WAFL: Sharks make a break for it

WAFL round 12…


Apologies for the late arrival of this round’s report. You correspondent has been working this week… five (5) days in the same week. That’s right Monday to Friday… in the same week.


In late news Andrew Krakouer has retired from footy after making a return to the WAFL with West Perth this year.



There’s an eight-point break between the top four and the rest after East Fremantle’s exciting win over West Perth at Arena Joondalup on Saturday. The return of Bradd Dalziell was useful for the Sharks, Danny Chartes had another good game, Brock O’Brien was in dazzling form and Jack Perham kicked three goals. Ruckman Seva Martin led the way for the Falcons and midfielders Aaron Black and Shane Nelson won plenty of the ball.


East Fremantle 14.5 (89) West Perth 12.8 (80)


At the Sir Richard Moore Sports Centre in Kalgoorlie, Subiaco kicked four goals to one in the last quarter to make it a happy visit to their heartland. Kyal Horsley enjoyed the trip home with a best-on-ground display, George Hampson kicked four goals and Chris Deluca also played well. Paul Bevan and Cale Morton each kicked three goals for Perth and Gerald Ugle was constructive.


Subiaco 14.19 (103) Perth 11.5 (71)


East Perth were far too strong for South Fremantle at Leederville. Josh Smith kicked four goals as did Simon Tunbridge, Steven Payne got the ball a lot and used it well, Craig Wulff was excellent and Garry Moss made a classy return to football and kicked three goals.


East Perth 21.17 (143) South Fremantle 12.10 (82)


It wasn’t much of a spectacle at Rushton Park. Swan Districts scored nine behinds in the first quarter and finally put the game away with five goals to Peel’s one in the last. Swans were superb in defence led by Matt Riggio, Kirk Ugle, Graham Jetta and Justin Simpson while Aidan Anderson kicked three goals. Brendon Jones and Brady Grey worked well in the midfield for Thunder and Jon Griffin was the best of the big men.


Swan Districts 11.16 (82) Peel 5.11 (41)


Ladder: East Perth 36; Swan Districts 36; Subiaco 32; East Fremantle 28; West Perth 20; Perth 12; South Fremantle 12; Claremont 12; Peel 4.


The big game this week is at Leederville between Subiaco and East Fremantle; Claremont will invite East Perth to the Showgrounds; Peel and Perth have a chance to record a rare win and South Fremantle meet the impressive Swans at Fremantle Oval.


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. Sharks avoiding the drum lines?
    I had the great joy of being at Subi for my Swan Districts one point win over Claremont in the 2010 WAFL grand final. One of the greatest contests I have seen, and Krakouer’s game is up there with some Barrie Robran one-man efforts to drag his side over the line. From Wikipedia:
    “He performed very well for the Swans, winning the 2010 Sandover Medal as the fairest and best player in the WAFL. He won the Simpson Medal as the best on ground in the Swans’ one-point win against Claremont in the WAFL Grand Final, after amassing 42 disposals and kicking four goals, including the game-winning goal in the 33rd minute of the final quarter. A special analysis of the game showed that Krakouer would have polled 290 Champion Data ranking points (Supercoach points) in the game, more than any player has polled in an AFL game since the statistical technique was implemented in 2004.”

  2. David Zampatti says

    And he retired a West Perth player. That’s the only accolade he needs.

  3. Swans for the flag? I hope so. Boekhorst is a gun, a Port Hedland boy.Looking forward to the rest of the season

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