Perth shades Clare­mont in a nail­biter

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

PERTH con­tin­ued its im­proved form with a thrilling four-point win over Clare­mont, 10.16 (76) to 11.6 (72).

But it was a game that the Demons were in con­trol of most of the af­ter­noon and could have put away sooner with some more ac­cu­rate kick­ing.

It was a strong per­for­mance from Perth to with­stand a Clare­mont come­back dur­ing the last quar­ter.

It is the Demons’ fifth win of the year while the Tigers have lost eight of their last nine, with just three wins for 2016.

Bren­nan Stack kicked two goals for Perth, while Clint Jones racked up 37 pos­ses­sions, Ai­dan Tropi­ano 32, Michael Sin­clair 23, Ju­lian Ja­cobs 21, Liam McKenna 20 and Cody Leggett 20.

Ian Richard­son and Ryan Lim kicked two goals apiece for Clare­mont, with Tom Ledger pick­ing up 33 pos­ses­sions, Jake Mur­phy 31, Jared Hardisty 27, Lim 23 and Jye Bolton 20.

In the Re­serves, Clare­mont 11.15 (81) de­feated Perth 8.7 (55)

In the Colts, Clare­mont 7.12 (54) de­feated Perth 5.6 (36)

Dep­pro WA State 18s mid­fielder Zac Fisher was named as an All-Aus­tralian at the con­clu­sion of the AFL Na­tional 18s Cham­pi­onships last week.

Fisher, from Perth Foot­ball Club, also won WA’s MVP award af­ter star­ring in the mid­field with his pace, skill and abil­ity to push for­ward and fin­ish in front of goal.

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