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WA Day Foundation Derby Countdown – 7 days to go

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 10:52 PM

THE Foundation Derby on WA Day is always the biggest occasion of any WAFL season outside of finals and South Fremantle is guaranteed of heading into the clash with East Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on top of the ladder.

The Sharks could very well be second too depending on what happens this weekend while the Bulldogs have the bye leading into the clash.

We are going to countdown to the Foundation Derby on WA Day, which falls on Monday June 6 by taking a look at 15 of the greatest wins by South Fremantle over East Fremantle on the famous occasion.

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WA Day Foundation Derby Countdown – 8 days to go

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:49 AM

THE Foundation Derby on WA Day is always the biggest occasion of any WAFL season outside of finals and South Fremantle is guaranteed of heading into the clash with East Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on top of the ladder.

The Sharks could very well be second too depending on what happens this weekend while the Bulldogs have the bye leading into the clash.

We are going to countdown to the Foundation Derby on WA Day, which falls on Monday June 6 by taking a look at 15 of the greatest wins by South Fremantle over East Fremantle on the famous occasion.

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WA Day Foundation Derby Countdown – 9 days to go

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:26 AM

THE Foundation Derby on WA Day is always the biggest occasion of any WAFL season outside of finals and South Fremantle is guaranteed of heading into the clash with East Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on top of the ladder.

The Sharks could very well be second too depending on what happens this weekend while the Bulldogs have the bye leading into the clash.

We are going to countdown to the Foundation Derby on WA Day, which falls on Monday June 6 by taking a look at 15 of the greatest wins by South Fremantle over East Fremantle on the famous occasion.

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Player Column – Ryan Cook Round 10

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 3:40 PM - by Ryan Cook

LOOKING back a couple of weeks I got to celebrate my 100th game for the club and it was a great day. I had mum come over for the second week in a row after she came over for my 99th as well because I stuffed that up.

So I booked her a ticket to come back again for two days again for my 100th but it was good to have her here. The whole day worked out well and I just wanted the four points and we got that, and our reserves and colts won too so it couldn’t have gone any better.

Our milestone games in the past I've been part of for Whitey, Chewy and Red Bairstow haven’t gone too well and I think we've lost them all, so I was happy to get the win that's for sure.

When I was on Higgo's Heroes I thought there was a bit much happening around me coming into the game and I'm not one who usually likes to have that much said about myself, but it was nice and it doesn’t happen very often.

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WA Day Foundation Derby Countdown – 10 days to go

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:38 PM

THE Foundation Derby on WA Day is always the biggest occasion of any WAFL season outside of finals and South Fremantle is guaranteed of heading into the clash with East Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on top of the ladder.

The Sharks could very well be second too depending on what happens this weekend while the Bulldogs have the bye leading into the clash.

We are going to countdown to the Foundation Derby on WA Day, which falls on Monday June 6 by taking a look at 15 of the greatest wins by South Fremantle over East Fremantle on the famous occasion.

NUMBER 15 – 1978
South Fremantle 21.13 (139) defeated East Fremantle 14.14 (98) 

NUMBER 14 – 2006
South Fremantle 35.13 (223) defeated East Fremantle 9.12 (66)
 

NUMBER 13 – 1959, 1960, 1961
1959 – South Fremantle 12.17 (89) defeated East Fremantle 11.12 (78)
1960 – South Fremantle 11.7 (73) defeated East Fremantle 10.12 (72)
1961 – South Fremantle 7.15 (57) defeated East Fremantle 7.8 (50)
 

NUMBER 12 – 1907
South Fremantle 6.8 (44) defeated East Fremantle 4.9 (33)
 

NUMBER 11 – 2007
South Fremantle 15.15 (105) defeated East Fremantle 13.13 (91)
 

NUMBER 10 – 2008
South Fremantle 18.11 (119) defeated East Fremantle 14.6 (90)

In what had been a tight first half of the 2008 season behind runaway leaders Subiaco who would go on to win the premiership, South Fremantle was locked in the gridlock of the middle of the ladder as the Foundation Day Derby approached.

East Fremantle had struggled to get momentum going and this derby would likely end the Sharks season while also breathing life into the finals run for the Bulldogs.

And not unlike Foundation Derbies of the past, early on it looked like South Fremantle would rue poor goal kicking as an overall dominance was not able to be translated to the scoreboard with East Fremantle holding an unlikely one-point lead at half-time. 

Spurred into action after the main break, South Fremantle produced one of its best quarters of the season slamming home eight goals to take control of the match.

