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Bulldogs just fall short of colts premiership hat-trick

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 1:37 PM

CLAREMONT took advantage of the breeze in the last quarter to overrun South Fremantle to win the WAFL colts premiership of 2013 and end the Bulldogs' hopes of a third successive flag.

South Fremantle looked on track for a premiership hat-trick leading the grand final on Sunday morning at Patersons Stadium at every change, but Claremont had the wind in the final quarter and managed to kick the only three goals of the term, to win 11.10 (76) to 10.10 (70).
The Bulldogs kicked four goals to three in the opening quarter to lead by five points at quarter-time and then it was two goals apiece in the second term as well to see South Fremantle still hold a six-point advantage at the main break.
The breeze, and at times the rain, picked up after half-time and South Fremantle had advantage of it in the third quarter and kicked four goals to three to lead by 13 points at three quarter-time.
South Fremantle looked on target for the premiership hat-trick at the last change, but Claremont did have the strong breeze in the final term and took advantage.
The Tigers booted two early goals with Alec Waterman taking a good mark near goal square and kicking truly and then ruckman Darcy Cameron kicked a beauty from deep in the pocket to put Claremont in front.
South Fremantle was able to wrest back control and had several gettable shots on goal in the dying stages, including set shots to Jye Depane and Dylan Main, but they were unsuccessful and Claremont went on to win by six points.
South Fremantle finished the 2013 season in second position but won straight through to the grand final with a 23-point second semi-final win over Claremont at Claremont Oval.
Coming off winning premierships in 2011 and 2012, South Fremantle was in position for a third straight flag but it wasn’t quite to be.
Main was outstanding for South Fremantle, particularly in the first half when he had 17 possessions, and finished the game with 23 to go with six marks, four clearances and two goals.
Jarrod Garlett racked up 21 possessions also for the Bulldogs along with his six inside 50s and four clearances while Jacob Dragovich gathered 20 disposals, Jarrod Pickett 19, Bailey Matera 16 and Joel McComb 16.
Ben Sokol was terrific with 20 possessions, six tackles, six clearances, five marks and two goals while Matthew Ah Siu also kicked two goals for the Bulldogs.
The victory is Claremont's 13th colts premiership and first since 2009 and gives the Tigers another success on grand final day following the league winning the last two WAFL flags, and the reserves the last three straight.
Alec Waterman was outstanding for Claremont with 22 possessions, eight clearances, five tackles, seven inside-50 entries and two goals with the son of former West Coast dual premiership star Chris Waterman awarded the Mel Whinnen Medal as best afield for the colts grand final.
Jake Anderson also racked up 22 possessions to go with five clearances for Claremont with Jordan Law racking up 21 touches along with nine clearances.
Tom Barrass gathered 18 disposals, Ryan Lim 18, Harry Taylor 18, Jack Beeck 17 and Jared Hardisty 16 to go with his four clearances.
Ruckman Cameron was also superb with 12 touches, five marks, 38 hit outs, four clearances and the crucial final quarter goal.
SOUTH FREMANTLE 4.1 6.5 10.8 10.10 (70)
CLAREMONT 3.2 5.5 8.7 11.10 (76)
SOUTH FREMANTLE – Goals: Main, Sokol, Ah Siu 2; Gundry, Rioli, Bennell, Frampton.
Best: Main, Sokol, Garlett, Pickett, Matera, Dragovich.
CLAREMONT – Goals: Court, Waterman, Baum 2; Woods, Edwards, Carruthers, Higgs, Cameron.
Best: Waterman, Law, Lim, Anderson, Cameron, Barrass, Taylor.
Mel Whinnen Medal: Alec Waterman (Claremont).
By Chris PikeCLAREMONT took advantage of the breeze in the last quarter to overrun South Fremantle to win the WAFL colts premiership of 2013 and end the Bulldogs' hopes of a third successive flag.

South Fremantle looked on track for a premiership hat-trick leading the grand final on Sunday morning at Patersons Stadium at every change, but Claremont had the wind in the final quarter and managed to kick the only three goals of the term, to win 11.10 (76) to 10.10 (70).

The Bulldogs kicked four goals to three in the opening quarter to lead by five points at quarter-time and then it was two goals apiece in the second term as well to see South Fremantle still hold a six-point advantage at the main break.

The breeze, and at times the rain, picked up after half-time and South Fremantle had advantage of it in the third quarter and kicked four goals to three to lead by 13 points at three quarter-time.

South Fremantle looked on target for the premiership hat-trick at the last change, but Claremont did have the strong breeze in the final term and took advantage.

The Tigers booted two early goals with Alec Waterman taking a good mark near goal square and kicking truly and then ruckman Darcy Cameron kicked a beauty from deep in the pocket to put Claremont in front.

South Fremantle was able to wrest back control and had several gettable shots on goal in the dying stages, including set shots to Jye Depane and Dylan Main, but they were unsuccessful and Claremont went on to win by six points.

South Fremantle finished the 2013 season in second position but won straight through to the grand final with a 23-point second semi-final win over Claremont at Claremont Oval.

Coming off winning premierships in 2011 and 2012, South Fremantle was in position for a third straight flag but it wasn’t quite to be.

Main was outstanding for South Fremantle, particularly in the first half when he had 17 possessions, and finished the game with 23 to go with six marks, four clearances and two goals.

Jarrod Garlett racked up 21 possessions also for the Bulldogs along with his six inside 50s and four clearances while Jacob Dragovich gathered 20 disposals, Jarrod Pickett 19, Bailey Matera 16 and Joel McComb 16.

Ben Sokol was terrific with 20 possessions, six tackles, six clearances, five marks and two goals while Matthew Ah Siu also kicked two goals for the Bulldogs.

The victory is Claremont's 13th colts premiership and first since 2009 and gives the Tigers another success on grand final day following the league winning the last two WAFL flags, and the reserves the last three straight.

Alec Waterman was outstanding for Claremont with 22 possessions, eight clearances, five tackles, seven inside-50 entries and two goals with the son of former West Coast dual premiership star Chris Waterman awarded the Mel Whinnen Medal as best afield for the colts grand final.

Jake Anderson also racked up 22 possessions to go with five clearances for Claremont with Jordan Law racking up 21 touches along with nine clearances.

Tom Barrass gathered 18 disposals, Ryan Lim 18, Harry Taylor 18, Jack Beeck 17 and Jared Hardisty 16 to go with his four clearances.

Ruckman Cameron was also superb with 12 touches, five marks, 38 hit outs, four clearances and the crucial final quarter goal.

SOUTH FREMANTLE 4.1 6.5 10.8 10.10 (70)

CLAREMONT 3.2 5.5 8.7 11.10 (76)

SOUTH FREMANTLE – Goals: Main, Sokol, Ah Siu 2; Gundry, Rioli, Bennell, Frampton.

Best: Main, Sokol, Garlett, Pickett, Matera, Dragovich.

CLAREMONT – Goals: Court, Waterman, Baum 2; Woods, Edwards, Carruthers, Higgs, Cameron.

Best: Waterman, Law, Lim, Anderson, Cameron, Barrass, Taylor.

Mel Whinnen Medal: Alec Waterman (Claremont).

By Chris Pike

Colts Grand Final Preview v Claremont

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 4:13 PM

SOUTH Fremantle and Claremont are meeting in their second WAFL colts grand final in three years on Sunday morning at Patersons Stadium with the Bulldogs looking to create a slice of history, and the Tigers to get a measure of revenge.

