WAFL – Round 9: Bulldogs at last

A BRILLIANT first half at home set up South Fremantle’s first win of the WAFL season but there was a customary fade before victory. After leading Peel by 20 points at half time the Bulldogs didn’t score a goal in the third and the lead was just two points at the last break. For a change South finished the game off. Ashton Hams kicked four goals and was strong in the midfield, Sean Tighe was good in the ruck and Ben Saunders made an important return to the team and kicked three goals. Viv Michie had another good game for the Thunder and Matthew Taberner kicked three goals in an impressive performance.

South Fremantle 14.15 (99) Peel 11.18 (84)


Perth’s run continues. The Demons outscored Subiaco five goals to none in the last quarter after a tight encounter at Leederville Oval. Matthew Moody played his best game for Perth and covered lots of ground, Brennan Stack kicked six goals, Ali Smith was damaging in the midfield along with Brett Hodge and Paul Bevan kicked three goals. Ray Daniels kicked four goals and Kalgoorlie recruits Dominic Sheed and Matthew Bogensperger looked good for the Lions.

Perth 18.7 (115) Subiaco 13.12 (90)


It was tight at Bassendean. Swan Districts led by a point at half time but East Perth kicked nine goals to five in the second half to win by 20 points. Josh Smith kicked five goals for the Royals, Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls played his best game for ages and Blayne Wilson was strong in defence. Andrew Embley made a good return for Swans and Dayle Garlett kicked two goals in a lively performance.

East Perth 15.13 (103) Swan Districts 11.17 (83)


Claremont remain undefeated after running away from East Fremantle to win by 42 points after a tight first half. Andrew Foster was outstanding on the ball for the Tigers, Paul Medhurst set things up in the forward line and Andrew Browne provided great run from defence. James Depane made an encouraging debut for the Sharks and Ryan Lester-Smith kicked three goals.

Claremont 16.15 (111) East Fremantle 9.15 (69)


Ladder: Claremont 32; West Perth 20; Perth 20; East Fremantle 16; East Perth 16; Swan Districts 12; Peel 8; Subiaco 8; South Fremantle 4.

Round 10: West Perth vs Perth; Peel ve East Perth; South Fremantle vs Claremont; Swan Districts vs Subiaco.



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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