A win-win 18s situation


Jeremy Goddard (WA) and Sam Walker (Allies) at a centre bounce. Photos by Les Everett

THE AFL 18s game between WA and The Allies at Subiaco Oval on Saturday was an unusual affair. The home team won by 17 points but the visitors looked the better organised team by the end of the game. A goal after the siren by Stan Wright was WA’s only goal for the last quarter dominated by The Allies.

WA’s best player was Zac Fisher, who has impressed at league level for Perth this year, and while slightly built has a lot going for him – he can get the ball, is quick and can kick. Sam Petrevski-Seton made his first appearance for the carnival – it was easy to see what the fuss is about though he was a bit ragged with his disposal. Others to catch my eye were Quenton Narkle who seems to do the right thing when he gets the ball, Tarir Bayok showed very slick skills, Jake Waterman moved well as a key forward, Matt Guelfi’s work in the midfield was solid and Liam Baker again impressed with his kicking.

Sam Walker competed well for The Allies, Jamie Hampton showed a bit of class, big forward Todd Marshall marked well and kicked two goals and Kobe Mutch looked good.


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