Round 8 Match Review: PFC v SD

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 4:03 PM

PERTH 11.14 (80) defeated SWAN DISTRICTS 11.8 (74)

For much of the afternoon on Saturday, Swan Districts looked set to make it consecutive wins and to hand Perth a third straight loss at Lathlain's Mineral Resources Park.

Swan Districts did lead by as much as 27 points midway through the third quarter to appear on track to back up last week's win over the West Coast Eagles to win consecutive games this season.

However, Perth wouldn’t be denied and finished strongly including kicking the game's last two goals to end up winning 11.14 (80) to 11.8 (74). This demonstrated the resillience of the team.

The win snaps a two-game losing run for the Demons to improve them to a 6-2 record on the season while Swans slip to 2-6 as a result of the defeat.

Swans came out and kicked the first goal of the game thanks to Brayden Noble before Perth responded with the next two courtesy of small forwards Zareth Roe and Cody Ninyette.

Swan Districts, though, regained the lead when ruckman Nathan Blakely kicked truly and then went further ahead with quick goals to Josh Simpson and Leigh Kohlmann.

The Black Ducks still lead by seven points at quarter-time despite a lead first quarter Perth goal from Guy Langdon.

Kohlmann added his second goal to start the second term for Swans and by the time George Hampson kicked truly for the black-and-whites shortly before half-time, they maintained a 16-point advantage.

Twice after third quarter goals to Mitchell Bain and Corey Gault did Swan Districts lead by a game-high 27 points, but Perth wasn’t going away and with four goals of their own in the third term, they had cut the lead for Swans to just a solitary goal by three quarter-time.

Swan Districts did still lead by eight points when Matt Riggio goaled at the 12-minute mark, but Perth were coming. In the end goals to Matthew Rogers against his old side and then second-gamer Ethan Hansen delivered Perth the six-point win.

Guy Langdon had just three kicks for Perth but two of them went through for goals with him also finishing with 16 hit outs and seven tackles while Brent Edmonds kicked two goals as well to go with 19 possessions, eight marks and five inside-50 entries.

Clint Jones was outstanding for Perth with 42 possessions and 11 inside-50 entries while Cody Leggett racked up 31 disposals, Matthew Taylor 28, Michael Sinclair 26, Corey Yeo 25, Jacob Payne 22, Mitch Browne 20 and Corey Byrne 19.