took full advantage to kick seven unanswered goals, turning a 15-point quarter time deficit into a 29-point lead at the main break.
Discarded West Coast Eagle Dom Sheed performed well for East Perth but Peel had too many winners on the day.
East Perth didn’t take full advantage of the strong wind in the third term, only kicking three goals while allowing Peel to answer with two of their own against the breeze.
East Perth may not be out of the five for long with a game against bottom-ofthe-table East Fremantle this week and a Round 21 clash between these two teams could determine who makes it to the finals.
ONLY five points separated the teams second and third on the WAFL ladder when the siren sounded at Fremantle Oval on Saturday.
South Fremantle snatched a handy victory to draw level with West Perth on premiership points with the hard-fought 10.8 (68) to 10.3 (63) win.
It was primarily a battle of two strong midfields, with Schloithe, Hockey and Cook facing off against Meadows, Black and Nelson for West Perth.
Andrew Strijk continued his goalkicking form with a game-high three for the Falcons, while Dell’ Olio, Parker and Mason Shaw kicked two each for the home team.
Ashton Hams celebrated his 200th game with a clever goal in the final term to put South Fremantle back in front.
Nine goals straight were kicked in an entertaining first quarter, considering the conditions, with the Bulldogs able to take a one goal lead to quarter time.
The match tightened in the second term with the Falcons scoring two goals to one to bring the margin back to only four points at half-time, thanks to an inaccurate South Fremantle wasting opportunities with 1.5 for the quarter.
West Perth responded and hit the lead in the third quarter before the Bulldogs retaliated and were only two points adrift at the final change.
Kicking with the strong breeze, South Fremantle were able to hold on by kicking two goals to one in a tough final quarter.
The two teams will now fight it out for second position in the final three rounds. The Bulldogs have the better run home and could now snatch second off the Falcons.
IT’S WAWFL finals time after the regular season completed this week, with Swan Districts proving too powerful for Peel Thunder in a great game 8.4 (52) to 4.3 (27). East Fremantle continued its great run with a thumping 20.10 (130) victory over South Fremantle