Blues' Pearce best in 350th game

Far West football

Michael Pearce played his 350th game for the Blues against Thevenard in the B grade at Smoky Bay on Saturday, June 2.

It was a vintage performance from Pearce as he kicked six goals and was named best player as he celebrated his milestone in style with a 51-point win.

The Blues led at every break and despite a goalless first quarter put through six goals in the second to set up the win early.

Thevenard would not score its first goal until the third quarter and finished with three fourth quarter goals but six second half goals finished the game off nicely for the Blues.

To play 350 games in any league is a big achievement but extra special in Far West as the minor round is only 12 games each season.

Pearce started with the Blues in 1991 and has achieved so much in his career, playing 280 A grade and 70 B grade games.

Pearce played in 16 Mortlock Shield carnivals, twice named in team of carnival and is a life member of the Mortlock Shield.

Achievements include an A grade best and fairest, association leading goal kicker twice in A and in B grade, one B grade and three A grade premierships and has kicked 13 goals in a match twice.

The Far West Football League has congratulated Pearce on reaching 350 games and hoped there would be many more.

Also playing was fellow Blues stalwart Kym Marks who filled in for the B grade and brought his games tally up to 386.

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