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Demons defeat the Sharks, Round 11 Match Report.

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 2:43 PM

An outstanding performance by the Demons in Round 11 has seen our boys bring it home for the second week in a row! This is the first time Demons have achieved a back-to-back win since 2016.

With five goal unanswered goals in the first 15 minutes, we were on top from the outset, setting the tone for the rest of the game.

The Demons went on to kick seven goals to three in the remainder of the first quarter. Despite a spirited attempt at a comeback from the Sharks, the Demons were not threatened, despite being just two goals up at half-time.

Great forward line pressure allowed for repeat entries into the forward 50 for the second week in a row. This lead to the achievement of more than 60 inside 50s for the first time this season.

In stark contrast to our other wins of the season, the Demons held a strong lead and commanding presence across the ground for the duration of the game, recording a comfortable 64 point victory against the hapless Sharks.

The Demons achieved 20 goals in a single game for the first time in the 2018 season. In just his third League game, Michael Bennell was responsible for an outstanding seven of these, while Cody Ninyette set up five, in what could be considered his best game of the season.

Brant Colledge compiled 32 possessions for the Demons, Cody Leggett 31, Corey Yeo 25, Mitch Browne 21 and Michael Sinclair 19.

Reserves

Strong performances in the Reserves side saw an outstanding win against the Sharks, as the boys get onto a winning track.

The team was lead by strong performances from Eyres and Etto, as they resumed from injury.

Jared Bell played his first game in two years, returning from back-to-back ACLs.

Bell and Spencer White completed 50% game time, adding to a growing list of players pushing for League selection.

 

LEAGUE SUMMARY

PERTH

Goals:  7 - M Bennell 5 - C Ninyette 2 - C Byrne, K Cary 1 - L Wilkins, C Jones, A Scotney, B Johnson, M Henderson

Best:    M Browne, B Colledge, C Giblett, C Ninyette, M Bennell

Reports:          Nil.

EAST FREMANTLE

Goals:  3 - G Hampson 2 - J Mcnamara, C Eardley 1 - J Perham, J Marsh, S Fletcher, J Jansen

Best:    C Eardley, D Winton, G Hampson, J Mcnamara, J Cuneo

Reports:          Nil.

 

RESERVES SUMMARY

PERTH

Goals:  3 - S White, K Chester, M Jones 2 - J Ugle, L Marlin, C Leonard 1 - L Salomone

Best:    C Marshall, M Jones, K Chester, J Johnstone, J Ugle, S Smith

Reports:          Nil.

EAST FREMANTLE

Goals:  2 - L Pearton, C Holmes 1 - A Ryan, A Holmes, Z Mccarrey, J Clements, A Montauban

Best:    L Pearton, J Kalajzic, A Holmes, K Schofield, Z Jackson

Reports:           Nil.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Postponement of Special General Meeting

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 1:45 PM

The Perth Football Club Board of Directors and CEO would like to announce the postponement of the Special General Meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow, 19 June 2018.

This meeting will be rescheduled for a later date, and will be announced on this website, through the DeeMail and on our Facebook and Twitter.

Round 11 Match Preview v Sharks

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Coming off the back of a stellar performance in Round 10, the Demons are looking to follow it up against the Sharks in what is set to be another tough contest.

The win against second-placed South Fremantle has given the Demons a strong confidence boost and some reward for their consistent effort and improvement throughout the season. This week the Demons will be looking for two wins in a row at League level for the first time since 2016.

When we last met East Fremantle, we were defeated by just seven points. Although the Sharks have struggled in their last two games, traditionally the games between the two teams are tough encounters with a close result.

The Demons forward line have demonstrated their tenacity over the 2018 season and are constantly working on pressure, conversion and consistency. The reward for this was evident on the scoreboard last week, when kicking 15 goals against the Bulldogs.

It is that level of commitment we will be looking to bring again this weekend as we meet the Sharks.

