Round 17 Colts Wrap

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 7:39 PM by Chris Pike
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SUBIACO and Peel Thunder held on to its top two positions in the WAFL Colts with Round 17 wins on Saturday while Swan Districts replaced East Fremantle in third and Perth stayed right in finals contention with a thrilling win against East Perth.

Round 17 in the colts began with two games on Saturday morning with Subiaco retaining its hold on top spot with a hard fought 9.9 (63) to 7.8 (50) victory against Claremont at Claremont Oval.

The other Saturday morning contest saw Swan Districts leapfrog East Fremantle back into the third position on the ladder with an 8.9 (57) to 6.9 (45) win at East Fremantle Oval.

The other two colts contests on Saturday took place following the respective league matches beginning at Leederville Oval with Perth making up for its league team's heartbreak, beating East Perth 8.7 (55) to 8.5 (53).

The round then concluded at Joondalup Arena on Saturday evening with Peel Thunder consolidating its second spot on the ladder with an 11.8 (74) to 5.7 (37) win over West Perth.

Subiaco (11-3) remains on top of the colts ladder ahead of Peel Thunder (10-5), Swan Districts (9-6) and East Fremantle (9-6).

South Fremantle (6-8) still rounds at the top five despite having the bye in Round 17 to sit in a finals position ahead of Perth (6-9), West Perth (5-10), Claremont (5-10) and East Perth (5-9).

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CLAREMONT v SUBIACO

Subiaco maintained its advantage on top of the WAFL colts on Saturday morning with a solid 13-point victory against Claremont at Claremont Oval.

Subiaco returned to action coming off the bye and went on to win to score the win that further consolidated top spot, but also made the challenge for Claremont of reaching the finals all the more challenging.

It was a goal apiece in the opening quarter to start the game before Subiaco kicked away in the second quarter with three goals to one in the second term to lead by 16 points at half-time.

Claremont continued to fight hard throughout the second half but couldn’t close the gap, with Subiaco going on to win 9.9 (63) to 7.8 (50).

The win improves Subiaco to an 11-3 record on the season to be a game and percentage clear in top spot of the second placed Peel Thunder. Claremont still sits eighth at 5-10 to be a game and percentage outside the top five.

Jack Mayo kicked four goals for Subiaco from 15 possessions and five marks with Jordan Faraone also kicking two goals.

Tristan Hobley amassed 34 possessions for the Lions, Liam Hickmott 28, Wil Hickmott 23, Nathan French 19, Kyle Stainsby 19, Zane Shellabear-Healey 18 and Madoc Plane 17.

Ben Schuhkraft kicked two goals for Claremont from seven kicks and three marks.

Jack Cooley finished the morning with 22 possessions for the Tigers while Jack Monaghan gathered 20 disposals, Isaac Barton 19, Jye Clark 17, Oliver Henderson 16, Max Grant 16 and Riley Cunningham 16.

 

EAST FREMANTLE v SWAN DISTRICTS

Swan Districts moved back into third position in the WAFL colts with a solid 12-point victory against East Fremantle at East Fremantle Oval on Saturday morning.

Both Swans and the Sharks are locked into top four positions in the colts but it was East Fremantle sitting third at 9-5 ahead of the fourth placed Swan Districts at 8-6 coming into Saturday's clash at Shark Park.

That set the scene for a crucial encounter with Swans ending up being on top most of the way. 

Swan Districts led by a goal at quarter-time before both teams kicked three goals apiece with the black-and-whites leading by nine points at half-time.

Swans went on to kick the only two goals of the third quarter to hold a match-winning advantage at the last change with a 19-point lead.

East Fremantle did kick two goals to one in the last quarter but Swan Districts went on to win 8.9 (57) to 6.9 (45) to replace the Sharks in third position on the colts ladder.

Harry Edwards kicked three goals for Swan Districts from 16 possessions, eight marks, 11 hit outs, four tackles and four inside-50 entries.

Joe Hinder also racked up 22 disposals for Swans, Jackson Beck 22, Kade Wallrodt 21 (12 tackles), Jak Watson 19, Atem Deng 18, Denzel More 18, Brenton Hilton 17, Casey Vandersluys 16 and Seb Bright 16 (nine tackles). 

