WAFL Round Three Wrap
Another exciting weekend of WAFL action is in the books, with the ladder starting to take shape after round three.
Subiaco took down premiership favourites Claremont in a 24 point boilover at Leederville Oval, with the hosts running out 14.10 (94) to 10.10 (70) winners.
Liam Hickmott (24 disposals, 1 goal) led the way as the Lions’ midfield outshone their highly-fancied opponents, with forwards Ryan Borchet (5 goals) and Ben Sokol (4 goals) cashing in on their ascendency.
East Perth continued their hot start to the season with a 17.13 (115) to 6.11 (47) victory over Perth under the Saturday night lights at Mineral Resources Park.
Midfielders Angus Schumacher (32 disposals, 1 goal) and Hamish Brayshaw (26 disposals, 2 goals) continued exceptional starts to the season for the Royals in the 68 point win, as recruit Charlie Thompson (29 disposals) battled hard for the Demons.
West Perth overcame a slow start to get over the top of Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval, winning 12.9 (81) to 11.8 (74).
Spearhead Tyler Keitel (5 goals) was the difference in the 7 point win for the Falcons, with the Black Ducks well served by Jesse Turner (36 disposals).
South Fremantle have overturned their premiership points penalty with a 13.14 (92) to 6.12 (48) defeat of Peel Thunder at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.
Jacob Dragovich (27 disposals, 7 tackles, 2 goals) put in a typically hard-nosed performance to be best-on-ground for the Bulldogs, who won by 44 points, while draft prospect Clay Hall (27 disposals, 1 goal) was a shining light for the visitors in his second appearance at league level.
West Coast were again on the short end of a triple figure margin, losing to East Fremantle by 108 points at Mineral Resources Park.
Cody Leggett (5 goals) Alex Montauban (4 goals), Josh Schoenfeld, Dillon O’Reilly, and debutant Austin Ball (all 3 goals) hit the scoreboard as the Sharks ran up a score of 25.11 (161), while Will Schofield gathered 8 disposals and kicked a goal to mark his comeback for the Eagles, who managed a tally of 8.5 (53).