Bouyed by strong performances from Sinclair, McFarlane and Lague in the back half, and Jones, Yeo and Taylor through the mids, the Demons will go into this round with confidence and minimal changes to a winning line up for the first time in coach Earls Spalding’s tenure.

Match Report: Round 10, Demons v Bulldogs

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Round 10, 2018. Demons v Bulldogs. Lathlain Park.

The game when the Demons ended the Bulldogs’ eight game winning streak against us. The mighty Demons brought everything to the game, successfully wearing down a powerful South Fremantle side.

South Fremantle started Saturday’s clash confidently. In what was an ominous opening, they kicked two goals in the first six minutes.

Quarter time showed the Bulldogs holding a 20 point lead. Our boys refused defeat. In an engaging second term, aided by the breeze, we kicked six goals to one. By the long break were 11 points up.

The Demons then kicked the first two goals of the third term, extending our lead to 23 points. South Fremantle kicked eight of the next nine goals either side of three quarter-time. When Mason Shaw kicked his sixth goal, South lead by 20 points.

The Demons demonstrated the level of tenacity expected of a senior WAFL team and refused to buckle under the pressure exerted by South Fremantle.

Coming from 20 points down at the five minute mark of the last quarter, a 27th minute goal by Kristian Cary broke the deadlock. The Demons went on to kick the last four goals of the game.

Aided by some great pressure acts from Dennis, McFarlane, Taylor and Byrne in the dying minutes the Demons were able to hold on and win by a solitary goal.

Player of the Week, Lachlan Dennis, kicked a career-high five goals for Perth, supported by Anton Scotney who booted two.

Captain Clint Jones gathered 32 possessions for the Demons, Brant Colledge 29, Corey Yeo 26, Michael Sinclair 22 and Devin McFarlane 21.

 

LEAGUE RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERTH DEMONS

Goals:  5 - L Dennis 2 - A Scotney 1 - L Wilkins, C Byrne, M Sinclair, B Colledge, K Cary, D Horan, B Johnson, M Bennell

Best:    C Jones, D Mcfarlane, B Colledge, M Henderson, L Dennis

Reports:          Nil.

SOUTH FREMANTLE BULLDOGS

Goals:  6 - M Shaw 3 - M Parker 2 - C Dell'olio 1 - J Dragovich, S Hockey, D Main

Best:    R Cook, M Pickett, D Main, M Shaw

Reports:          M Parker

 

RESERVES RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERTH DEMONS

Goals:  2 - M Jones 1 - T Etto, C Eyres, J Bodle

Best:    B Mcphail, B Edmonds, L Marlin, T Etto, K Chester

Reports:          Nil.

SOUTH FREMANTLE BULLDOGS

Goals:  3 - Z Sumich 2 - J Warne 1 - J Florenca, A Coutinho, B Timewell, M Grubelich, Z De San Miguel, C Yarran

Best:    A Mcintosh, A Coutinho, C Yarran, J Florenca, B Della Franca

Reports:          Nil.

 

COLTS RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERTH DEMONS

Goals:  1 - C Sing, B Smith, E Taylor, M Hall

Best:    H Mcfarlane, M Hamilton, L Gelmi, B Little

Reports:          Nil.

SOUTH FREMANTLE BULLDOGS

Goals:  7 - L Moore 3 - L Feeney 1 - B Knight, Z Atwell, J Redman

Best:    N Irani, M Kelly, E Aiken-featherstone, T Blechynden, L Moore

Reports:          Nil.

 

Match Preview Round 10 v South Fremantle Bulldogs

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Heading into Round 10, the eighth place Perth Demons are preparing to take on second place South Fremantle Bulldogs in what will be a tough home encounter at Lathlain Park this Saturday.

For the majority of games this season, the Demons have shown strong form and determination. If sustained, this suggests they can match it with the stronger teams in the competition.

The test for the young and improving group will be to perform at the level required to compete with the strongest WAFL teams for the whole four quarters.

South Fremantle can be expected to come into the game full of confidence after their derby win in Round 9, however with the Bulldogs coming off a five day break, it may assist the Demons in their goal of securing their third win of the season.

