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  • Writer's pictureJosh Kempton

Round six WAFL review

Round six of the WAFL was full of intrigue, with some boilover results shaking up the competition.

East Fremantle took down ladder leaders Subiaco with a 13.10 (88) to 7.14 (56) win under the Saturday night lights at the WACA Ground.

Key forward Cody Leggett (5 goals) fired as Milan Murdock (26 disposals, 1 goal) was masterful again in midfield for the Sharks, as Jack Mayo (16 disposals, 2 goals) made a successful return to league level for the Lions after more than a year out of the game due to a knee injury.

South Fremantle breathed life into their season with an 11.12 (78) to 6.13 (49) takedown of East Perth at Leederville Oval.

State squad members Tom Blechynden (28 disposals, 9 tackles, 7 marks) and Toby McQuilkin (25 disposals, 7 marks) continued exceptional starts to the season for the Bulldogs, with the Royals unable to capitalise on the midfield dominance of Hamish Brayshaw (30 disposals) and Angus Schumacher (28 disposals).

Claremont came home with a wet sail to break the hearts of Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval, kicking five unanswered last quarter goals to run out 11.9 (75) to 10.13 (73) winners.

The constructive Teia Miles (25 disposals, 8 marks) and the brilliant Jye Bolton (25 disposals, 1 goal) were magnificent as the Tigers mounted their comeback, while the loss was the fourth of the year by under seven points for Andrew Pruyn’s Black Ducks.

West Perth comfortably accounted for Perth at Mineral Resources Park, with the reigning premiers doing their work early to secure a 17.12 (114) to 9.11 (65) victory.

The Falcons kept the visitors at arm’s length all day as Luke Meadows (30 disposals, 1 goal) continued to enhance his Sandover Medal chances, while Demons skipper Michael Sinclair (15 disposals, 3 goals) was very good in his 150th WAFL game.

In the WAFL Western Derby, West Coast were daring to dream after leading Peel Thunder by three goals at quarter time, but the Thunder stormed over the top to grab a 21.15 (141) to 7.10 (52) win at Lane Group Stadium.

Among the AFL-listed players, the hard-running Karl Worner (36 disposals, 1 goal) continued his exceptional start to the season and Liam Henry (25 disposals, 1 goal) showed his quality for the hosts, while Zane Trew (32 disposals) battled hard and Campbell Chesser (16 disposals) made a successful return from injury for the Eagles.

IMAGE: The West Australian


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