Perth leads at every change
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 scrappy, uninspiring game under lights at Leederville Oval, Subiaco again demonstrated why they are flag favourites with a 52point 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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