South Fremantle's colts have won the last two premiership so will be looking to make it a hat-trick this Sunday at Patersons Stadium against a Claremont team who finished 2013 as minor premiers, but who the Bulldogs beat by 23 points in the second semi-final a fortnight ago at Claremont Oval.
The Bulldogs colts side has had yet another strong 2013 home and away season finishing in second position on the ladder before beating Claremont in the second semi-final to advance straight through to a third successive grand final.
The colts teams of the past two years have produced some outstanding AFL and WAFL talent as well.
From the 2011 side that beat Claremont by 44 points in the grand final, Haiden Schloithe, Adam Carter, Mason Shaw, Shane Kersten and Josh Bootsma are now listed by AFL clubs.
On top of that, Shannon Burnett, Jason Maskos, Brendan Verrier, James Laurino and Jacob Martinez have all played league football with South Fremantle.
The Bulldogs' colts then made it back-to-back flags last year with a thumping 58-point grand final win over East Fremantle with Shaw and Sam Rundle kicking five goals apiece.
Marvin Warrell, Brendan Verrier, Adam Carter, Sean Lynch, Simon Panizza, Shaw, Dale Hamilton, Emmanuel Collard and Robert Thompson all played in both premiership teams meaning they have all stepped up into being senior footballers to open up room for other youngsters to step up.
Jacob Dragovich, Bailey Matera, Tim Stewart, Braden Fimmano and Jakeb Tartaglia are among those players to step up and become key players in the South Fremantle colts team of 2013.
Matthew Ah Siu has been the Bulldogs colts leading goalkicker with 25 from 20 matches but Willie Rioli came home with a rush booting 24 in just six games after beginning his season playing in the reserves.
Jermaine Lewis and Ben Sokol have both kicked 21 goals apiece for the colts side in 2013 while Cameron McCarthy kicked 20 in eight matches before going down injured.
Coming off the last two premierships and with a healthy turnover of players, South Fremantle's colts did lose its first two games of the season against Claremont and Perth.
They bounced back with a win over West Perth but then again lost by just three points to Swan Districts.
It was then two straight wins against Subiaco and East Fremantle before another hiccup in Round 8 against East Perth.
There were then two more wins over Peel Thunder and Claremont before successive losses in Rounds 11 and 12 against East Fremantle and Subiaco.
It is an unlikely occurrence in recent years for Claremont to only be represented in the colts grand final as well on the biggest day of the WAFL year.
Claremont's league side has won the last two WAFL premierships and played in the last three grand finals while the Tigers' reserves have won the last three flags, but neither are there in grand finals this year meaning the colts are carrying the flag for the Tigers.
Claremont's colts started the 2013 season on fire winning its first 11 games before losing to Peel Thunder at Claremont Oval in Round 13 by 23 points.
The Tigers only other regular season loss came against South Fremantle in Round 16 with Claremont finishing off the season with a six-game winning run to finish as minor premier.
Claremont then led South Fremantle in the second semi-final by 24 points at half-time and eight at three quarter-time, but the Bulldogs then piled on the only five goals of the last quarter to end up winning by 23 points.
In that second semi-final, Sokol was outstanding for South Fremantle with 19 possessions and five goals while Willie Rioli, Traye Bennell and Bailey Matera kicked two goals each.
Claremont did bounce back, though, winning last Sunday's preliminary final over Subiaco by 60 points with Ben Higgins booting four goals and Alec Waterman racking up 35 possessions, Jordan Law 27, Darcy Cameron 25, Jared Hardisty 23 and Joel Fiegert 22.
SOUTH FREMANTLE TEAM:
Callum Ah Chee, Mathew Ah Siu, Mitchell Banks, Traye Bennell, Billy Collier, Jordan Comeagain, James Culleton, Jye Depane, Jacob Dragovich, Braden Fimmano, William Frampton, Jarrod Garlett, Matthew Gundry, Josh Hall, Jermaine Lewis, Dylan Main, Bailey Matera, Cameron McCarthy, Joel McComb, Jack McMaster, Bradley McPhail, Daniel Moore, Matthew Nicholson, Jarrod Pickett, Willie Rioli, Oliver Sexton, Ben Sokol, Tim Stewart, Jakeb Tartaglia, Josh Tucker, Tom Vandeleur.
CLAREMONT TEAM:
Jake Anderson, Thomas Barrass, Isaac Baum, Jack Beeck, Maximillian Bentley, Samuel Bevan, Darcy Cameron, Jack Carruthers, Harrison Court, Joel Ebert, Steven Edwards, Joel Fiegert, Jared Hardisty, Benjamin Higgs, Timm House, Jordan Law, Ryan Lim, Shane McAdam, Rowen Powell, Bailey Rogers, Luke Rosher, Eddie Simpson, Nicholas Steens, Harry Taylor, Alec Waterman, Francis Watson, Mason Whitehead, Jyrin Woods.
By Chris PikeSOUTH Fremantle and Claremont are meeting in their second WAFL colts grand final in three years on Sunday morning at Patersons Stadium with the Bulldogs looking to create a slice of history, and the Tigers to get a measure of revenge.

South Fremantle's colts have won the last two premiership so will be looking to make it a hat-trick this Sunday at Patersons Stadium against a Claremont team who finished 2013 as minor premiers, but who the Bulldogs beat by 23 points in the second semi-final a fortnight ago at Claremont Oval.

The Bulldogs colts side has had yet another strong 2013 home and away season finishing in second position on the ladder before beating Claremont in the second semi-final to advance straight through to a third successive grand final.

The colts teams of the past two years have produced some outstanding AFL and WAFL talent as well.

From the 2011 side that beat Claremont by 44 points in the grand final, Haiden Schloithe, Adam Carter, Mason Shaw, Shane Kersten and Josh Bootsma are now listed by AFL clubs.

On top of that, Shannon Burnett, Jason Maskos, Brendan Verrier, James Laurino and Jacob Martinez have all played league football with South Fremantle.

The Bulldogs' colts then made it back-to-back flags last year with a thumping 58-point grand final win over East Fremantle with Shaw and Sam Rundle kicking five goals apiece.

Marvin Warrell, Brendan Verrier, Adam Carter, Sean Lynch, Simon Panizza, Shaw, Dale Hamilton, Emmanuel Collard and Robert Thompson all played in both premiership teams meaning they have all stepped up into being senior footballers to open up room for other youngsters to step up.

Jacob Dragovich, Bailey Matera, Tim Stewart, Braden Fimmano and Jakeb Tartaglia are among those players to step up and become key players in the South Fremantle colts team of 2013.

Matthew Ah Siu has been the Bulldogs colts leading goalkicker with 25 from 20 matches but Willie Rioli came home with a rush booting 24 in just six games after beginning his season playing in the reserves.

Jermaine Lewis and Ben Sokol have both kicked 21 goals apiece for the colts side in 2013 while Cameron McCarthy kicked 20 in eight matches before going down injured.

Coming off the last two premierships and with a healthy turnover of players, South Fremantle's colts did lose its first two games of the season against Claremont and Perth.

They bounced back with a win over West Perth but then again lost by just three points to Swan Districts.

It was then two straight wins against Subiaco and East Fremantle before another hiccup in Round 8 against East Perth.

There were then two more wins over Peel Thunder and Claremont before successive losses in Rounds 11 and 12 against East Fremantle and Subiaco.

It is an unlikely occurrence in recent years for Claremont to only be represented in the colts grand final as well on the biggest day of the WAFL year.

Claremont's league side has won the last two WAFL premierships and played in the last three grand finals while the Tigers' reserves have won the last three flags, but neither are there in grand finals this year meaning the colts are carrying the flag for the Tigers.

Claremont's colts started the 2013 season on fire winning its first 11 games before losing to Peel Thunder at Claremont Oval in Round 13 by 23 points.

The Tigers only other regular season loss came against South Fremantle in Round 16 with Claremont finishing off the season with a six-game winning run to finish as minor premier.

Claremont then led South Fremantle in the second semi-final by 24 points at half-time and eight at three quarter-time, but the Bulldogs then piled on the only five goals of the last quarter to end up winning by 23 points.

In that second semi-final, Sokol was outstanding for South Fremantle with 19 possessions and five goals while Willie Rioli, Traye Bennell and Bailey Matera kicked two goals each.

Claremont did bounce back, though, winning last Sunday's preliminary final over Subiaco by 60 points with Ben Higgins booting four goals and Alec Waterman racking up 35 possessions, Jordan Law 27, Darcy Cameron 25, Jared Hardisty 23 and Joel Fiegert 22.

SOUTH FREMANTLE TEAM:

Callum Ah Chee, Mathew Ah Siu, Mitchell Banks, Traye Bennell, Billy Collier, Jordan Comeagain, James Culleton, Jye Depane, Jacob Dragovich, Braden Fimmano, William Frampton, Jarrod Garlett, Matthew Gundry, Josh Hall, Jermaine Lewis, Dylan Main, Bailey Matera, Cameron McCarthy, Joel McComb, Jack McMaster, Bradley McPhail, Daniel Moore, Matthew Nicholson, Jarrod Pickett, Willie Rioli, Oliver Sexton, Ben Sokol, Tim Stewart, Jakeb Tartaglia, Josh Tucker, Tom Vandeleur.

CLAREMONT TEAM:

Jake Anderson, Thomas Barrass, Isaac Baum, Jack Beeck, Maximillian Bentley, Samuel Bevan, Darcy Cameron, Jack Carruthers, Harrison Court, Joel Ebert, Steven Edwards, Joel Fiegert, Jared Hardisty, Benjamin Higgs, Timm House, Jordan Law, Ryan Lim, Shane McAdam, Rowen Powell, Bailey Rogers, Luke Rosher, Eddie Simpson, Nicholas Steens, Harry Taylor, Alec Waterman, Francis Watson, Mason Whitehead, Jyrin Woods.

By Chris Pike

Reserves Grand Final Preview v West Perth

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 3:27 PM

SOUTH Fremantle and West Perth finished 2013 as the two most in-form reserves teams and as a result have made the grand final and are sure to play out a hard fought contest to determine the premiers.

