Lions paste Peel

WAFL  round seven

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Subiaco coach Jarrad Schofield after the 2017 grand final. Only a premiership will ease that feeling. Photos by Les Everett.

There’s a bit of feeling between Peel and Subiaco and when the Thunder kicked the first three goals at Rushton Park on Saturday it seemed the premiers were out to prove a point. The margin was eight points at quarter time. Peel didn’t score another goal until the last quarter and during that time the Lions got 14. Ben Newton booted five goals in a dynamic midfield display, Kyal Horsley earned more Sandover votes, Zac Clarke controlled the ruck and kicked well, Brett Stevenson and Rhys Waters each kicked three goals, Aaron Heal mopped up efficiently in defence, Leigh Kitchen had another good game and Kyle Halligan was dangerous in attack. Peel again looked unbalanced with too many big slow blokes. One of them, Luke Strnadica kicked the first two goals and looked classy at times, Ben Howlett worked hard and Stefan Giro did some good things.

Subiaco 21.14 (140) Peel Thunder 7.6 (48)

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Clint Jones had his best moment as a Demon when he won the game with the last kick the in Perth’s thrilling one-point victory at Claremont Oval. The Tigers were in front almost all day but the plucky Demons didn’t go away. Blake Johnson kicked four goals for Perth, Cody Leggett (right) continued his good form and Zachary Hill also impressed. Kane Mitchell and Jye Bolton were prominent for Claremont, Oliver Eastland was the best ruckman on the ground and Beau Maister kicked four goals.

Perth 15.9 (99)  Claremont 14.14 (98)

Mighty Brock Higgins led the way in South Fremantle’s big win over East Perth at Leederville Oval. The Bulldogs scored nine goals to one in the second half. Cory Dell’Olio kicked four goals while Marlion Pickett, Brandon Donaldson and Haiden Schloithe sparkled in the midfield. Brayden Ainsworth and Nathan Blee were good for the Royals.

South Fremantle 18.13 (121) East Perth 8.5 (53)

Andrew Strijk enjoyed himself with eight goals as West Perth thrashed East Fremantle at Joondalup. Tyler Keitel, and Michael Lourey each kicked three goals while Shane Nelson and Aaron Black dominated around the ball. Jonathon Griffin worked hard in the ruck for the Sharks and Cameron Loersch again showed promise and kicked a couple of goals.

West Perth 24.14 (158) East Fremantle 10.10 (70)

The ladder: Subiaco 24; South Fremantle 20; West Perth 16; East Perth 16; Swan Districts 12; Perth 8; Peel 8; Claremont 4; East Fremantle 4.

Round eight: East Perth vs Swan Districts; East Fremantle vs Peel; Perth vs Subiaco; South Fremantle vs Claremont.

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Andrew Strijk

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