Thun­der grounds Sharks


Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Pic­ture: Phil El­liott/ PixEll Photograph­y

An­thony Morabito runs away from Dion An­thony.

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