The Bulldogs reserves began the season reasonably slowly as did their league side with a host of injuries and young players still adjusting to senior football, but the longer the 2013 campaign went the better the whole senior squad went.
South Fremantle's league team finished off the season with some momentum and the improved form of the main side meant that there were more quality players in the reserves line-up, and more players looking to pressing up for a league berth.
South Fremantle's reserves lost its first two games to Claremont and Perth and then again lost two more in Round 11 to East Fremantle and Round 12 to Subiaco, but since then the Bulldogs have been outstanding.
There was a hiccup against West Perth in Round 18, but aside from that South Fremantle's reserves won eight of its last nine games to finish the home and away season in second position on the ladder.
That set up a second semi-final against Perth and the Bulldogs held on to win by five points to advance straight through to the grand final.
West Perth lost its first three games of the reserves season and then sat at 1-6 after eight rounds, but things then began to turn with three straight wins and now the Falcons have not lost since going down to Swan Districts at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval in Round 15.
The Falcons won seven straight matches over Peel, South Fremantle, East Perth, Peel, Perth, East Fremantle and Swan Districts to qualify for the finals from fourth position.
And in the finals, West Perth beat East Perth in the first semi-final at Claremont Oval by nine points to book in a preliminary final berth where the Falcons downed the minor premier Perth by 42 points to book in a grand final spot on a nine-game winning run.
South Fremantle and West Perth met just twice during the season with the Bulldogs winning at Fremantle Oval in Round 4 by 19 points and then the Falcons prevailed by 34 points at Arena Joondalup in Round 18.
South Fremantle's reserves have not won a premiership since 2009 when both the Bulldogs' league and reserves sides were triumphant.
Remarkably, West Perth's reserves has not won a premiership since 1960 and also in that year both the Falcons' league and reserves teams won the flag.
Both teams are full of a combination of league experienced and youthful talent as well.
South Fremantle even has a league premiership player in its midst from 2009 with Reece Adams lining up for the Bulldogs after managing just 12 matches in the league side this year to take his career tally to 61.
Jarrad Winter has also played 65 league games for the Bulldogs and will line-up in the grand final along with fellow experienced campaigners Shaun Bewick and Alex Grima.
Warrick Andreoli, Tyler Hall, Blaine Johnson, Tim Kelly, James Laurino, Jason Maskos, Kaiden Matera, Justin Monaco, Marlon Pickett, Kingsley Smith, Zac Strom and Brendan Verrier will also play for South Fremantle in the grand final after having played at least one league game in 2013.
West Perth's reserves team won't be without some league experience either and as usual with a club with a league side in the grand final also, there's usually a player or several players who are unlucky not to be in the main show.
Trent Manzone fits that bill for West Perth this year after making way in the league side for returning vice-captain Luke Tedesco.
Manzone played 14 straight matches for the West Perth league side this year to close out the season after being recruited from Queensland, and also lined up in the second semi-final win over Claremont but he is the unlucky man to make way for Tedesco.
Ruckman Frank Stockley has been outstanding all year as well in the reserves and won the Prendergast Medal but he also missed selection in the league side as have exciting youngsters Brayden Antonio and Matt Johnson meaning they will play in the reserves grand final.
Ben McNamara, Joe Morrow, Luke Meadows, James Batterham and Kris Shannon will also play having played at least one league game this season with James Embley, Michael Mascoulis and Drew Rohde having previously played league football as well.
Bounce down for the reserves grand final at Patersons Stadium, Subiaco on Sunday will be at 11.30am.
SOUTH FREMANTLE TEAM:
Reece Adams, Warrick Andreoli, Shaun Bewick, Myles Bolger, Steven Borovac, Rhys D'Alton, Jayden D'Vauz, Alex Grima, Tyler Hall, Dale Hamilton, Blaine Johnson, Tim Kelly, James Laurino, Jason Maskos, Kaiden Matera, Justin Monaco, Simon Panizza, Joseph Pantano, Jarrod Parry, Marlon Pickett, Michael Russell, Kingsley Smith, Zac Strom, Anthony Van Manen, Brendan Verrier, Jarrad Winter.
WEST PERTH TEAM:
Max Alexander, Brayden Antonio, James Batterham, Cameron Branch, Corey Chalmers, James Embley, Stephen Healy, Matt Johnson, Joel Latham, Aidan Lynch, Trent Manzone, Michael Mascoulis, Ben McNamara, Mitch McPhee, Luke Meadows, Jordan Mills, Samuel Money, Joel Morrow, Ben O'Regan, Drew Rohde, Tom Shadbolt, Kris Shannon, Frank Stockley, Tim Sutherland, Jack Thrum, Mitch van Berlo.
By Chris PikeSOUTH Fremantle and West Perth finished 2013 as the two most in-form reserves teams and as a result have made the grand final and are sure to play out a hard fought contest to determine the premiers.

The Bulldogs reserves began the season reasonably slowly as did their league side with a host of injuries and young players still adjusting to senior football, but the longer the 2013 campaign went the better the whole senior squad went.

South Fremantle's league team finished off the season with some momentum and the improved form of the main side meant that there were more quality players in the reserves line-up, and more players looking to pressing up for a league berth.

South Fremantle's reserves lost its first two games to Claremont and Perth and then again lost two more in Round 11 to East Fremantle and Round 12 to Subiaco, but since then the Bulldogs have been outstanding.

There was a hiccup against West Perth in Round 18, but aside from that South Fremantle's reserves won eight of its last nine games to finish the home and away season in second position on the ladder.

That set up a second semi-final against Perth and the Bulldogs held on to win by five points to advance straight through to the grand final.

West Perth lost its first three games of the reserves season and then sat at 1-6 after eight rounds, but things then began to turn with three straight wins and now the Falcons have not lost since going down to Swan Districts at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval in Round 15.

The Falcons won seven straight matches over Peel, South Fremantle, East Perth, Peel, Perth, East Fremantle and Swan Districts to qualify for the finals from fourth position.

And in the finals, West Perth beat East Perth in the first semi-final at Claremont Oval by nine points to book in a preliminary final berth where the Falcons downed the minor premier Perth by 42 points to book in a grand final spot on a nine-game winning run.

South Fremantle and West Perth met just twice during the season with the Bulldogs winning at Fremantle Oval in Round 4 by 19 points and then the Falcons prevailed by 34 points at Arena Joondalup in Round 18.

South Fremantle's reserves have not won a premiership since 2009 when both the Bulldogs' league and reserves sides were triumphant.

Remarkably, West Perth's reserves has not won a premiership since 1960 and also in that year both the Falcons' league and reserves teams won the flag.

Both teams are full of a combination of league experienced and youthful talent as well.

South Fremantle even has a league premiership player in its midst from 2009 with Reece Adams lining up for the Bulldogs after managing just 12 matches in the league side this year to take his career tally to 61.

Jarrad Winter has also played 65 league games for the Bulldogs and will line-up in the grand final along with fellow experienced campaigners Shaun Bewick and Alex Grima.

Warrick Andreoli, Tyler Hall, Blaine Johnson, Tim Kelly, James Laurino, Jason Maskos, Kaiden Matera, Justin Monaco, Marlon Pickett, Kingsley Smith, Zac Strom and Brendan Verrier will also play for South Fremantle in the grand final after having played at least one league game in 2013.

West Perth's reserves team won't be without some league experience either and as usual with a club with a league side in the grand final also, there's usually a player or several players who are unlucky not to be in the main show.

Trent Manzone fits that bill for West Perth this year after making way in the league side for returning vice-captain Luke Tedesco.

Manzone played 14 straight matches for the West Perth league side this year to close out the season after being recruited from Queensland, and also lined up in the second semi-final win over Claremont but he is the unlucky man to make way for Tedesco.

Ruckman Frank Stockley has been outstanding all year as well in the reserves and won the Prendergast Medal but he also missed selection in the league side as have exciting youngsters Brayden Antonio and Matt Johnson meaning they will play in the reserves grand final.

Ben McNamara, Joe Morrow, Luke Meadows, James Batterham and Kris Shannon will also play having played at least one league game this season with James Embley, Michael Mascoulis and Drew Rohde having previously played league football as well.

Bounce down for the reserves grand final at Patersons Stadium, Subiaco on Sunday will be at 11.30am.

SOUTH FREMANTLE TEAM:

Reece Adams, Warrick Andreoli, Shaun Bewick, Myles Bolger, Steven Borovac, Rhys D'Alton, Jayden D'Vauz, Alex Grima, Tyler Hall, Dale Hamilton, Blaine Johnson, Tim Kelly, James Laurino, Jason Maskos, Kaiden Matera, Justin Monaco, Simon Panizza, Joseph Pantano, Jarrod Parry, Marlon Pickett, Michael Russell, Kingsley Smith, Zac Strom, Anthony Van Manen, Brendan Verrier, Jarrad Winter.

WEST PERTH TEAM:

Max Alexander, Brayden Antonio, James Batterham, Cameron Branch, Corey Chalmers, James Embley, Stephen Healy, Matt Johnson, Joel Latham, Aidan Lynch, Trent Manzone, Michael Mascoulis, Ben McNamara, Mitch McPhee, Luke Meadows, Jordan Mills, Samuel Money, Joel Morrow, Ben O'Regan, Drew Rohde, Tom Shadbolt, Kris Shannon, Frank Stockley, Tim Sutherland, Jack Thrum, Mitch van Berlo.

By Chris Pike

Bulldogs colts and reserves look ahead to grand finals

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 6:03 PM

FOR the first time since 2004 both the South Fremantle colts and reserves teams have advanced straight through to the WAFL grand final after winning their second semi-final match-ups.

