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LOSS TO PEEL WAS FIRST IN A MONTH
EAST Fremantle has missed a golden opportunity to make ground on South Fremantle at the top of the WAFL table after losing to Peel Thunder.
EAST FREMANTLE missed an opportunity to close the gap on the WAFL’s top two teams after falling to Peel Thunder by 26 points at East Fremantle Oval.
The 11.12 (78) to 7.10 (52) loss was the Sharks’ first blemish in a month and meant they remain two games behind cross-town rivals MORE LOCAL SPORT AT COMMUNITYNEWS.COM.AU South Fremantle and reigning premiers Subiaco.
The Thunder was able to consolidate fourth position with a second win over a top-five team this season.
The first also came against East Fremantle.
In a low-scoring contest, Peel managed to get the jump on the hosts to lead by four goals at half-time.
From there, eight goals were shared equally between both sides, meaning the visiting Thunder held strong to record their sixth win of the season.
Darcy Tucker led Peel for disposals with 29.
He was supported by Rory O’Brien (28), Tendai Mzungu (27), Anthony Morabito (21) and Bradley Walsh (21).
AFL-listed players Michael Apeness and Joshua Deluca booted two goals.
Matthew Watson and Tim Bristow kicked two goals for the Sharks.
Liam Anthony and Joshua Cuneo gathered 23 disposals each.
Running defender Jayden Schofield racked up 26 touches.
The Sharks will next battle South Fremantle in a WA Day derby at Fremantle Oval.
The Bulldogs had a bye in round 11.
In round seven of the WA Women’s Football League, East Fremantle accounted for the Peel Thunderbirds by 29 points.
The Sharks won 6.10 (46) to 2.5 (17), and are now in third place on the table with a 4-3 record.
Anthony Morabito runs away from Dion Anthony.