WAFL Round 7 Wrap
Round seven of the WAFL saw plenty of movement up and down the ladder thanks to some thrilling finishes.
Ladder-leaders Peel Thunder launched a furious comeback to defeat West Perth at Pentanet Stadium, winning by 9 points.
The visitors trailed by as much as six goals in the second term but ran over the top of the reigning premiers in the game’s latter stages, as spearhead Tyler Keitel kicked three goals in his 150th WAFL game for the Falcons.
Subiaco prevailed over Swan Districts in an exciting arm-wrestle at Leederville Oval, getting the job done by 4 points.
Black Ducks forward Tom Edwards had the chance to win the game with its last kick after taking a spectacular mark on the siren but his set shot drifted across the face of goal, with the Lions getting better as the game progressed thanks to the ruck dominance of Zac Clarke (48 hit-outs, 26 disposals).
Perth claimed the upset of the round, knocking over South Fremantle by 4 points at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
AFL mid-season draft fancy Jaiden Hunter continued his fairytale injury comeback with five goals, while the loss leaves the Bulldogs’ finals hopes on life support with just four premiership points on the board.
East Fremantle spoiled Claremont’s party in Broome, claiming an 18-point win.
The Sharks' performance was built on a spread of contributors with Cody Leggett (3 goals), Dillon O’Reilly (16 disposals, 2 goals) and Fraser Turner (25 disposals) the leading lights, while Jye Bolton (33 disposals, 1 goal) gave his all for the Tigers.
It was the same old story for West Coast, who went down to East Perth by 74 points at Mineral Resources Park.
Mitch Schofield (4 goals) was the most prominent of seven multiple goal-kickers for the Royals, while youngsters Zane Trew (30 disposals, 1 goal) and Callum Jamieson (22 disposals, 19 hit-outs, 1 goal) showed signs for the Eagles.
Claremont 9.8 (62) def by East Fremantle 11.14 (80) at Broome
Subiaco 8.9 (57) def Swan Districts 7.11 (53) at Leederville Oval
West Perth 9.14 (68) def by Peel Thunder 11.11 (77) at Pentanet Stadium
South Fremantle 11.7 (73) def by Perth 12.5 (77) at Fremantle Community Bank Oval
West Coast 9.12 (66) def by East Perth 22.8 (140) at Mineral Resources Park