Dazzling Demons spoil Miller milestone by LES EVERETT

South Fremantle players burst through the banner marking Kris Miller's 300th WAFL game. Photo by Les Everett

South Fremantle players burst through the banner marking Kris Miller’s 300th WAFL game. Photo by Les Everett

IT was a big night at Fremantle Oval on Friday when Kris Miller ran out for his 300th WAFL game. Miller played 153 games for East Fremantle winning the Lynn Medal in 2005. He’s now played 147 games for South Fremantle where he has won the Hughes Medal in 2007, 2009 and 2012 as well as playing in a premiership team in 2009.

The night of celebration began perfectly with the Bulldogs kicking goals from everywhere was they romped to a 37-point lead at quarter time. The Demons, fresh from a big first-up win over Claremont, seemed panicky in defence and careless in attack.

The confident Bulldog huddle at quarter time. photo by Les Everett

The confident Bulldog huddle at quarter time. Photo by Les Everett

The lead got out to 44 points early in the second quarter before Perth steadied and kicked six goals to reduce the margin to 26 points at half time.

In the second half it was all Perth with the Demons kicking 11 goals to four to pull off a stunning victory.

Exciting youngster Callum Collard kicked four goals for Perth, Mitch Leyendekkers had another good game in the ruck, Gerald Ugle ran the ball well from defence, Mitch and Cale Morton each kicked two goals, Brennan Stack kicked three and Dene White was a strong performer.

Marlon Pickett kicked three goals in another stand-out effort for South, Jacob Martinez played his best game at league level and finished with three goals while Miller, Brendan Verrier and Timothy Kelly all performed well for the Bulldogs who kicked the last two goals of the game but couldn’t give Miller what he deserved.

Perth 19.9 (123) South Fremantle 18.10 (118)

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