Tigers fight for fi­nals berth

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

WITH two rounds to go, Clare­mont boosted their chances of a fi­nals berth with a 35-point win over East Fre­man­tle.

Beau Mais­ter booted six goals from 12 dis­pos­als to help the Tigers to an 18.7 (115) to 12.8 (80) win and hold off Swan Dis­tricts for fifth spot by per­cent­age.

Bran­don El­lis booted four goals for the Sharks, who have not won since round eight.

In an open let­ter to fans, East Fre­man­tle pres­i­dent Mark Stewart said the Sharks should have a new coach in place in the com­ing months.

“We are ex­tremely happy with the qual­ity of ap­pli­ca­tions and we are cer­tain that next year’s coach will be what our club re­quires go­ing for­ward,” he said.

Kyle Halligan booted six goals as Su­bi­aco show­cased the vast gap be- tween the com­pe­ti­tion’s best and bot­tom-placed teams.

Matthew Boland booted five and Chris Phelan four as the Lions fin­ished 22.15 (147) to 8.6 (54) vic­tors.

Cal­lum Wal­ley was solid up for­ward for Perth with four ma­jors.

West Perth kept its hold on sec­ond spot with a 21-point win over Swan Dis­tricts.

Aaron Black notched up 32 dis­pos­als and two goals to help the Fal­cons to a 14.12 (96) to 11.9 (75) win. Aaron Elari had 27 dis­pos­als in a los­ing ef­fort.

East Perth jumped Peel into third po­si­tion on the WAFL ta­ble fol­low­ing a 32-point win over the Thun­der on Sun­day.

Bren­dan Lee led from the front with 33 dis­pos­als, eight tack­les and six in­side-50s in the 13.16 (94) to 8.14 (62) win.

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