South Fremantle last had two teams in grand finals in 2009 when the league and reserves sides both were victorious to win premierships, and also to help the Bulldogs to claim the Rodriguez Shield for the season.
With the league and reserves teams haven’t been able to make it back to a grand final between 2010 and 2012, the colts have dominated the competition winning premierships in 2011 and 2012, and now again being in the grand final of 2013.
The South Fremantle reserves team also joins the colts in a grand final this Sunday at Subiaco's Patersons Stadium making it the first time any two Bulldogs teams will take part in the big day since 2009, and the first time the colts and reserves have both been there since 2004.
However, in 2004 the colts went down to Peel Thunder to start off grand final day while the reserves managed to beat Claremont by 59 points to win the premiership.
While South Fremantle's league and reserves teams both won premierships in 2009, Sunday presents the Bulldogs' reserves and colts the opportunity to win flags in the same year since they achieved the feat in 1985.
The colts teams of the past two years have produced some outstanding AFL and WAFL talent as well.
From the 2011 side that beat Claremont by 44 points in the grand final, Haiden Schloithe, Adam Carter, Mason Shaw, Shane Kersten and Josh Bootsma are now in the AFL.
On top of that, Shannon Burnett, Jason Maskos, Brendan Verrier, James Laurino and Jacob Martinez have all played league football with South Fremantle.
The Bulldogs' colts then made it back-to-back flags last year with a thumping 58-point grand final win over East Fremantle with Shaw and Sam Rundle kicking five goals apiece.
Marvin Warrell, Brendan Verrier, Adam Carter, Sean Lynch, Simon Panizza, Shaw, Dale Hamilton, Emmanuel Collard and Robert Thompson all played in both premiership teams meaning they have all stepped up into being senior footballers to open up room for other youngsters to step up.
Jacob Dragovich, Bailey Matera, Tim Stewart, Braden Fimmano and Jakeb Tartaglia are among those players to step up and become key players in the South Fremantle colts team of 2013.
Matthew Ah Siu has been the Bulldogs colts leading goalkicker with 25 from 20 matches but Willie Rioli came home with a rush booting 24 in just six games after beginning his season playing in the reserves.
Jermaine Lewis and Ben Sokol have both kicked 21 goals apiece for the colts side in 2013 while Cameron McCarthy kicked 20 in eight matches before going down injured.
South Fremantle's colts came from behind to beat minor premiers Claremont by 23 points at Claremont Oval last Sunday to qualify for a third successive grand final with the Bulldogs colts now one win away from an incredible hat-trick of premierships.
Claremont bounced back from losing that second semi-final to South Fremantle by beating Subiaco in Sunday's preliminary final at Claremont Oval again to set up a grand final with the Bulldogs this Sunday at Patersons Stadium with bounce down at 8.30am.
Meanwhile, South Fremantle's reserves have put together an outstanding second half of the 2013 season.
The Bulldogs reserves are highlighting the improved depth of the senior squad and got into the grand final with a week's break by downing the minor premier Perth in the second semi-final at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval by five points.
The South Fremantle reserves team from that second semi-final win over Perth was a strong one featuring 16 players who played at least one game in 2013, and 18 who have played league football previously.
One of those, Reece Adams, was a league premiership player in 2009 so he is no stranger to grand final day and the big occasion.
Then there is experienced senior footballers like Shaun Bewick, Alex Grima and Jarrad Winter in the South Fremantle line-up also.
Marlon Pickett could very well be the most exciting young talent in the country after his amazing league debut in the Round 23 victory at Fremantle Oval over grand finalists East Perth.
The 21-year-old could further enhance his reputation and put himself in position to be drafted with a grand final in the reserves on Sunday.
Blaine Johnson, Brendan Verrier, Tim Kelly, James Laurino and Warrick Andreoli are young players who also played some good league football in 2013 so the South Fremantle reserves side heads into the grand final on Sunday full of talent and confidence.
Of those, Kelly cemented himself as a permanent midfielder in the second half of the season in the league side while Verrier was terrific on the wing in the last month of the season, Andreoli found good form as a running defender and Laurino did outstanding run-with jobs on the likes of Subiaco's Jarrod Kayler-Thomson and East Perth's, and West Coast's, Cale Morton.
Awaiting South Fremantle in the reserves grand final that bounces down at 11.30am is a West Perth team which has now won nine straight matches following its win over Perth in Sunday's preliminary final at Claremont Oval.
Without hesitation, having both the colts and reserves teams in grand finals in 2013 is a tremendous sign that the club is heading in a strong direction with exciting signs for the future.
The league side showed good signs in the second half of 2013 as well so with the majority of those players to stick around and be part of the club again in 2014, and with players from the colts and reserves grand final a chance to step up, the future is looking incredibly bright for the South Fremantle Football Club.
By Chris PikeFOR the first time since 2004 both the South Fremantle colts and reserves teams have advanced straight through to the WAFL grand final after winning their second semi-final match-ups.

South Fremantle last had two teams in grand finals in 2009 when the league and reserves sides both were victorious to win premierships, and also to help the Bulldogs to claim the Rodriguez Shield for the season.

With the league and reserves teams haven’t been able to make it back to a grand final between 2010 and 2012, the colts have dominated the competition winning premierships in 2011 and 2012, and now again being in the grand final of 2013.

The South Fremantle reserves team also joins the colts in a grand final this Sunday at Subiaco's Patersons Stadium making it the first time any two Bulldogs teams will take part in the big day since 2009, and the first time the colts and reserves have both been there since 2004.

However, in 2004 the colts went down to Peel Thunder to start off grand final day while the reserves managed to beat Claremont by 59 points to win the premiership.

While South Fremantle's league and reserves teams both won premierships in 2009, Sunday presents the Bulldogs' reserves and colts the opportunity to win flags in the same year since they achieved the feat in 1985.

The colts teams of the past two years have produced some outstanding AFL and WAFL talent as well.

From the 2011 side that beat Claremont by 44 points in the grand final, Haiden Schloithe, Adam Carter, Mason Shaw, Shane Kersten and Josh Bootsma are now in the AFL.

On top of that, Shannon Burnett, Jason Maskos, Brendan Verrier, James Laurino and Jacob Martinez have all played league football with South Fremantle.

The Bulldogs' colts then made it back-to-back flags last year with a thumping 58-point grand final win over East Fremantle with Shaw and Sam Rundle kicking five goals apiece.

Marvin Warrell, Brendan Verrier, Adam Carter, Sean Lynch, Simon Panizza, Shaw, Dale Hamilton, Emmanuel Collard and Robert Thompson all played in both premiership teams meaning they have all stepped up into being senior footballers to open up room for other youngsters to step up.

Jacob Dragovich, Bailey Matera, Tim Stewart, Braden Fimmano and Jakeb Tartaglia are among those players to step up and become key players in the South Fremantle colts team of 2013.

Matthew Ah Siu has been the Bulldogs colts leading goalkicker with 25 from 20 matches but Willie Rioli came home with a rush booting 24 in just six games after beginning his season playing in the reserves.

Jermaine Lewis and Ben Sokol have both kicked 21 goals apiece for the colts side in 2013 while Cameron McCarthy kicked 20 in eight matches before going down injured.

South Fremantle's colts came from behind to beat minor premiers Claremont by 23 points at Claremont Oval last Sunday to qualify for a third successive grand final with the Bulldogs colts now one win away from an incredible hat-trick of premierships.

Claremont bounced back from losing that second semi-final to South Fremantle by beating Subiaco in Sunday's preliminary final at Claremont Oval again to set up a grand final with the Bulldogs this Sunday at Patersons Stadium with bounce down at 8.30am.

Meanwhile, South Fremantle's reserves have put together an outstanding second half of the 2013 season.

The Bulldogs reserves are highlighting the improved depth of the senior squad and got into the grand final with a week's break by downing the minor premier Perth in the second semi-final at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval by five points.

The South Fremantle reserves team from that second semi-final win over Perth was a strong one featuring 16 players who played at least one game in 2013, and 18 who have played league football previously.

One of those, Reece Adams, was a league premiership player in 2009 so he is no stranger to grand final day and the big occasion.

Then there is experienced senior footballers like Shaun Bewick, Alex Grima and Jarrad Winter in the South Fremantle line-up also.

Marlon Pickett could very well be the most exciting young talent in the country after his amazing league debut in the Round 23 victory at Fremantle Oval over grand finalists East Perth.

The 21-year-old could further enhance his reputation and put himself in position to be drafted with a grand final in the reserves on Sunday.

Blaine Johnson, Brendan Verrier, Tim Kelly, James Laurino and Warrick Andreoli are young players who also played some good league football in 2013 so the South Fremantle reserves side heads into the grand final on Sunday full of talent and confidence.

Of those, Kelly cemented himself as a permanent midfielder in the second half of the season in the league side while Verrier was terrific on the wing in the last month of the season, Andreoli found good form as a running defender and Laurino did outstanding run-with jobs on the likes of Subiaco's Jarrod Kayler-Thomson and East Perth's, and West Coast's, Cale Morton.

Awaiting South Fremantle in the reserves grand final that bounces down at 11.30am is a West Perth team which has now won nine straight matches following its win over Perth in Sunday's preliminary final at Claremont Oval.

Without hesitation, having both the colts and reserves teams in grand finals in 2013 is a tremendous sign that the club is heading in a strong direction with exciting signs for the future.

The league side showed good signs in the second half of 2013 as well so with the majority of those players to stick around and be part of the club again in 2014, and with players from the colts and reserves grand final a chance to step up, the future is looking incredibly bright for the South Fremantle Football Club.

By Chris Pike

Sandover Medal Preview

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 6:41 PM

SOUTH Fremantle might only have an outside chance of providing the Sandover Medal winner of 2013 but a host of Bulldogs players had eye-catching seasons and could end up polling well.

