WAFL far too good for NEAFL

The representative game between the Western Australian Football League and the North East Australian Football League was played in perfect conditions at Blacktown Oval in Sydney on Saturday and provided plenty of highlights.
The NEAFL kicked the first two goals but from then on the WAFL controlled the play with the NEAFL winning their share of the ball but giving it away a bit too easily.
Blaine Boekhorst put in an exciting performance for the WAFL along with fellow defenders Tallan Ames and Ashton Hams. Haiden Schloithe, Luke Blackwell, Brendan Lee and Ryan Cook were good in the midfield and Ben Saunders (four goals) and Tony Notte marked well in attack,
Chris Dunne was the NEAFL’s best player and Matt O’Dwyer ran well from defence.
Meanwhile the weather back in Perth was horrible so maybe it was a good thing that the highest level of footy on display in WA over the weekend was the A-grade amateurs.

WAFL 19.18 (132) NEAFL 6.11 (47)

About Les Everett

A Footy Almanac veteran, Les Everett is the author of Gravel Rash: 100 Years of Goldfields Football and Fremantle Dockers: An Illustrated History. He is the footyalmanac.com WAFL correspondent and uses the money he makes from that role to pay for his expensive websites australianrules.com.au and talkingfrankie.com and fund the extravagant Vin Maskell at scoreboardpressure.com


  1. Dr Rocket says

    I remember NSW beating WA in a State of Origin match back in 1988 in Adelaide at a carnival……….

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