The big news out of the WAFL this week is that the grand final will be played at Fremantle Oval. It’s a good decision. There’s every chance South Fremantle will be in it, Freo is the kind of place you can wander into after the game to celebrate and it’s walking distance from my place. These were the factors I considered before making the announcement.
South remains the only undefeated team after a strange win over Peel in round seven. The Bulldogs led 0.8 to nothing at quarter time and 1.10 to 2.3 at half time before pulling away from the Thunder who will not win a game this year.
West Perth and Claremont seem secure in the top four due to their good percentages but the fight for fourth position is on… Perth lost to Subiaco on Saturday so the FIRST FINALS SPOT IN A HUNDRED YEARS OR SOMETHING headline is on hold… Subi and East Perth are both in a position to spoil the Demon party.
East Fremantle flew home to lose by five points to Claremont. The Sharks have lost their last three games by six, four and five points to teams currently in the top four.
Each game this week will have a big bearing on the composition of the top four.
You work it out…
Subiaco 13.12 (90) Perth 9.10 (64)
South Fremantle 9.16 (70) Peel 5.5 (35)
East Perth 11.9 (75) Swan Districts 6.4 (40)
Claremont 10.5 (65) East Fremantle 9.6 (60)
The ladder: South Fremantle 24; West Perth 20; Claremont 20; Perth 16; Subiaco 12; East Perth 12; East Fremantle 4; Swan Districts 4; Peel 0.
Round eight: Subiaco vs East Fremantle; Claremont vs West Perth; South Fremantle vs East Perth; Swan Districts vs Perth.
Round nine: Perth vs South Fremantle; Subiaco vs West Perth; East Fremantle vs Swan Districts; East Perth vs Peel.