WAFL round 12
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 points in the first quarter and put the game away with five goals to Peel’s one in the last quarter. 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.