In Round 10, the Demons will be seeking to increase their on ground communication to positively influence the game. Increased communication will help to achieve the improvement sought by maintaining the game plan and structures for longer periods.

“Once again, we will be tested in our ability to shut down a powerful midfield group while continuing to find avenues for us to hit the scoreboard,” Coach Earl Spalding stated.

Players to watch who are in form include Captain Clint Jones, Brant Colledge and Corey Yeo, while we expect strong improvement in their second game back from injury from Michael Sinclair and Devin McFarlane.

Show your support for the Demons this Saturday in the Round 10 clash. There will be fun for the whole family, with the McDonalds fan zone and some great giveaways.

Round 9 Match Report – Swan Districts v Perth

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:51 AM - by
SWAN Districts fought back from 40 points down to kick the last nine goals and beat Perth by 30 points in the WAFL Round 9 contest at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday.
 
Perth shot out of the blocks in stunning fashion at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday piling on eight first quarter goals to two.
 
Perth went on to lead by 40 points late in the second quarter. But Swan Districts kicked the last two goals of the first half, five goals to one in the third quarter and the only five goals of the final term to come away with the 17.13 (115) to 13.7 (85) victory. Read More ...

Announcement of Special General Meeting

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 1:44 PM

Notice is hereby given of a Special General Meeting of members of the Perth Football Club Inc to be held on Tuesday 19th June 2018 in the main hall at Lathlain Oval Goddard Street Lathlain commencing at 7.30pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider and if thought appropriate pass a Special Resolution to rescind the Club’s existing constitution and adopt a new constitution to meet the requirements of the new Incorporated Associations Act 2015.   A copy of the new constitution is available on the Club’s website or from the Club.

Any member who wishes to recommend any amendments to the new constitution should forward full details of the proposed amendments in writing to the Chief Executive Officer at least 14 days prior to the date of the Special General Meeting.

Marty Atkins

Chief Executive Officer

 

You can download the Constitution and By-Laws here.

Round 8 Match Review vs Subiaco Lions

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 11:04 AM

Round 8 saw the Perth Demons ready to take on the biggest challenge in WAFL footy, the Subiaco Lions.

The Lions have won their opening six matches of the season by an average of almost 79 points, while also having won 10 of the last 11 meetings against Perth. They are touted as the team to beat in the competition, but the David versus Goliath challenge presented a great learning opportunity for the young Demons.

Despite a strong start, led by Brant Colledge and Clint Jones, the Lions settled into their usual brand of strong football and at quarter-time. The Demons trailed by 18 points.

With nothing to lose, the second quarter saw the two midfields go at each other. With the Demons taking what opportunities came their way, they managed to reduce the deficit to just seven points at half time.

The third quarter became a real battle, with goals hard to score. The Demons could only manage two goals, but through the efforts of second gamer Mitch Lague, the dependable Clayton Giblett and the no-nonsense John Levien, Subiaco only scored two as well. The lead for Subiaco only increased by one point since half time.

Perth needed to score the first goal and they did. Cody Ninyette kicked his second for the game and the margin was two only points, setting up an absorbing finish.

Unfortunately the next goal scored by Perth would not come until Subiaco had added seven of their own, with the opening goal a scare to ignite the response fitting of a good side.

Subiaco’s big recruit Zac Clarke controlled the centre bounces and the midfield did the rest, with three goals kicked in three minutes.

Cody Ninyette and Anton Scotney booted two goals apiece for Perth, while Clint Jones picked up 26 possessions, Brant Colledge 26 and Ben Giobbi 16.

Earl Splading reviewed the match, saying “Very proud of the first three quarters, when we stuck to our game plan, put Subiaco under pressure and held our own against the best team in the competition. If we play like this each week, we will start to win more games and build our self-belief.”

 

This week, the Demons prepare to take on the Swan Districts at Blue Steel Oval for the WA Day Round.