In a high-scoring and entertaining second half the two teams combined for 21 goals as South Fremantle went on to record an important victory in what had been a topsy-turvy season. 

A relatively young East Fremantle took it to a strong South Fremantle in a terrific Fremantle derby and gave the Bulldogs a scare in the last quarter, but ultimately the home side's experience was enough to get home by 29 points.

Despite the game appearing over early in the last quarter with South Fremantle's lead extending beyond seven goals, the Sharks hit back strongly to close within three, until the Bulldogs steadied with good running goals to Simon O'Keefe and Sam Hunt.

Sharks coach Shane Woewodin moved Matt Spangher forward in the last quarter and it worked a treat with him kicking two goals and with Jamie McNamara and Calib Mourish adding goals quickly East Fremantle looked capable of storming home, but South Fremantle's experience would not allow it.

Ryan Murphy and Josh Head returned for South Fremantle. Murphy starred with six goals and was the main difference between the sides and he had the better of West Coast's Spangher.

While the East Fremantle midfield tried hard, the polish and class of South Fremantle's Simon O'Keefe, Toby McGrath and Hayden North saw the Bulldogs home. O'Keefe found himself in far too much space on the wing at times and finished with 26 possessions and two goals.

Jaymie Graham was also outstanding in the ruck with 23 touches and 19 hit outs getting the better of Sharks pair Rob Young and David Dwyer.

Against his former side, Theo Adams was terrific with his attack at the ball for East Fremantle, while former Sharks pair Kris Miller and Tim Malseed were subdued in their second Foundation Day appearance in red-and-white.

The South Fremantle victory stretched its Foundation Day winning streak to seven over its arch-rivals.

South Fremantle would go on to finish the home and away season in third place and earn the right to a home semi-final, but were upset by a young Swan Districts after seemingly controlling the game in the first half.

 

WA Day Foundation Derby Countdown – 11 days to go

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:18 PM

THE Foundation Derby on WA Day is always the biggest occasion of any WAFL season outside of finals and South Fremantle is guaranteed of heading into the clash with East Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on top of the ladder.

The Sharks could very well be second too depending on what happens this weekend while the Bulldogs have the bye leading into the clash.

We are going to countdown to the Foundation Derby on WA Day, which falls on Monday June 6 by taking a look at 15 of the greatest wins by South Fremantle over East Fremantle on the famous occasion.

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WA Day Foundation Derby Countdown – 12 days to go

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 8:41 PM

THE Foundation Derby on WA Day is always the biggest occasion of any WAFL season outside of finals and South Fremantle is guaranteed of heading into the clash with East Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on top of the ladder.

The Sharks could very well be second too depending on what happens this weekend while the Bulldogs have the bye leading into the clash.

We are going to countdown to the Foundation Derby on WA Day, which falls on Monday June 6 by taking a look at 15 of the greatest wins by South Fremantle over East Fremantle on the famous occasion.

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WA Day Foundation Derby Countdown – 13 days to go

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 9:29 PM

THE Foundation Derby on WA Day is always the biggest occasion of any WAFL season outside of finals and South Fremantle is guaranteed of heading into the clash with East Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on top of the ladder.

The Sharks could very well be second too depending on what happens this weekend while the Bulldogs have the bye leading into the clash.

We are going to countdown to the Foundation Derby on WA Day, which falls on Monday June 6 by taking a look at 15 of the greatest wins by South Fremantle over East Fremantle on the famous occasion.

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WA Day Foundation Derby Countdown – 14 days to go

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 10:30 PM

THE Foundation Derby on WA Day is always the biggest occasion of any WAFL season outside of finals and South Fremantle is guaranteed of heading into the clash with East Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on top of the ladder.

The Sharks could very well be second too depending on what happens this weekend while the Bulldogs have the bye leading into the clash.

We are going to countdown to the Foundation Derby on WA Day, which falls on Monday June 6 by taking a look at 15 of the greatest wins by South Fremantle over East Fremantle on the famous occasion.

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Bulldogs overpower Swans to move clear on top

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 5:35 PM - by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle still managed to kick 19 goals in tough conditions at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday with 14 goals to five in the second half to beat Swan Districts by 47 points to move further clear on top of the WAFL ladder.

The other three Round 10 WAFL matches found the going tough in terms of scoring with the stormy conditions across Perth, but South Fremantle has been the leading scoring team all season and again managed to pile on 19 goals on Saturday.

South Fremantle kicked away from the bottom placed Swan Districts in the second half to win 19.12 (126) to 12.7 (79) and it improves the Bulldogs to an 8-1 record on the season to now be a game and percentage clear ahead of Subiaco on the ladder.

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