WAFL round 15
West Perth lost again at home and have again slipped to three games out of a top four that looks very settled. The Falcons led Swan Districts by four points at half time but Swans kicked nine goals to four in the second half to record a comfortable win. Ryan Davis kicked five goals and is enjoying easily his best season. Aaron Elari used the ball well, Tim Geappen kicked three goals and Graham Jetta was good in his 100th game.
Andrew Strijk was good in defence for West Perth and Matt Johnson did some nice things in attack.
Swan Districts 16.9 (105) West Perth 11.10 (76)
Claremont won their second game of the year in an entertaining encounter with South Fremantle. The clever Jack Bradshaw kicked five goals for the Tigers, Luke Bradshaw was outstanding in the midfield, defender Hugo Breakey was enterprising and Ryan Neates also played strongly.
South were a bit unlucky with injuries but Timothy Kelly looked likely to drag them to victory during the third quarter and Haiden Schloithe and Jacob Martinez were also good players.
Claremont 12.13 (85) South Fremantle 9.9 (63)
In the traditional aligned club derby East Perth thrashed Peel. Josh Smith kicked four goals, Dom Sheed had his best game as a Royal and Craig Wulff and Brendan Lee continued their excellent form. Matt De Boer looked good for Peel as did Sam Menegola and Laine Wilkins.
East Perth 16.13 (109) Peel 6.10 (46)
Perth kicked six goals in the last quarter at East Fremantle Oval but the home team hung on to win by 10 points. Bradd Dalziell controlled the midfield, Sean Henson kicked three goals for the Sharks and his work was important late in the game and Rory O’Brien and Andrew Stephen were again very solid.
Dene White was good again for the Demons along with Mitch Morton and ruckman Mitch Leyendekkers.
East Fremantle 14.18 (102) Perth 14.8 (92)
The news: Paul Hasleby will stand down as coach of South Fremantle at the end of the year. That means Perth and South will be in the market for new coaches for 2015.
The ladder: East Perrth 44; Swan Districts 44; Subiaco 36; East Fremantle 36; West Perth 24; Claremont 20; Perth 12; South Fremantle 12; Peel 8.
Next week there’s the potential for plenty of ladder movement. East Perth play East Fremantle; Peel host Claremont; Perth play South Fremantle and West Perth have the chance to return to some home ground form when they meet Subiaco.