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PERTH de­feated Swan Dis­tricts by 24 points, 14.17 (101) to 11.11 (77), in an en­ter­tain­ing round 14 WAFL game at Steel Blue Oval.

The vic­tory sees the Perth Demons move into equal fourth with three other teams all on 20 points, al­though Clare­mont have played an ex­tra game.

In cold but perfect con­di­tions, Perth led at ev­ery quarter and did enough when chal­lenged by Swans through­out var­i­ous stages of the game.

Perth had win­ners all over the ground, with Ninyette kick­ing five goals and a bril­liant dis­play of de­fen­sive foot­ball by Sin­clair, who had 35 pos­ses­sions and 17 marks from a half-back. Other bet­ter play­ers for the Demons were mid­field­ers Jones, Yeo and Legget, who had the bet­ter of Palmer, who only had 15 pos­ses­sions. Key de­fender Gilbert re­pelled a lot of at­tacks.

Swans were served well by Turner, Noble with three goals, and Faulkner, who has re­turned to the league side af­ter a lengthy stint in the re­serves.

Ryan Cook be­came a Life Mem­ber of the Bull­dogs with a con­vinc­ing win against an in­con­sis­tent Clare­mont side that en­sures they will fin­ish in the top 3 this sea­son.

Some­thing of an un­sung hero at South, but in­cred­i­bly in­flu­en­tial, Cook played his part in de­feat­ing Clare­mont by 26 points, 10.13 (73) to 6.11 (47) in a tough, high­pres­sure en­counter.

Brock Hig­gins con­tin­ued his dominance in the ruck and Mar­lion Pick­ett con­trolled the mid­field in a dom­i­nant per­for­mance to see the Bull­dogs pull away from the tough clash in the fi­nal quarter.

West Perth were chal­lenged but pre­vailed against a gal­lant and im­prov­ing East Fre­man­tle to reg­is­ter a 30-point win at East Fre­man­tle Oval.

Corey Chalmers kicked five goals to play a ma­jor role in the Fal­cons’ 15.15 (105) to 11.9 (75) win.

Cap­tain Jamie McNa­mara an­nounced his im­me­di­ate re­tire­ment dur­ing the week, and this inspired bot­tom-placed East Fre­man­tle to take the chal­lenge right up to a highly fan­cied West Perth out­fit sit­ting com­fort­ably in the top 3.

McNa­mara didn’t com­plete the game but proved more than ser­vice­able in the first half for the Sharks. He played a part in the third-quarter surge that saw the Sharks in front at the half­way mark of that term.

West Perth kicked up a gear in the lat­ter part of the third term to en­ter the fi­nal quarter with a two-goal lead, which they in­creased to 30 points over the course of the last pe­riod.

Cameron Lo­er­sch played well in at­tack , kick­ing four goals, and Ge­orge Hamp­son con­tin­ued his re­cent good form with 37 dis­pos­als and three goals.

Aside from Chalmers’ five goals, Kee­gan Knott played an­other good game for West Perth with four goals and Tyler Kei­tel had three, while Shane Nel­son again racked up more than 40 pos­ses­sions in an­other eye-catch­ing per­for­mance.

In a scrappy, unin­spir­ing game un­der lights at Leed­erville Oval, Su­bi­aco again demon­strated why they are flag favourites with a 52- point win over premier­ship neme­sis Peel Thun­der, 9.15 (69) to just 2.5 (17).

Held goal­less for the first three quar­ters, Peel never looked in the game.

A ter­rific con­clu­sion to the Land­mark Coun­try Week car­ni­val saw the South West team run out con­vinc­ing win­ners over Avon League in the Di­vi­sion 1 de­cider at Clare­mont Oval on Sun­day.

In round 13 ac­tion of the WA Women’s Foot­ball League, Peel Thun­der­birds con­tin­ued their strong form with a 50-point vic­tory over West Perth, Clare­mont got over the line by 16 points against South Fre­man­tle, East Fre­man­tle strug­gled for a nine point win in a low-scor­ing con­test over Su­bi­aco and Swan Dis­tricts dom­i­nated Perth An­gels with a crush­ing 114point vic­tory at Bassendean Oval.

Peel Thun­der could only con­vert ma­jors in the last quarter of a lack­lus­tre en­counter un­der lights against un­beaten Su­bi­aco.

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