Eight straight for Bulldogs but Royals looking ominous

WAFL round 21


Tim Kelly swerves out of trouble at Claremont Oval. Photos by Les Everett.

There was a strong breeze at Claremont Oval and the visitors used it best to pretty much put an end to Claremont’s finals hopes for 2017. Cory Dell’olio kicked four goals for the Bulldogs, Jarrod Garlett had his best game at league level, Dylan Main was solid in the midfield along with Ryan Cook and Tim Kelly while Blaine Wilson was a constant threat in the forward line. Matt Guelfi worked hard for the Tigers and Ian Richardson kicked three goals

South Fremantle 14.9 (93) Claremont 8.13 (61)

East Perth brushed aside fellow finals certainty Swan Districts early at Leederville and showed again they’ll be a real threat when the real stuff starts. Nathan Blee was outstanding again, Willie Rioli kicked four goals, Stan Wright played his best game and Jake Waterman impressed with two goals. Adam Faulkner and Tony Notte were the best of the Swans who battled the game out.

East Perth 17.8 (110) Swan Districts 8.8 (56)

It was uninspiring at Ruston Park where Peel accounted for Perth. Rory O’Brien dominated in the midfield, Harley Bennell kicked two goals in the the best game of his return, Blair Bell was effective and Brett Millward did some good things.  Clint Jones was outstanding for the Demons and youngsters Corey Byrne and Joshua Burke showed good signs.

Peel Thunder 11.10 (76) Perth 8.7 (55)

West Perth got a big scare at home again East Fremantle before falling in by 13 points.  Tyler Keitel was inaccurate early but straightened up in the second half to three goals while Corey Chalmers, Shane Nelson and Aaron Black kept the supply coming. Dion Anthony and Jonathan Marsh were the best Sharks.

West Perth 8.15 (63) East Fremantle 7.8 (50)

Ladder: Subiaco 68; South Fremantle 60; Peel 44; Swan Districts 40; East Perth 36; West Perth 36; Claremont 28; East Fremantle 8; Perth 8.

Next week; East Fremantle vs Peel; Perth vs East Perth; Subiaco vs West Perth; Swan Districts vs Claremont.

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