Josh Harris-Walker, Bailey Tucek, Aaron Meadowcroft, Trent Rivers, Isaac Richards and Jai Jackson were the goal scorers for East Fremantle.

Nicholas Patat ended the morning with 27 possessions and six tackles for the Sharks while Max Murphy gathered 25 disposals, Cody Smith 24, Jackson 23, Jake Diggle 21, Scott Read 20, Zac Wilkinson 20, Rivers 19 and Tom Monaghan 18.

 

EAST PERTH v PERTH

On the back of a thrilling league contest at Leederville Oval, the East Perth and Perth colts didn’t fail to deliver backing that up into Saturday evening with the Demons kicking the only two goals of the last quarter to win by two points.

East Perth and Perth played out a league thriller at Leederville Oval on Saturday afternoon with the Royals prevailing when captain Kyle Anderson kicked a goal after the siren.

That set the scene for the colts to follow after the league match this week and it turned out to be just as much of a nail-biting contest between two teams trying to remain in finals contention.

East Perth started the colts contest strongly with three goals to one in the opening quarter and then another four goals to one in the second term to head into the half-time break with a 31-point advantage.

But Perth regrouped during the half-time break and came out in the third quarter and kicked goals to one to only trail by 14 points by three quarter-time.

That set the stage for a dramatic finish and the Demons kicked the only two goals of the last quarter to come away with the 8.7 (55) to 8.5 (53) victory.

The win keeps Perth's finals hopes alive in sixth position at 6-9 to be just percentage behind the fifth placed South Fremantle. It was a significant blow to East Perth's finals hopes with the Royals now sitting last at 5-9.

Hamish McFarlane kicked two goals for Perth as the game's only multiple goal scorer.

Nathan O'Driscoll racked up 25 possessions for the Demons to go with seven tackles, six marks and four inside-50 entries.

Zac Casey also finished with 21 disposals for Perth, Bailey Smith 19, Maverick Hamilton 19, Nyika John 17, Elijah Taylor 15 and Damien Bennell 15.

Thomas Baulch racked up 26 possessions for East Perth while Louis Miller collected 23 disposals, Damon Greaves 22, Jacob Msando 21, Darrin Cox 20, Eric Bashemule 19 and ruckman Jed Montgomerie 19 to go with five marks and 40 hit outs.

 

WEST PERTH v PEEL THUNDER

Peel Thunder further consolidated its top two position in the WAFL colts and made life more difficult for West Perth remain in finals contention with a 37-point victory at Joondalup Arena on Saturday evening.

The colts contest at Joondalup Arena took place on Saturday evening following the league contest at the venue with Peel needing to win to ensure it remained in second position while West Perth did need the win to maintain touch with a finals berth.

Peel came out and started strongly on Saturday evening kicking four goals to one in the opening quarter to hold a 20-point advantage heading into the quarter-time break.

Peel went on to kick the only three goals of the second quarter as well to head into half-time 39 points to the good with West Perth managing just the one goal the entire first half.

The Thunder continued to control the contest in the third quarter with another two goals to one and even though the Falcons did manage three goals to two in the last term, Peel still came away with the comfortable 11.8 (74) to 5.7 (37) victory.

The win improves Peel to a 10-5 record on the season in second position on the ladder while West Perth is seventh at 5-10.

Lee Chapman and Lachlan Cullen kicked two goals apiece for Peel.

Lachlan Riley compiled 25 possessions for the Thunder to go with nine marks and seven inside-50 entries.

Andrew Butler also finished with 21 disposals, Jarvis Pina 20, Jake Howes 18, Cameron Gavin 18, James Sturrock 17, Jason Carter 16 and David Yaccob 16.

Treak Nannup kicked two goals for West Perth with Noah Clune, Jack Burke and Alec Johnson adding singles.

Tyron Hindmarsh finished with 22 possessions for the Falcons, Alec Johnson 20, Daniel Rowe 19, Bailey Chalmers 18, Jaxon Prior 18, Ben Johnson 17 and Ryan Hudson 16.

Zak Patterson also ended the evening with 13 touches and 51 hit outs in the ruck.