WEST Perth veteran Andrew Strijk continued his terrific form with five goals in a dominant performance to give the Falcons a thrilling one-point victory over Claremont at Claremont Oval.
In what is becoming something of a tradition between the clubs, the game again went down to the wire, with an umpiring decision on a touched ball by West Perth ruckman Chris Kuenan denying Claremont a last-minute goal to secure the win.
Claremont had plenty of opportunities but made numerous errors when going forward, with poor kicking and decision making proving costly.
Playing in just his second League game, Gilbert showed his more experienced Claremont teammates how to kick, with four majors in a solid allround performance.
Desperate to celebrate club champion Ian Richardson’s 200th League game, the Tigers let themselves down in front of goals to miss out by the barest of margins.
The win solidifies West Perth’s position in third on the ladder, while Claremont is struggling and drop to eighth after Perth’s win.
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Mark Hamilton goes for the spoil in West Perth’s one-point win.
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