WAFL Round Two Review
Round two of the WAFL saw some of the competition’s contenders stamp their Premiership credentials, with concerns for some lesser-fancied sides.
The weekend’s headline result was West Perth recording a historic 169 point demolition of West Coast at Pentanet Stadium, with the Falcons winning 34.13 (217) to 7.6 (48).
Tyler Keitel (10 goals), Mitchell Dobson (8 goals) and Sasha Kernutt (5 goals) cashed in against the undermanned Eagles, who had six AFL-listed players on the park and lost first-round pick Elijah Hewett and best and fairest winner Harry Creasey to lower-leg injuries in the first quarter.
Claremont moved to the top of the ladder with a 48 point win over South Fremantle at Revo Fitness Stadium, with the hosts getting up 10.16 (76) to 4.4 (28).
Key forward Jack Buller was dominant for the Tigers, kicking four goals from his 22 disposals, while their defensive unit held the Bulldogs to just two goals in the game’s last three quarters.
East Perth moved to 2-0 with a 23 point defeat of Subiaco at Leederville Oval.
The Royals' midfield power was on display in the 17.10 (112) to 14.5 (89) victory with stars Angus Schumacher (33 disposals, 2 goals) and Hamish Brayshaw (27 disposals, 3 goals) on fire, as Stefan Giro (30 disposals, 2 goals) battled hard for the Lions.
Peel were wayward in front of goal but were untroubled by Perth at Lane Group Stadium, with the Thunder winning 10.17 (77) to 1.6 (12).
Fremantle-listed forwards Sebit Kuek (4 goals), Josh Treacy (1 goal, 17 disposals, 11 hitouts), and Josh Corbett (16 disposals, 9 marks, 1 goal) impressed in the 65 point win, while Sam Stubbs, who trained with the Dockers over the summer, was the only goalkicker for the Demons.
East Fremantle got their season underway with a 4 point victory over Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval, running out 7.15 (57) to 7.11 (53) winners.
Cam Eardley gathered 23 disposals in his 150th league game for the Sharks, while 2020 Sandover Medalist Sam Fisher found the ball 32 times for the Black Ducks.
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