 AM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle continued its recent dominance over West Perth with a 47-point victory on Saturday at Fremantle Community Bank Oval while making it six consecutive WAFL wins in the process.
 
South Fremantle was able to win by 47 points for the second straight time against West Perth, but it was a vastly more competitive showing all-round from the Falcons except in front of goals.
 
In the end, the Bulldogs kicked 20 goals from 26 scoring shots and the Falcons 11 from 24 and that was the major difference in the contest as South Fremantle went on to win 20.6 (126) to 11.13 (79). Read More ...

Round 19 Preview v West Perth

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 1:55 AM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle has won its past five WAFL matches, has won its past five against West Perth and is looking to keep both runs going against the Falcons at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday.

The two teams have already met twice this season with the Bulldogs winning on both occasions ahead of Saturday's contest at the port that pits the second placed South Fremantle against the fifth placed West Perth.

There's plenty on the line for both teams with South Fremantle looking to win and further cement itself in second position whereas a loss will leave the door open for the chasing pack to still try and finish second over the last month of the season.

West Perth currently sits in fifth spot and a win on Saturday would maintain that advantage over whoever sits sixth by Saturday night and a three-game edge over the seventh placed team. It will also keep the Falcons a chance of finishing higher up inside the top five.

It is set to be a full day of action at Fremantle Community Bank Oval with the colts, reserves and league WAFL action between South Fremantle and West Perth. 

Then following the league contest will be the Country State contest featuring Western Australia and South Australia under lights at the port.

Player Column – Cory Dell'Olio Round 19 
Match Day Info – Round 19 
Bulldogs get starts in order and beat Royals for fifth straight 

South Fremantle comes into the game on a five-match winning streak following wins over West Perth, Perth, Claremont, Swan Districts and East Perth to improve to a 12-4 record in the season to remain three games behind Subiaco but two games ahead of Peel Thunder.

On top of that, South Fremantle has won its past five matches against West Perth by an average of 54.6 points. That included winning all three meetings in 2016 culminating in a 53-point qualifying final win.

And so far this season, South Fremantle beat West Perth by 103 on home turf in Round 4 and then downed the Falcons by 47 points at HBF Arena as well in Round 13.

West Perth might not have beaten South Fremantle since 2014, but returned to the winner's list last Saturday beating Perth by 53 points on the back of 51 possessions from Shane Nelson, seven goals from Tyler Keitel and six goals from Nick Rodda.

That ended a four-game losing run for West Perth to steady them with an 8-7 record to be two games ahead of both Claremont and East Perth who play one another on Saturday and currently hold respective 6-9 records.

South Fremantle beat East Perth by 30 points in Busselton last Saturday and from that team, Brandon Donaldson, Jake Florenca, Kyle Russell, Jarrod Garlett and potential debutant Matthew Parker all come into the squad to face the Falcons.

Ashton Hams and Jacob Dragovich are the two players to go out of the side that beat the Royals.

There are potentially plenty of changes at West Perth as well and at least two of them have been made in advance with the loss of Mark Hamilton and Conal Lynch who are out of the side that beat Perth last Saturday at Lathlain Park.

While Michael Lourey, Joe Morrow, Steve Potente and Scott Nelson remain sidelined through injury, plenty of players are pushing for selection with the Falcons to take on the Bulldogs including another potential debutant in Zac Guadagnin.

He is the younger cousin 191-game premiership winning star Matt and was impressive in the reserves last Saturday against the Demons with 22 possessions and seven marks.

Rudy Riddoch could also be straight back in for West Perth following a stint in the reserves while James Batterham, Sam Rotham and Scott Simpson are all in the mix to come in for the Falcons to try and stop the losing run against the Bulldogs.

ROUND 19
SOUTH FREMANTLE v WEST PERTH – FREMANTLE COMMUNITY BANK OVAL, SATURDAY 2.15PM
Broadcast – HFM (107.3FM), Footy Radio (WAFL App)

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Player Column – Cory Dell'Olio Round 19

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 12:31 PM - by Cory Dell\'Olio

IT was a really good game of footy on the weekend. East Perth are a really good side and we have had some good battles of late with them and it was nice to jump out of the blocks early for the first time in a month. 

To East Perth’s credit they came right back and did hit the front. The response from then on was good to see and to run out winners by five goals was a nice result, especially up against some quality AFL players. 

I would be lying if I didn’t say we didn’t talk about our slow starts of late in the lead up. But we didn’t change anything major about our week or the warm up. We just made sure we were ready to go and it showed we were. I think the first half of the year we were actually a really good first quarter side so it’s funny how everything swings around. 

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Match Day Info – Round 19

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 5:08 PM

SOUTH Fremantle is back to Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday to take on West Perth as part of the WAFL's Breast Cancer Awareness Round.

A big day is planned as the Bulldogs and Falcons lock horns in the WAFL colts, reserves and league fixtures at the port, but there's more to the day than that with it concluding on Saturday evening with a State Country clash between Western Australia and South Australia.

MATCH DAY INFO
SOUTH FREMANTLE v WEST PERTH
Saturday July 29, 2.15pm
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Bulldogs get starts in order and beat Royals for fifth straight

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:16 AM - by Chris Pike
SOUTH Fremantle started better and finished strongly to make it five straight WAFL wins beating East Perth by 30 points on Saturday in Busselton.
 
South Fremantle might have started slowly the past three weeks and had to come from behind to win, but the Bulldogs were the ones starting strongly at Sir Stewart Bovell Park in Busselton on Saturday.
 
The Bulldogs led by as much as 31 points during the second term but the Royals fought back strongly and hit the front three minutes into the last term. But South Fremantle wouldn’t be denied and went on to kick five goals in 11 minutes to secure the 18.13 (121) to 14.7 (91) victory. Read More ...