Demons click in final match of season

In windy conditions the Bulldogs kicked with the advantage of a strong breeze and brought up a goal through Mitch Banner at the two-minute mark.

The Bulldogs were using the breeze well with full forward Ben Saunders causing Perth’s backline plenty of headaches.

Perth could only manage their one goal for the quarter at the 24 minute mark through vice captain Daniel O’Sullivan. At quarter time South Fremantle were away to a lead of 32 points after kicking six goals four to one goal two points.

The second half saw both teams finding scoring difficult with both defences well on top. Reimers was playing a great match as a rebounding half back and often using his long kicking torpedos to excellent effect. Despite now kicking with a four-goal breeze South Fremantle were being well held by the Demons.

The last term started well for Perth with Joel Houghton running into an open goal to level the scores. The Bulldogs answered to edge in front, but this again seemed to lift the Demons into action.

Brennan Stack, who had been well held, suddenly came to life to boot his third goal but it was Leeson who snapped a magnificent goal from 50m that really brought the crowd to life.

Perth now had all the momentum of the match with the likes of Hodge, Jacobs and White all kicking long and direct with the breeze in what was becoming a dominant last term for the home side. Leeson kicked his third goal after a free kick and then Stack kicked his fourth and fifth goals after being set up well by Bevan both times.

The win was a great way for the team to finish the season with 10 wins and 10 losses for 2013. Perth has both the Reserves and Colts sides playing in this year’s finals.