Shock loss to Sharks
FINALS CHANCES LOOKING SHAKY
WITH just four rounds to go, East Fremantle’s finals chances look shot after another loss at the weekend.
The Sharks were beaten 13.10 (88) to 10.9 (69) by lowly Perth, who recorded just their second win for the season.
The match was in the balance at three-quarter time with the Demons up by just eight points.
But they were able to consolidate their lead with five finalterm goals to three to ensure they escaped with the points at Lathlain Park.
Brennan Stack booted four goals, with Michael Sinclair, Liam McKenna and Callum Walley kicking two each in the win.
Former Shark Aidan Tropiano gathered 31 disposals, Jarryd Morton 31 and McKenna 32.
Brock O’Brien booted five goals from 12 disposals for the Sharks, with midfielder Liam Anthony tallying one goal and a game-high 35 disposals.
Subiaco continued their march to the finals with a crushing 44-point win over South Fremantle at Leederville Oval on Saturday.
The Lions trailed by two goals at half-time, but dominated the latter stages to power home 16.8 (104) to 9.6 (60).
Michael Wood booted five majors,while former Docker Sam Menegola gathered 35 disposals to go with his three goals.
For the Bulldogs, Ashton Hams led everyone for disposals with 36, to go with his single goal.
Josh Pullman booted three majors in the loss.
Claremont recorded a timely win at the Showgrounds, holding off fellow finals aspirants Swan Districts by 15 points on Saturday.
Beau Maister booted four goals in the 13.11 (89) to 10.14 (74) win, while Jack Bradshaw kicked three.
Ryan Neates gathered 33 disposals and Corey Yeo 32 for the Tigers.
Ricky Cary kicked three majors for Swans and Rudy Riddoch two.
Adam Faulkner racked up 33 disposals.
West Perth’s hold on second spot on the WAFL table is at risk following a four-point loss to East Perth at Leederville Oval on Sunday.
Tom Lamb booted four goals and Patrick McGinnity gathered 30 disposals to help the hosts to a 10.12 (72) to 9.14 (68) win.
Michael Lourey kicked three goals for the Falcons and Aaron Black had 29 disposals.