The Sandover Medal count will be streamed live on thewest.com.au from 9pm and is available by clicking here: http://sandover-live.thewest.com.au/
It will also be broadcast live on 990am Information Radio from 7pm.
The Bulldogs might have only won six matches during the 2013 season, but actually performed strongly in most of the 20 games of the campaign and were a chance to win more than half of the matches they ended up losing.
That means that South Fremantle will likely end up polling a reasonable number of votes throughout the night and a Bulldogs player might end up finishing at the pointy end of the leaderboard.
While it is widely expected that the Sandover Medallist for 2013 will come from midfielders Jake Murphy (Claremont), Rory O'Brien (East Fremantle) and Brendan Lee (East Perth), or ruckmen Paul Johnson (East Perth) and Mark Seaby (Claremont), there is plenty of interest from a South Fremantle perspective.
It wouldn’t surprise to see South Fremantle's leading vote getter just happen to be the most experienced player in the league either with 298-game veteran Kris Miller having another outstanding despite being ineligible to win due to a one-game suspension.
The 32-year-old missed Round 5 due to that suspension in what was the first game he has missed since joining South Fremantle in 2007, but he had a terrific season.
It started in his customary role as a midfielder in the first half of the year where he again showed his ability to rack up plenty of the ball and win endless clearances from stoppages.
However, late in the year he then switched to a half-forward role and was fantastic. He might not have won as much of the ball, but his influence was enormous including kicking a career-best five goals in the Round 23 win over grand finalists East Perth.
Captain Ryan Cook also had an outstanding season leading the Bulldogs whether on the wing or on the ball.
Cook, in his third season with South Fremantle, led from the front averaging 25.4 possessions a game including 34 in Round 22, 31 in Rounds 10 and 11, and 30 in Rounds 6, 18 and 20.
Mitch Banner had a big impact in his first season with South Fremantle coming from Port Adelaide in the AFL and ended up as the Bulldogs' leading ball winner and goalkicker.
He averaged 26.7 disposals a game including 35 in Round 14, 34 in Round 7, 32 in both Round 6 and 22, 31 in Round 19 and 30 in Rounds 8 and 10.
Banner also kicked five goals in Round 18 while adding three in Rounds 1, 3 and 16, and two in Rounds 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15 and 24.
Experienced AFL ruckmen Seaby and Johnson might have received plenty of recognition of the best big men in the WAFL this season, but South Fremantle big man Sean Tighe certainly deserves to be considered right up there.
He gathered plenty of the bal averaging over 19 possessions a game including a high of 31 in Round 9 while finished the season averaging 28 hit outs including a high of 42 in Round 4. It wouldn’t surprise at all to see him rack up plenty of votes.
Haiden Schloithe also was terrific for South Fremantle this season in his 16 matches where as an on-baller, wingman or playing off half-back. The Fremantle rookie averaged 20.8 touches and picked up highs of 32 in Round 10, 28 in Rounds 18 and 20, and 25 in Round 23 before injuring his ankle.
Then there are a couple of South Fremantle's exciting youngsters who might well pick up some votes for their eye-catching performances.
Jacob Martinez showed good signs in the league side in the second half of 2012 and carried that on all for all of this season proving himself one of the best tackles and defensive midfielders in the competition.
However, he also showed he could win his own ball picking up 20 more possessions in Rounds 11, 12, 14, 20 and 25.
Then there was Tim Kelly who was still eligible to play colts, but came into the league side in Round 10 and stayed there for the rest of the season averaging over 19 possessions a game.
Ashton Hams played just nine games, but was outstanding in each of them so could poll well while it will be interesting that the umpires make of the strong years of defenders Nick Borovac, Dylan Ross and Adam McIntosh.
RYAN COOK (South Fremantle)
19 games, 483 possessions, 10 goals, 115 marks
Certain votes: 1 (Round 11)
Possible votes: 10 (Rounds 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23)
Games missed: 1
MITCH BANNER (South Fremantle)
20 games, 533 possessions, 33 goals, 123 marks
Certain votes: 1 (Round 18)
Possible votes: 5 (Rounds 7, 8, 14, 15, 16)
Games missed: 0
HAIDEN SCHLOITHE (South Fremantle)
16 games, 333 possessions, 9 goals, 49 marks, 58 tackles
Certain votes: 1 (Round 20)
Possible votes: 1 (Rounds 4)
Games missed: 4
SEAN TIGHE (South Fremantle)
19 games, 363 possessions, 4 goals, 115 marks, 532 hit outs
Certain votes: 3 (Round 9, 15, 24)
Possible votes: 9 (Rounds 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 14, 20, 23)
Games missed: 1
JACOB MARTINEZ (South Fremantle)
18 games, 321 possessions, 3 goals, 46 marks, 94 tackles
Certain votes: 0 
Possible votes: 6 (Rounds 9, 11, 12, 14, 20, 22)
Games missed: 2
TIM KELLY (South Fremantle)
12 games, 228 possessions, 5 goals, 41 marks, 32 tackles
Certain votes: 0
Possible votes: 7 (Rounds 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23)
Games missed: 8
By Chris PikeSOUTH Fremantle might only have an outside chance of providing the Sandover Medal winner of 2013 but a host of Bulldogs players had eye-catching seasons and could end up polling well.

The Sandover Medal count will be streamed live on thewest.com.au from 9pm and is available by clicking here: http://sandover-live.thewest.com.au/

It will also be broadcast live on 990am Information Radio from 7pm.

The Bulldogs might have only won six matches during the 2013 season, but actually performed strongly in most of the 20 games of the campaign and were a chance to win more than half of the matches they ended up losing.

That means that South Fremantle will likely end up polling a reasonable number of votes throughout the night and a Bulldogs player might end up finishing at the pointy end of the leaderboard.

While it is widely expected that the Sandover Medallist for 2013 will come from midfielders Jake Murphy (Claremont), Rory O'Brien (East Fremantle) and Brendan Lee (East Perth), or ruckmen Paul Johnson (East Perth) and Mark Seaby (Claremont), there is plenty of interest from a South Fremantle perspective.

It wouldn’t surprise to see South Fremantle's leading vote getter just happen to be the most experienced player in the league either with 298-game veteran Kris Miller having another outstanding despite being ineligible to win due to a one-game suspension.

The 32-year-old missed Round 5 due to that suspension in what was the first game he has missed since joining South Fremantle in 2007, but he had a terrific season.

It started in his customary role as a midfielder in the first half of the year where he again showed his ability to rack up plenty of the ball and win endless clearances from stoppages.

However, late in the year he then switched to a half-forward role and was fantastic. He might not have won as much of the ball, but his influence was enormous including kicking a career-best five goals in the Round 23 win over grand finalists East Perth.

Captain Ryan Cook also had an outstanding season leading the Bulldogs whether on the wing or on the ball.

Cook, in his third season with South Fremantle, led from the front averaging 25.4 possessions a game including 34 in Round 22, 31 in Rounds 10 and 11, and 30 in Rounds 6, 18 and 20.

Mitch Banner had a big impact in his first season with South Fremantle coming from Port Adelaide in the AFL and ended up as the Bulldogs' leading ball winner and goalkicker.

He averaged 26.7 disposals a game including 35 in Round 14, 34 in Round 7, 32 in both Round 6 and 22, 31 in Round 19 and 30 in Rounds 8 and 10.

Banner also kicked five goals in Round 18 while adding three in Rounds 1, 3 and 16, and two in Rounds 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15 and 24.

Experienced AFL ruckmen Seaby and Johnson might have received plenty of recognition of the best big men in the WAFL this season, but South Fremantle big man Sean Tighe certainly deserves to be considered right up there.

He gathered plenty of the bal averaging over 19 possessions a game including a high of 31 in Round 9 while finished the season averaging 28 hit outs including a high of 42 in Round 4. It wouldn’t surprise at all to see him rack up plenty of votes.

Haiden Schloithe also was terrific for South Fremantle this season in his 16 matches where as an on-baller, wingman or playing off half-back. The Fremantle rookie averaged 20.8 touches and picked up highs of 32 in Round 10, 28 in Rounds 18 and 20, and 25 in Round 23 before injuring his ankle.

Then there are a couple of South Fremantle's exciting youngsters who might well pick up some votes for their eye-catching performances.

Jacob Martinez showed good signs in the league side in the second half of 2012 and carried that on all for all of this season proving himself one of the best tackles and defensive midfielders in the competition.

However, he also showed he could win his own ball picking up 20 more possessions in Rounds 11, 12, 14, 20 and 25.

Then there was Tim Kelly who was still eligible to play colts, but came into the league side in Round 10 and stayed there for the rest of the season averaging over 19 possessions a game.

Ashton Hams played just nine games, but was outstanding in each of them so could poll well while it will be interesting that the umpires make of the strong years of defenders Nick Borovac, Dylan Ross and Adam McIntosh.

RYAN COOK

19 games, 483 possessions, 10 goals, 115 marks

Certain votes: 1 (Round 11)

Possible votes: 10 (Rounds 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23)

Games missed: 1

MITCH BANNER

20 games, 533 possessions, 33 goals, 123 marks

Certain votes: 1 (Round 18)

Possible votes: 5 (Rounds 7, 8, 14, 15, 16)

Games missed: 0

HAIDEN SCHLOITHE

16 games, 333 possessions, 9 goals, 49 marks, 58 tackles

Certain votes: 1 (Round 20)

Possible votes: 1 (Rounds 4)

Games missed: 4

SEAN TIGHE

19 games, 363 possessions, 4 goals, 115 marks, 532 hit outs

Certain votes: 3 (Round 9, 15, 24)

Possible votes: 9 (Rounds 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 14, 20, 23)

Games missed: 1

JACOB MARTINEZ

18 games, 321 possessions, 3 goals, 46 marks, 94 tackles

Certain votes:

Possible votes: 6 (Rounds 9, 11, 12, 14, 20, 22)

Games missed: 2

TIM KELLY

12 games, 228 possessions, 5 goals, 41 marks, 32 tackles

Certain votes: 0

Possible votes: 7 (Rounds 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23)

Games missed: 8

By Chris Pike

South Fremantle colts into third straight grand final

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 12:04 AM

SOUTH Fremantle's colts dominated Claremont after half-time in Sunday's second semi-final to qualify for a third straight WAFL grand final.

The Bulldogs have been the dominant colts team of the last two years winning back-to-back premierships in 2011 and 2012.
That performance already equals the teams of 2002 and 2003 who won back-to-back flags but South Fremantle's best performances in the colts came between 1982 and 1985 when the Bulldogs won an incredible four straight colts premierships.
The colts team of 2013 might have been as dominant a force through the home and away season, but did finish the season in its best form of the year having won the last seven games to guarantee second spot on the ladder.
That set up a second semi-final berth with Claremont at Claremont Oval on Sunday, and in the end South Fremantle prevailed 13.13 (91) to 10.8 (68) to advance straight to a third straight colts grand final.
While a host of stars from the last two colts premiership teams have moved on to either the AFL or to become regular WAFL league players, Matthew Gundry, Ben Sokol, Dylan Main and Tom Vandeleur all played in Sunday's win over Claremont who played in last year's grand final win over East Fremantle.
South Fremantle started the second semi-final solidly enough to lead by four points at quarter-time, but Claremont took control in the second term booting six goals to one to appear well on top at the main break leading by 24 points.
The Bulldogs stormed back into the game during the third quarter, though, kicking four goals to two to be just trailing by eight points at three quarter-time.
It was then all South Fremantle in the final quarter with the two-time defending premiers piling on five goals to nil from Claremont to secure the 23-point victory.
One of those premiership players from last year, Sokol, was outstanding on Sunday finishing with 19 possessions, six marks, four tackles, five inside-50 entries and five goals.
Bailey Matera was also tremendous for the Bulldogs with 26 possessions, five inside 50s and two goals. Willie Rioli and Traye Bennell also booted two goals apiece.
William Frampton was another strong contributor with 18 touches, five marks and 10 hit outs with Vandeleur gathering 18 possessions, Main 18, Jarrod Garlett 17 and Braden Fimmano 16.
South Fremantle's colts now get to sit back and await finding out who its opponent in the 2013 grand final will be at Subiaco's Patersons Stadium on Sunday September 22.
The preliminary final is being played at Claremont Oval this Sunday morning between Claremont and Subiaco.
SOUTH FREMANTLE 3.1 4.4 8.10 13.13 (91)
CLAREMONT 2.3 8.4 10.6 10.8 (68)
SOUTH FREMANTLE – Goals: Sokol 5; Matera, Bennell, Rioli 2; Fimmano, Ah Chee.
Best: Sokol, Matera, Ah Chee, Main, Garlett, Frampton, Vandeleur. 
CLAREMONT – Goals: McCracken 2; Law, Lim, Fiegert, Court, Hardisty, Bevan, Watson, Cameron.
Best: Hardisty, Law, Waterman, Lim, McCracken.
By Chris PikeSOUTH Fremantle's colts dominated Claremont after half-time in Sunday's second semi-final to qualify for a third straight WAFL grand final.

