WAFL Round 17 Wrap
The WAFL regular season is into its final month and an exciting round 17 showed it will be a red-hot finish.
East Fremantle moved to the top of the ladder with a 20-point win over Claremont at the WACA Ground.
Brayden Lawler (12 disposals, four goals) and Dillon O’Reilly (11 disposals, three goals) made a massive impact in a low-scoring game for the Sharks, with first-round draft prospect Daniel Curtin (21 disposals) looking assured on his league debut for the Tigers.
West Perth kept their finals hopes alive with a 40-point victory over Perth at Pentanet Stadium.
Tyler Keitel reclaimed the lead in the race for the Bernie Naylor Medal with six goals for the Falcons, who were also well served by stalwarts Luke Meadows (29 dispsoals, six tackles) and Shane Nelson (27 disposals), while Jack Cooley (33 disposals) and Charlie Thompson (26 disposals) continued standout seasons for the Demons.
A last-quarter blitz saw Swan Districts blow away South Fremantle by 37 points at Steel Blue Oval.
The Bulldogs were in front late in the third term but phenomenal performances from Jesse Turner (35 disposals, three goals) and Aidan Clarke (41 disposals) helped haul the Black Ducks over the line.
West Coast’s horror season continued, copping a 98-point thrashing at the hands of Peel Thunder at Lane Group Stadium.
The Eagles could only field five AFL-listed players in the loss with Luke Foley (20 disposals, one goal) and Callum Jamieson (16 disposals, 10 hit-outs) giving their all, as Ben Hancock (33 disposals), Will Brodie (31 disposals, five tackles, one goal), and Blair Bell (19 disposals, four goals) dominated for the Thunder.
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