Fal­cons’ Strijk

Joondalup Times - - WAFL -

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.

Jimmy Wil­liams Catch the Colts and League games live on the Footy Ra­dio Face­book page ev­ery Satur­day. Catch all the WA Women’s Foot­ball league ac­tion live streamed on the Footy Ra­dio Face­book page ev­ery Sun­day from 2pm.

Pic­ture: Dan White

Mark Hamil­ton goes for the spoil in West Perth’s one-point win.

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