Stewart sizzles for Souths

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Kade Stewart of South Fremantle gets a hand ball away
Camera IconKade Stewart of South Fremantle gets a hand ball away Credit: Gary Day/Picture: Gary Day

Kade Stewart returned to the WAFL in tenacious style last Saturday, racking up 13 final-quarter possessions and a crucial goal in South Fremantle’s win over Swan Districts.

The former Wanderer finished with 28 possessions at Steel Blue Oval in Bassendean, named among the best on ground for the Bulldogs alongside fellow Katanning product Haiden Schloithe, who collected 26 touches.

Stewart earned praise from South Fremantle league coach Todd Curley for his vital role in the 8.5 (53) to 7.7 (49) win.

“He was good, especially with ball in hand,” Curley said.

Wagin’s Kyle Hamersley picked up 30 touches in his first match for the Bulldogs’ reserves side.

South Fremantle were too strong for Swan Districts in the reserves, easily collecting the four points with a 10.12 (72) to 5.8 (38) win.

Hamersley tallied four inside-50s and 10 marks to accompany his 30 disposals.

Sixteen possessions, four tackles and two inside-50s earned Boddington’s Jarrod Salmeri best- afield honours in his debut for the Bulldogs’ colts side.

Fellow former Boddington Eagle George Wessels laid seven tackles and amassed 13 touches for the Bulldogs in their four-point loss to the Swans.

Also in the colts, Katanning’s Dontay Bolton and Wagin’s Nathan Spooner snagged a goal each in their first match for the red and whites.

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