WAFL – Round 21: Mat seals the deal for East Perth

EAST PERTH’S Mathew Seal has always like kicking goals and at Leederville on Saturday he had a PB – seven – after the Royals lost the competition’s leading goal scorer Josh Smith to injury early in the game. East Perth scored 14 goals to Subiaco’s three in the second half. Brendan Lee did his Sandover hopes no harm, Matt Rosa was in strong form and Paul Johnson was influential in the ruck. Brett Mahoney kicked two goals and was Subiaco’s best player.

East Perth 20.12 (132) Subiaco 9.10 (64)

Peel gave Swan Districts a big scare with a six-goal last quarter that saw them grab the lead late in the game at Rushton Park. A goal from Andrew Embley won back the lead and the game and a spot in the top four for Swans. Dayle Garlett kicked five goals and Ryan Davis and Matt Rogers were also good in the forward line. Hayden Crozier was in fine form for the Thunder as was Brendan Jones While Kris Thornton kicked three goals.

Swan Districts 14.16 (100) Peel Thunder 14.10 (94)

Perth’s finals hopes are slipping away after they turned a seven-point quarter time lead into a 60-point loss to West Perth at Moora. The Falcons turned the game with a nine-goal second quarter, Matt Guadagnin overcame a slow start to put in a brilliant performance for West Perth, Matt Fowler kicked five goals, Chris Keunen was strong in the ruck and Nick Rodda was desperate in defence. The Demons scored just 10 behinds in the second half; Joel Lesson worked hard as did Brett Hodge.

West Perth 18.7 (115) Perth 7.13 (55)

The ladder: Claremont 60; West Perth 52; Swan Districts 40; East Perth 40; East Fremantle 36; Perth 36; Subiaco 20; South Fremantle 16; Peel 12.

Next week: East Perth play Perth at Leederville on Saturday while on Sunday it’s West Perth vs East Fremantle at Joondalup, Peel vs South Fremantle at Rushton Park and Claremont play Swan Districts at Claremont. Every game will have an impact on the ladder.

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

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