WAFL round seven
It was a WAFL round that defied the tipsters and, perhaps, hit the re-set button.
The upsets started on Thursday night in front of a handful of spectators at Leederville Oval when a belligerent East Perth knocked off the West Coast Eagles. Athletic ruckman Ajang Ajang set the scene for the Royals and chunky forward Mitchell Dobson kicked three goals.
East Perth 13.8 (86) West Coast 7.10 (52)
At Claremont Oval the home team, led by Jye Bolton, withstood all Peel could throw at them and looked again like a real contender.
Claremont 12.8 (80) Peel 9.7 (61)
The Demons suffered their first loss of the season as the Falcons found some form. Keegan Knott kicked four goals and Shane Nelson was outstanding for West Perth who never seem to lose at Lathlain Park.
West Perth 14.7 (91) Perth 8.12 (60)
The last time Subiaco lost was in the 2017 grand final. On Saturday South Fremantle barely gave the Lions a sniff. Marlion Pickett returned for the Bulldogs and Kyle Russell kicked three goals.
South Fremantle 12.11 (83) Subiaco 9.7 (61)
At Bassendean East Fremantle got out to a 28-point lead just before half time and then the jitters crept in. At the last break there was just a couple of points in it and Swan Districts looked likely winners. However, led by Jonathon Griffin in the ruck and hard working midfielders Nick Kommer and Cam Eardley the Sharks surged to their first victory in almost a year.
East Fremantle 13.8 (86) Swan Districts 10.12 (72)
Ladder: Subiaco 20; South Fremantle 20; Perth 20; Claremont 16; Peel 12; West Perth 8; West Coast 8; East Perth 8; Swan Districts 4; East Fremantle 4.
Round seven: Swan Districts vs West Coast; South Fremantle vs East Perth; East Fremantle vs Perth; Claremont vs Subiaco; West Perth vs Peel.