Being there: the day Bernie kicked 23 by Norman Ashton

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Headline in The West Australian Monday 10 August 1953.

As a 17 year-old, died-in-the-wool South Fremantle fan, I went to Fremantle Oval on the afternoon of Saturday 8 August 1953 to watch the all-conquering red-and-white-angels play Subiaco in the WANFL. Continue reading

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Sharp boots 17 in Storm whitewash by Richard Jones

Bendigo footy wrap, round six

StrathstormSTRATHFIELDSAYE key forward Lachlan Sharp snagged an incredible 17 goals in the Storm’s massive 158-point belting of Castlemaine on Saturday. Sharp actually finished the match at Storm’s Tannery Lane home ground with 17.11 as he posted the highest total since Grant Weeks’ 21 for Golden Square against Kyneton in 2012. “It’s a nice feeling to kick 17, but all the credit has to go to the players up the field,” Sharp told reporters on Saturday night. Continue reading