Round 8 Match Preview v Subiaco Lions

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The Perth Demons are ready to take on the undefeated Subiaco Lions at Lathlain Park on Saturday, after what was a character win against Claremont last weekend. The team and coaches are aware of the challenge that awaits them, respecting that Subiaco have comfortably accounted for every team in the competition to date.

Round 7 was testament to the resilience and improvement of the Demons in the 2018 season. The character shown to fight back from 22 points behind in the last quarter was outstanding - to win with the last kick of the day a great ending.

The desire and determination shown in that last quarter will be required over four quarters to get a positive result this weekend.

“We’re looking forward to the challenge of playing the team who is the best in the competition this year,” Coach Earl Spalding stated.

Anton Scotney and Mitch Lague make their return to the senior side to replace Luke Salamone and the suspended Kasey Nicholas.

Perth will need strong performances from their senior players, especially those through the midfield to help nullify what is a powerful on ball Subiaco unit.

“We are continuing to challenge the playing group to strive for improvement, the game this weekend will give all players a chance to step up and play at the level required to compete with the best in WAFL,” Spalding stated about his expectations for Round 8.

MATCH DAY INFORMATION

Broadcast: Listen to the game live on 100.9fm Noongar Radio or Footy Radio through the WAFL smart phone app
3 Licensed Bars: Bar on the Hill, Demon Den and Redlegs Bar. All open from 12 midday 
Half Time Kids Running Races: 3 races for 3 age groups - all kids are welcome to participate!
Half Time Bin Kicking Competition: Five randomly selected spectators will get the chance to kick a footy into a bin at half time and WIN $$$!
Bike Raffle: All kids under 16 go into the draw to win a free bike upon entry. Winner announced at half time
Kick-to-Kick: Bring your footy and have a kick on the new oval at the breaks
Membership: Perth Football Club membership will be available at Reception and the Team Store
Merchandise: Get your red and black merchandise from the team store (located next to canteen, near Goddard St entry) or reception
Food: Canteen open from 9am thanks to Modern Catering
Tickets: Adults $15 | Concession $12 | Under 16s FREE
Parking: Available at the old bowling club site (corner of Bishopsgate St & Roberts Rd), surrounds of Rayment Park and on streets surrounding Lathlain Park. See map below for parking and entrance gates.
Public Transport: Victoria Park Station is located 400m from Lathlain Park and there are numerous nearby bus stops. Plan your Transperth journey.

Youth Talent Scouts Required

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 12:11 PM

Do you have what it takes to scout the next generation of Demons?

 

The Perth Talent Program requires three to four people with football experience or knowledge to view one or two games of Youth Football on Sundays.

 

What is required?

Youth Talent Scouts watch local youth matches, scouting for talented players who display attributes to be successful in the WAFL Colts competition in the coming three - four seasons. Typically match start times vary from 9am-1:00pm and are of a 2-hour duration.

 

Youth games are played in and around the Perth Football District, involving the 12 Junior Clubs across the Year 8, 9 and 10 competitions. Areas include:

  • Belmont
  • Gosnells
  • Huntingdale
  • Kenwick
  • Lynwood-Ferndale
  • Maddington
  • Manning
  • Queens Park
  • Redcliffe
  • South Perth
  • Thornlie
  • Victoria Park

How does it work?

Youth Talent Scouts are required to watch local youth matches and report on talented players who display attributes to be successful in the WAFL Colts competition in the coming three - four seasons. This information is then lodged centrally and compiled into a Player Talent ID Report.

 

We use this information to select players for the Perth Talent Squads that will compete in the WAFL Talent Carnivals in the Term 3 School Holiday. 

 

Youth Talent Scouts will receive a small honourarium for each match viewed and reported upon.

 

Get involved!

If you wish to help out and be involved in the WA Talent Pathway, identifying the next generation of Perth Demons for WAFL football, please get in contact with us!

 

Peter Brear

Perth Talent Manager

Phone or Text: 0430 303 843

Email: pbrear@wafc.com.au