The Bulldogs have been the dominant colts team of the last two years winning back-to-back premierships in 2011 and 2012.

That performance already equals the teams of 2002 and 2003 who won back-to-back flags but South Fremantle's best performances in the colts came between 1982 and 1985 when the Bulldogs won an incredible four straight colts premierships.

The colts team of 2013 might have been as dominant a force through the home and away season, but did finish the season in its best form of the year having won the last seven games to guarantee second spot on the ladder.

That set up a second semi-final berth with Claremont at Claremont Oval on Sunday, and in the end South Fremantle prevailed 13.13 (91) to 10.8 (68) to advance straight to a third straight colts grand final.

While a host of stars from the last two colts premiership teams have moved on to either the AFL or to become regular WAFL league players, Matthew Gundry, Ben Sokol, Dylan Main and Tom Vandeleur all played in Sunday's win over Claremont who played in last year's grand final win over East Fremantle.

South Fremantle started the second semi-final solidly enough to lead by four points at quarter-time, but Claremont took control in the second term booting six goals to one to appear well on top at the main break leading by 24 points.

The Bulldogs stormed back into the game during the third quarter, though, kicking four goals to two to be just trailing by eight points at three quarter-time.

It was then all South Fremantle in the final quarter with the two-time defending premiers piling on five goals to nil from Claremont to secure the 23-point victory.

One of those premiership players from last year, Sokol, was outstanding on Sunday finishing with 19 possessions, six marks, four tackles, five inside-50 entries and five goals.

Bailey Matera was also tremendous for the Bulldogs with 26 possessions, five inside 50s and two goals. Willie Rioli and Traye Bennell also booted two goals apiece.

William Frampton was another strong contributor with 18 touches, five marks and 10 hit outs with Vandeleur gathering 18 possessions, Main 18, Jarrod Garlett 17 and Braden Fimmano 16.

South Fremantle's colts now get to sit back and await finding out who its opponent in the 2013 grand final will be at Subiaco's Patersons Stadium on Sunday September 22.

The preliminary final is being played at Claremont Oval this Sunday morning between Claremont and Subiaco.

SOUTH FREMANTLE 3.1 4.4 8.10 13.13 (91)

CLAREMONT 2.3 8.4 10.6 10.8 (68)

SOUTH FREMANTLE – Goals: Sokol 5; Matera, Bennell, Rioli 2; Fimmano, Ah Chee.

Best: Sokol, Matera, Ah Chee, Main, Garlett, Frampton, Vandeleur. 

CLAREMONT – Goals: McCracken 2; Law, Lim, Fiegert, Court, Hardisty, Bevan, Watson, Cameron.

Best: Hardisty, Law, Waterman, Lim, McCracken.

By Chris Pike

Bulldogs reserves go straight into 2013 grand final

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 8:02 PM

SOUTH Fremantle's reserves have won straight through to the 2013 WAFL grand final by winning its sixth straight match in Sunday's second semi-final against Perth by five points.

The Bulldogs' reserves team finished the home and away season in outstanding form winning five matches on the trot, including a 91-point Round 24 thumping over the minor premier Perth, to secure second position on the ladder.
That set up a clash on Sunday at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval with a grand final berth up for grabs and the opponent just happened to be the same Demons team that the Bulldogs had beaten by almost 100 points the previous week.
At the super early bounce down time of 9.05am, South Fremantle started strongly at the Bassendean venue against Perth kicking five goals to one in the opening quarter to lead by 21 points at the first break.
The Demons were able to hit back in the second term with four goals to just two from the Bulldogs with South Fremantle holding onto an 11-point lead at the main break.
South Fremantle again started strongly in the third quarter kicking three goals to just one from Perth to see the Bulldogs open up a 26-point lead at three quarter-time.
Perth had finished the home and away season as the minor premier, though, and the Demons had some quality league players in their side including Joel Leeson, Haydn Busher, Kane Ransted, Joel Houghton and Jarrad Irons, and they wouldn’t go away.
The Demons kicked five goals to two in the last quarter to get to as close as five points in the dying stages, but South Fremantle held on for the 12.11 (83) to 11.12 (78) victory.
Alex Grima, Jarrad Winter and Kingsley Smith all kicked two goals apiece for the South Fremantle reserves.
Jason Maskos played the first six games of 2013 in the league side and showed his talent again in the second semi-final for the reserves on Sunday finishing with 23 possessions and a goal.
Reece Adams played 12 league matches in 2013 and is also a premiership player from 2009, and was a strong contributor on Sunday with 19 possessions.
As well as kicking his two goals, Grima finished with 18 disposals and six inside-50 entries while James Laurino carried on his form from late in the year with the league side with 19 disposals on Sunday.
Jarrod Parry picked up 17 possessions for the Bulldogs, Winter 17 to go with his two goals, Warrick Andreoli 17, Tim Kelly 15 and Marlon Pickett 15.
Myles Bolger also had a good morning in the ruck with 12 touches, five marks and 14 hit outs.
The second semi-final win sees South Fremantle win straight into the 2013 grand final at Subiaco's Patersons Stadium on Sunday September 22.
The Bulldogs will play the winner of this Sunday's preliminary final between Perth and West Perth at Claremont Oval.
SOUTH FREMANTLE 5.1 7.4 10.9 12.11 (83)
PERTH 1.4 5.5 6.7 11.12 (78)
SOUTH FREMANTLE – Goals: Smith, Winter, Grima 2; Parry, Maskos, Matera, Kelly, Pickett, Johnson.
Best: Maskos, Laurino, Adams, Grima, Winter, Pickett, Parry.
PERTH – Goals: Houghton 3; Manuel 2; Leeson, Stuart, Sandilands, Star, Chrimes, Fry.
Best: Irons, Leeson, Hug, Busher, Hunt, Richardson.
By Chris PikeSOUTH Fremantle's reserves have won straight through to the 2013 WAFL grand final by winning its sixth straight match in Sunday's second semi-final against Perth by five points.

The Bulldogs' reserves team finished the home and away season in outstanding form winning five matches on the trot, including a 91-point Round 24 thumping over the minor premier Perth, to secure second position on the ladder.

That set up a clash on Sunday at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval with a grand final berth up for grabs and the opponent just happened to be the same Demons team that the Bulldogs had beaten by almost 100 points the previous week.

At the super early bounce down time of 9.05am, South Fremantle started strongly at the Bassendean venue against Perth kicking five goals to one in the opening quarter to lead by 21 points at the first break.

The Demons were able to hit back in the second term with four goals to just two from the Bulldogs with South Fremantle holding onto an 11-point lead at the main break.

South Fremantle again started strongly in the third quarter kicking three goals to just one from Perth to see the Bulldogs open up a 26-point lead at three quarter-time.

Perth had finished the home and away season as the minor premier, though, and the Demons had some quality league players in their side including Joel Leeson, Haydn Busher, Kane Ransted, Joel Houghton and Jarrad Irons, and they wouldn’t go away.

The Demons kicked five goals to two in the last quarter to get to as close as five points in the dying stages, but South Fremantle held on for the 12.11 (83) to 11.12 (78) victory.

Alex Grima, Jarrad Winter and Kingsley Smith all kicked two goals apiece for the South Fremantle reserves.

Jason Maskos played the first six games of 2013 in the league side and showed his talent again in the second semi-final for the reserves on Sunday finishing with 23 possessions and a goal.

Reece Adams played 12 league matches in 2013 and is also a premiership player from 2009, and was a strong contributor on Sunday with 19 possessions.

As well as kicking his two goals, Grima finished with 18 disposals and six inside-50 entries while James Laurino carried on his form from late in the year with the league side with 19 disposals on Sunday.

Jarrod Parry picked up 17 possessions for the Bulldogs, Winter 17 to go with his two goals, Warrick Andreoli 17, Tim Kelly 15 and Marlon Pickett 15.

Myles Bolger also had a good morning in the ruck with 12 touches, five marks and 14 hit outs.

The second semi-final win sees South Fremantle win straight into the 2013 grand final at Subiaco's Patersons Stadium on Sunday September 22.

The Bulldogs will play the winner of this Sunday's preliminary final between Perth and West Perth at Claremont Oval.

SOUTH FREMANTLE 5.1 7.4 10.9 12.11 (83)

PERTH 1.4 5.5 6.7 11.12 (78)

SOUTH FREMANTLE – Goals: Smith, Winter, Grima 2; Parry, Maskos, Matera, Kelly, Pickett, Johnson.

Best: Maskos, Laurino, Adams, Grima, Winter, Pickett, Parry.

PERTH – Goals: Houghton 3; Manuel 2; Leeson, Stuart, Sandilands, Star, Chrimes, Fry.

Best: Irons, Leeson, Hug, Busher, Hunt, Richardson.

By Chris Pike

Colts Report - Semi Final

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 5:48 PM

THE Bulldogs colts side has booked its third grand final appearance in as many years with a stirring come from behind win against Claremont at Claremont Oval on Sunday.

