NOW there is a mathematical chance Claremont could slip into the four (using calculus) but East Fremantle do seem to have it now after beating West Perth at Arena Joondalup on Saturday. The Falcons have been very poor at home all year and trailed all day. Brett Peake was sensational for the Sharks and kicked five goals in a low scoring game; Mark McGough and Jamie McNamara led the midfield and Jack Perham was again good as a key forward. Marcus Adams impressed forward and back for the Falcons.
East Fremantle 9.11 (65) West Perth 7.6 (48)
Top team East Perth didn’t kick straight but didn’t have much trouble with Swan Districts. Brendan Lee and Craig Wulff were dominant and Josh Smith and Will Maginness each kicked three goals. Jarrad Blight was good for Swans.
East Perth 14.22 (106) Swan Districts 11.5 (71)
Claremont continued their late season surge with a 37-point win over Perth. Mark Seaby was supreme in the ruck and kicked three goals as did Trinity Handley and Jake Murphy. Exciting youngster Callum Collard kicked four goals for the Demons.
Claremont 17.8 (110) Perth 10.13 (73)
Fremantle affiliate Peel lost to a goal on the siren to South Fremantle at Fremantle Oval. Jarrod Pickett didn’t do a lot except for kicking the winning goal and taking the mark of the season so did his draft prospects no harm. Tim Kelly was superb once again along with Brock Higgins and Haiden Schloithe. All eyes were on the returning Michael Walters for Peel and he didn’t disappoint with a lively display, Anthony Morabito played powerfully and Jacob Ballard won plenty of the ball.
South Fremantle 13.17 (95) Peel 14.10 (94)
Ladder: East Perth 56; Subiaco 52; Swan Districts 48; East Fremantle 44; Claremont 32; West Perth 28; South Fremantle 24; Peel 16; Perth 12.
Next week: Thunder vs Falcons; Demons vs Royals; Lions vs Tigers; Swans vs Bulldogs.