Both sides started with some fine play in the first quarter and the spoils were shared as they went into the first break on an even footing. Ben Sokol stood out early with some telling grabs and was the Bulldogs main avenue to goals along with 15-year-old Callum Ah Chee.

Bailey Matera was also creative early with his run and tenacity moving the ball forward to his team mates advantage. Facing the next quarter against the wind, the Claremont side proved to be the experts of the second term as they harassed the South boys and ran hard to spread from the resulting turnovers.

They showed that they can create opportunities from a determined effort and mindset. They went in the main break with a four goal buffer which may have been much larger if not for the efforts of the composed back-line of the Bulldogs.

Tom Vandeleur was a rock in defence and took many telling marks to save his side countless times. He along with Matty Gundry, Bradd McPhail, Mitch Banks and Dylan Main held fast under a barrage of offensive thrusts and were able to keep their side in touch with a rampaging Tigers side.

After some stern words from the coach, about their poor second quarter, the boys were able to play their running brand of football into the wind and eradicate the deficit quickly to gain a foothold in the contest. Bill Frampton stood tall at half forward and gave a target for the running back-line. He proved a handful by not only his height but also his second efforts on the ground.

His presence gave those around him great confidence and in doing so they all lifted. The move of Ben Sokol and Dylan Main to the midfield was definitely a major influence on the Souths side winning multiple centre clearances as ruckman Daniel Moore competed well against a much larger opponent.

This proved the telling aspect of the game as both sides were very good in converting centre breaks into scoring opportunities. The run of Jarrod Garlett and the ball use of Braden Fimmano complimented the gritty work by James Culleton around the stoppages.

With the wind in their sails the Bulldogs were relentless with their aggression and ran out a great last quarter with five goals while holding the Tigers goalless.

It was a great comeback done with style and hard work both from the playing group and the coaching staff that produced a stunning result.

The playing group were reminded that the quality second half effort has only given them an opportunity for better things if they are prepared to knuckle down and put all their energies into being ready for the biggest game of the year in two weeks’ time.

We look forward in representing the club along with Tony Walters and his reserves boys on grand final day.


Arthur Maskos
SFFC Colts Coach

Colts Second Semi-Final Preview v Claremont

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 8:51 PM

SOUTH Fremantle's colts have won the last two premierships and will be looking to make it back to another grand final heading into Sunday's second semi-final against Claremont.

The Bulldogs colts side has had yet another strong 2013 home and away season finishing in second position on the ladder to set up a second semi-final clash on Sunday against Claremont at Claremont Oval at the later bounce down time of 11.35am.
The colts teams of the past two years have produced some outstanding AFL and WAFL talent as well.
From the 2011 side that beat Claremont by 44 points in the grand final, Haiden Schloithe, Adam Carter, Mason Shaw, Shane Kersten and Josh Bootsma are now in the AFL.
On top of that, Shannon Burnett, Jason Maskos, Brendan Verrier, James Laurino and Jacob Martinez have all played league football with South Fremantle.
The Bulldogs' colts then made it back-to-back flags last year with a thumping 58-point grand final win over East Fremantle with Shaw and Sam Rundle kicking five goals apiece.
Marvin Warrell, Brendan Verrier, Adam Carter, Sean Lynch, Simon Panizza, Shaw, Dale Hamilton, Emmanuel Collard and Robert Thompson all played in both premiership teams meaning they have all stepped up into being senior footballers to open up room for other youngsters to step up.
Jacob Dragovich, Bailey Matera, Tim Stewart, Braden Fimmano and Jakeb Tartaglia are among those players to step up and become key players in the South Fremantle colts team of 2013.
Matthew Ah Siu has been the Bulldogs colts leading goalkicker with 25 from 20 matches but Willie Rioli came home with a rush booting 24 in just six games after beginning his season playing in the reserves.
Jermaine Lewis and Ben Sokol have both kicked 21 goals apiece for the colts side in 2013 while Cameron McCarthy kicked 20 in eight matches before going down injured.
Coming off the last two premierships and with a healthy turnover of players, South Fremantle's colts did lose its first two games of the season against Claremont and Perth.
They bounced back with a win over West Perth but then again lost by just three points to Swan Districts.
It was then two straight wins against Subiaco and East Fremantle before another hiccup in Round 8 against East Perth.
There were then two more wins over Peel Thunder and Claremont before successive losses in Rounds 11 and 12 against East Fremantle and Subiaco.
Three straight wins had South Fremantle back on track and then after a loss to West Perth in Round 18 at Arena Joondalup, the Bulldogs finished the season with five straight victories against East Fremantle, Subiaco, Peel, East Perth and Perth.
Now if South Fremantle is able to beat Claremont in Sunday's second semi-final at Claremont Oval the Bulldogs will be into another grand final. A loss will mean a preliminary final against the winner of the first semi-final between Perth and Subiaco being played at Steel Blue Oval.
SOUTH FREMANTLE TEAM:
Callum Ah Chee, Mathew Ah Siu, Mitchell Banks, Traye Bennell, Jordan Comeagain, James Culleton, Jye Depane, Jacob Dragovich, Braden Fimmano, William Frampton, Jarrod Garlett, Matthew Gundry, Josh Hall, Connor MacDonald, Dylan Main, Bailey Matera, Joel McComb, Bradley McPhail, Daniel Moore, Matthew Nicholson, Jarrod Pickett, Willie Rioli, Oliver Sexton, Ben Sokol, Tim Stewart, Jakeb Tartaglia, Josh Tucker, Tom Vandeleur.
CLAREMONT TEAM:
Thomas Barrass, Isaac Baum, Jack Beeck, Maximillian Bentley, Samuel Bevan, Aaron Birch, Darcy Cameron, Jack Carruthers, Harrison Court, Joel Ebert, Steven Edwards, Lawrence Evans, Joel Fiegert, Jared Hardisty, Benjamin Higgs, Timm House, Elijah Howard, Sam Humphry, Jordan Law, Ryan Lim, Harrison McCracken, Sam Petrevski-Seton, Rowen Powell, Bailey Rogers, Luke Rosher, Eddie Simpson, Nicholas Steens, Harry Taylor, Alec Waterman, Francis Watson, Mason Whitehead, Jyrin Woods.
By Chris PikeSOUTH Fremantle's colts have won the last two premierships and will be looking to make it back to another grand final heading into Sunday's second semi-final against Claremont.

The Bulldogs colts side has had yet another strong 2013 home and away season finishing in second position on the ladder to set up a second semi-final clash on Sunday against Claremont at Claremont Oval at the later bounce down time of 11.35am.

The colts teams of the past two years have produced some outstanding AFL and WAFL talent as well.

From the 2011 side that beat Claremont by 44 points in the grand final, Haiden Schloithe, Adam Carter, Mason Shaw, Shane Kersten and Josh Bootsma are now in the AFL.

On top of that, Shannon Burnett, Jason Maskos, Brendan Verrier, James Laurino and Jacob Martinez have all played league football with South Fremantle.

The Bulldogs' colts then made it back-to-back flags last year with a thumping 58-point grand final win over East Fremantle with Shaw and Sam Rundle kicking five goals apiece.

Marvin Warrell, Brendan Verrier, Adam Carter, Sean Lynch, Simon Panizza, Shaw, Dale Hamilton, Emmanuel Collard and Robert Thompson all played in both premiership teams meaning they have all stepped up into being senior footballers to open up room for other youngsters to step up.

Jacob Dragovich, Bailey Matera, Tim Stewart, Braden Fimmano and Jakeb Tartaglia are among those players to step up and become key players in the South Fremantle colts team of 2013.

Matthew Ah Siu has been the Bulldogs colts leading goalkicker with 25 from 20 matches but Willie Rioli came home with a rush booting 24 in just six games after beginning his season playing in the reserves.

Jermaine Lewis and Ben Sokol have both kicked 21 goals apiece for the colts side in 2013 while Cameron McCarthy kicked 20 in eight matches before going down injured.

Coming off the last two premierships and with a healthy turnover of players, South Fremantle's colts did lose its first two games of the season against Claremont and Perth.

They bounced back with a win over West Perth but then again lost by just three points to Swan Districts.

It was then two straight wins against Subiaco and East Fremantle before another hiccup in Round 8 against East Perth.

There were then two more wins over Peel Thunder and Claremont before successive losses in Rounds 11 and 12 against East Fremantle and Subiaco.

Three straight wins had South Fremantle back on track and then after a loss to West Perth in Round 18 at Arena Joondalup, the Bulldogs finished the season with five straight victories against East Fremantle, Subiaco, Peel, East Perth and Perth.

Now if South Fremantle is able to beat Claremont in Sunday's second semi-final at Claremont Oval the Bulldogs will be into another grand final. A loss will mean a preliminary final against the winner of the first semi-final between Perth and Subiaco being played at Steel Blue Oval.

SOUTH FREMANTLE TEAM:

Callum Ah Chee, Mathew Ah Siu, Mitchell Banks, Traye Bennell, Jordan Comeagain, James Culleton, Jye Depane, Jacob Dragovich, Braden Fimmano, William Frampton, Jarrod Garlett, Matthew Gundry, Josh Hall, Connor MacDonald, Dylan Main, Bailey Matera, Joel McComb, Bradley McPhail, Daniel Moore, Matthew Nicholson, Jarrod Pickett, Willie Rioli, Oliver Sexton, Ben Sokol, Tim Stewart, Jakeb Tartaglia, Josh Tucker, Tom Vandeleur.

CLAREMONT TEAM:

Thomas Barrass, Isaac Baum, Jack Beeck, Maximillian Bentley, Samuel Bevan, Aaron Birch, Darcy Cameron, Jack Carruthers, Harrison Court, Joel Ebert, Steven Edwards, Lawrence Evans, Joel Fiegert, Jared Hardisty, Benjamin Higgs, Timm House, Elijah Howard, Sam Humphry, Jordan Law, Ryan Lim, Harrison McCracken, Sam Petrevski-Seton, Rowen Powell, Bailey Rogers, Luke Rosher, Eddie Simpson, Nicholas Steens, Harry Taylor, Alec Waterman, Francis Watson, Mason Whitehead, Jyrin Woods.

By Chris Pike

Reserves Second Semi-Final Preview v Perth

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 6:40 PM

SOUTH Fremantle's reserves has been outstanding right throughout 2013 benefitting from 42 players used in the league team of 2013 and now head into Sunday's second semi-final a strong chance of going straight through to the grand final.

South Fremantle's reserves finished the home and away season with a 13-7 record to be in second position to book in a second semi-final against the minor premiers Perth.
The game will take place on Sunday morning at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval at the earlier start time of 9.05am.
The Bulldogs' reserves did lose their first two and three of the first four reserves games of the season and after Round 12 were sitting on just a 5-6 record, but lost just one more match the rest of the way home in a tremendous run of form.
With the league side performing better, injuries lessening and form players fighting to earn their place back in the senior side, the reserves became a well-oiled machine for South Fremantle in the second half of the home and away season.
They went on a three-game winning between Rounds 14 and 16 with wins over Swan Districts, Perth and Claremont before a hiccup in Round 18 against West Perth at Arena Joondalup.
However, that was to be South Fremantle's last loss of the season as the reserves team finished off with wins against East Fremantle, Subiaco, Peek, East Perth and Perth to secure second position on the ladder and a finals double chance.
Now if South Fremantle beats Perth on Sunday morning, the Bulldogs reserves will be straight through to the grand final. Meanwhile a loss will mean a preliminary final next Sunday against the winner of the first semi-final between East Perth and West Perth at Claremont Oval on Sunday.
It is a strong-looking South Fremantle side as well with Reece Adams, Warrick Andreoli, Alex Grima, Tyler Hall, Blaine Johnson, Tim Kelly, James Laurino, Jason Maskos, Kaiden Matera, Justin Monaco, Marlon Pickett, Kingsley Smith, Zac Strom, Brendan Verrier and Jarrad Winter all playing league football in 2013.
Several of those players because key players in the league line-up as well.
Adams, a premiership player from 2009, played 12 league games to take his career tally to 61 while Grima has played 25 matches, Winter 65 and Bewick 49.
Meanwhile, both Johnson and Pickett played the last two games of the year in the league team and were tremendous.
Pickett, 21, made one of the most memorable debuts ever in the win over East Perth and then backed it up with a strong showing against Perth in the final round while Johnson was terrific in his second game with 18 possessions and three goals against the Demons.
Laurino played the last three games and was outstanding in run-with roles keeping quiet Subiaco's Jarrod Kayler-Thomson and the AFL-listed Cale Morton.
Andreoli struggled in the first half of the season, but finished off the year in the league team playing tremendous football running off half-back.
Smith kicked 10 goals in 11 games in the league side to go with 16 goals in nine reserves matches.
Verrier proved himself an outstanding ball winner at league level over the last eight games including a high of 32 in Round 22 against Peel while Kelly is one of the most exciting young players in the WAFL playing the last 12 league games averaging over 19 possessions.
Matera also played three leagues during the year but in the reserves he starred as the competition's leading goalkicker with 47 majors.
Simon Panizza, Jarrod Parry, Strom, Dale Hamilton and Rhys D'Alton were also strong performers all season long in the reserves side with Myles Bolger showing good signs in the ruck.
The Perth team, however, is strong as well with league players from this year Mark Deaves, Simon Donovan, Brad Fry, Joel Houghton, Kieran Hug, Matthew Hunt, Jarrad Irons, David Johnson, Joel Kalajzic, Joel Leeson, Mitchell Lleyendekkers, Cameron Manuel, Michael Mather, Kane Ransted and Reese Richardson to line-up on Sunday at Bassendean.
SOUTH FREMANTLE TEAM:
Reece Adams, Warrick Andreoli, Shaun Bewick, Myles Bolger, Steven Borovac, Rhys D'Alton, Jayden D'Vauz, Alex Grima, Tyler Hall, Dale Hamilton, Blaine Johnson, Tim Kelly, James Laurino, Jason Maskos, Kaiden Matera, Justin Monaco, Simon Panizza, Joseph Pantano, Jarrod Parry, Marlon Pickett, Michael Russell, Kingsley Smith, Zac Strom, Anthony Van Manen, Brendan Verrier, Jarrad Winter.
PERTH TEAM:
Daniel Arangio, Tyler Chrimes, Jason Currie, Mark Deaves, Simon Donovan, Aaron Dow, Kristian Egan, Brad Fry, Ryan Gray, Sean Holland, Joel Houghton, Kieran Hug, Matthew Hunt, Jarrad Irons, David Johnston, Cameron Jones, Joel Kalajzic, Joel Leeson, Mitchell Lleyendekkers, Cameron Manuel, Michael Mather, Harrison Morgan, Kane Ransted, Reese Richardson, Blake Robinson, Chad Sandilands, Josh Stark, Kerwin Stuart.
By Chris PikeSOUTH Fremantle's reserves has been outstanding right throughout 2013 benefitting from 42 players used in the league team of 2013 and now head into Sunday's second semi-final a strong chance of going straight through to the grand final.

South Fremantle's reserves finished the home and away season with a 13-7 record to be in second position to book in a second semi-final against the minor premiers Perth.

The game will take place on Sunday morning at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval at the earlier start time of 9.05am.

The Bulldogs' reserves did lose their first two and three of the first four reserves games of the season and after Round 12 were sitting on just a 5-6 record, but lost just one more match the rest of the way home in a tremendous run of form.

With the league side performing better, injuries lessening and form players fighting to earn their place back in the senior side, the reserves became a well-oiled machine for South Fremantle in the second half of the home and away season.

They went on a three-game winning between Rounds 14 and 16 with wins over Swan Districts, Perth and Claremont before a hiccup in Round 18 against West Perth at Arena Joondalup.

However, that was to be South Fremantle's last loss of the season as the reserves team finished off with wins against East Fremantle, Subiaco, Peek, East Perth and Perth to secure second position on the ladder and a finals double chance.

Now if South Fremantle beats Perth on Sunday morning, the Bulldogs reserves will be straight through to the grand final. Meanwhile a loss will mean a preliminary final next Sunday against the winner of the first semi-final between East Perth and West Perth at Claremont Oval on Sunday.

It is a strong-looking South Fremantle side as well with Reece Adams, Warrick Andreoli, Alex Grima, Tyler Hall, Blaine Johnson, Tim Kelly, James Laurino, Jason Maskos, Kaiden Matera, Justin Monaco, Marlon Pickett, Kingsley Smith, Zac Strom, Brendan Verrier and Jarrad Winter all playing league football in 2013.

Several of those players because key players in the league line-up as well.

Adams, a premiership player from 2009, played 12 league games to take his career tally to 61 while Grima has played 25 matches, Winter 65 and Bewick 49.

Meanwhile, both Johnson and Pickett played the last two games of the year in the league team and were tremendous.

Pickett, 21, made one of the most memorable debuts ever in the win over East Perth and then backed it up with a strong showing against Perth in the final round while Johnson was terrific in his second game with 18 possessions and three goals against the Demons.

Laurino played the last three games and was outstanding in run-with roles keeping quiet Subiaco's Jarrod Kayler-Thomson and the AFL-listed Cale Morton.

Andreoli struggled in the first half of the season, but finished off the year in the league team playing tremendous football running off half-back.

Smith kicked 10 goals in 11 games in the league side to go with 16 goals in nine reserves matches.

Verrier proved himself an outstanding ball winner at league level over the last eight games including a high of 32 in Round 22 against Peel while Kelly is one of the most exciting young players in the WAFL playing the last 12 league games averaging over 19 possessions.

Matera also played three leagues during the year but in the reserves he starred as the competition's leading goalkicker with 47 majors.

Simon Panizza, Jarrod Parry, Strom, Dale Hamilton and Rhys D'Alton were also strong performers all season long in the reserves side with Myles Bolger showing good signs in the ruck.

The Perth team, however, is strong as well with league players from this year Mark Deaves, Simon Donovan, Brad Fry, Joel Houghton, Kieran Hug, Matthew Hunt, Jarrad Irons, David Johnson, Joel Kalajzic, Joel Leeson, Mitchell Lleyendekkers, Cameron Manuel, Michael Mather, Kane Ransted and Reese Richardson to line-up on Sunday at Bassendean.

SOUTH FREMANTLE TEAM:

Reece Adams, Warrick Andreoli, Shaun Bewick, Myles Bolger, Steven Borovac, Rhys D'Alton, Jayden D'Vauz, Alex Grima, Tyler Hall, Dale Hamilton, Blaine Johnson, Tim Kelly, James Laurino, Jason Maskos, Kaiden Matera, Justin Monaco, Simon Panizza, Joseph Pantano, Jarrod Parry, Marlon Pickett, Michael Russell, Kingsley Smith, Zac Strom, Anthony Van Manen, Brendan Verrier, Jarrad Winter.

PERTH TEAM:

Daniel Arangio, Tyler Chrimes, Jason Currie, Mark Deaves, Simon Donovan, Aaron Dow, Kristian Egan, Brad Fry, Ryan Gray, Sean Holland, Joel Houghton, Kieran Hug, Matthew Hunt, Jarrad Irons, David Johnston, Cameron Jones, Joel Kalajzic, Joel Leeson, Mitchell Lleyendekkers, Cameron Manuel, Michael Mather, Harrison Morgan, Kane Ransted, Reese Richardson, Blake Robinson, Chad Sandilands, Josh Stark, Kerwin Stuart.

By Chris Pike