Round 14 Colts Wrap

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:59 PM by Chris Pike

ROUND 14 in the Simply Energy WAFL Colts saw Peel Thunder maintain its gap on top of the ladder with a one-point win over East Perth while Claremont continued its strong recent form and there were wins also for East Fremantle and Perth.

Round 14 in the colts competition got underway with a double-header on Friday afternoon and evening at Leederville Oval.

That got underway with Claremont continuing its strong form of late in the colts beating the reigning premiers Subiaco 13.8 (86) to 6.5 (41).

The other Leederville Oval Friday evening contest saw Peel Thunder prevail 8.9 (57) to 8.8 (56) by finishing strongly to claim the thrilling victory against East Perth.

The other two Round 14 colts matches took place on Saturday beginning with East Fremantle handing Swan Districts a fifth successive loss, winning 12.9 (81) to 5.7 (37) at East Fremantle's New Choice Homes Park.

Then at Lathlain's Mineral Resources Park, Perth proved too strong for South Fremantle prevailing 8.14 (62) to 6.10 (46).

The Round 14 colts results leave Peel Thunder (10-1) clear on top of the ladder with West Perth (8-3), Claremont (7-4), Swan Districts (7-5) and East Perth (7-5) rounding out the top five.

Subiaco (4-8) is three games further back in sixth position in front of Perth (4-8), East Fremantle (3-9) and South Fremantle (2-9).


EAST PERTH 8.8 (56) lost to PEEL THUNDER 8.9 (57)

Peel Thunder had to come from behind but they did so in impressive fashion in the last quarter to snatch a one-point thriller over East Perth at Leederville Oval on Friday night.

Peel Thunder surged further clear on top of the colts ladder but only courtesy of a heart stopping one-point victory against East Perth on Friday night at Leederville Oval.

The two teams played on Friday night at Leederville Oval following on from the Claremont-Subiaco contest and they put on a tremendous show for four quarters.

East Perth started strongly with three goals to one in the opening term and then with a goal apiece in the second quarter, the Royals still led the Thunder by 15 points at half-time.

But Peel hit back in the third quarter and kicked four goals to three to close the gap to just seven points by three quarter-time.

Peel did kick the first goal of the last quarter too thanks to Ben Middleton to close to within two points before Cody Rodgers responded for East Perth.

But the Thunder dominated the next 10 minutes with a goal to Tyrone Thorne and then a strong of behinds to go up by a point when Jackson Knight kicked a behind. That was enough to secure the 8.9 (57) to 8.8 (56) victory for the Thunder.

The result is a sixth straight colts victory this season for Peel to see them sit two games and percentage clear on top of the ladder while East Perth remains fifth at 7-5 with a three-game edge on the chasing pack.

Tyrone Thorne, Cameron Gavin and Ben Middleton all kicked two goals apiece for Peel in the one-point win.

Jarvis Pina racked up 33 possessions for the Thunder, Jack Sears 23, Jackson Knight 22, Zac Rankin 18, James Ewing 17 and Cameron Gavin 15.

Cody Rodgers finished with three goals for East Perth from five kicks and three marks on the evening.

Cooper Sparks gathered 25 possessions for the Royals, Adam Boules 22 (11 tackles), Josh Hubbard 17, Kane Hughes 15 and Liam Dellamarta 15.

SUBIACO 6.5 (41) lost to CLAREMONT 13.8 (86)

Claremont produced dominant second and fourth quarters at Leederville Oval to beat Subiaco by 45 points on Friday afternoon to continue their strong recent form.

Both teams played some good football in the opening quarter of the game that that was played on Friday afternoon at Leederville Oval, kicking three goals apiece.

Claremont then dominated the second term holding Subiaco goalless and kicking four goals themselves to head into the half-time interval with a 25-point advantage.

Subiaco did fire back in the third quarter to outscore Claremont three goals to two, but the Tigers remained on top by three goals at the last change.

Claremont then once again held Subiaco scoreless in the fourth term and kicking four goals themselves to run out 13.8 (86) to 6.5 (41) winners.

The win sees Claremont further close in on a top two position having now improved to a 7-4 record on the season and with a better percentage, they are only a game behind the second placed West Perth who had the Round 14 bye.

Subiaco now looks to have a big job ahead as reigning premiers to qualify for finals in 2019 now sitting three games and percentage outside of the top five.

Liam Henry, Callum Jamieson, Ben Schuhkraft and Isaiah Butters all kicked two goals apiece for the Tigers in the victory.

Jye Clark amassed 35 possessions for Claremont, Jack Cooley 33, Henry 26, Joel Western 18, Louis Passera 18, Butters 18, Lachlan Davis 17, Cameron Anderson 16, Logan Young 16 and ruckman Jack Buller 15 to go with 26 hit outs.

Connor Patterson kicked two goals for Subiaco while Ben Golding put in a tremendous performance made up of 29 possessions, 10 tackles, eight marks, five inside 50s and a goal.

Abraham Clinch also gathered 32 disposals for the Lions, Jacob Peletier 24, Trey Kennedy 18, Jack McIntosh 17 and Harvey Bishop 17.


EAST FREMANTLE 12.9 (81) defeated SWAN DISTRICTS 5.7 (37)

Swan Districts struggles in the colts after a hot start to the season continued on Saturday morning with East Fremantle winning by 44 points at New Choice Homes Park.

After starting the season in the colts winning their opening seven matches, Swans had lost four in-a-row entering Saturday morning's clash with East Fremantle.

East Fremantle had won just the two games this season coming into the game but they started strongly with seven scoring shots to one in the first quarter to head into quarter-time leading by 11 points.

The Sharks then pulled away in the second term piling on five goals to one to lead by 37 points at half-time. 

East Fremantle continued on with the job in the second half with five more goals to three to end up winning 12.9 (81) to 5.7 (37).

The win improves the Sharks to a 3-9 record on the season while Swans have now slipped to fourth position as a result of five consecutive losses to be 7-5 on the season.

Trent Rivers booted three goals to go with 26 possessions and five tackles for East Fremantle.

Jeremy Sharp amassed 35 disposals for the Sharks, Chad Warner 31 (13 tackles), Jack Carroll 21, Tom Wallis 18, Oscar Hitchcock 18 and Luke Jackson 17 to go with 38 hit outs, seven tackles and a goal.

Jackson Ryan kicked two goals from four kicks for Swan Districts with Giacomo Paduano, Jermarl Daly and Brock Fisher the other goal scorers.

Jak Watson amassed 27 possessions for the black-and-whites, Brenton Hilton 22, Ty Sears 19, Jake Pasini 17 and Atem Deng 15.


PERTH 8.14 (62) defeated SOUTH FREMANTLE 6.10 (46)

Perth kept its slim finals hopes alive in the colts on Saturday with a 16-point victory against South Fremantle at Lathlain's Mineral Resources Park.

The two teams got to enjoy a later start to the game than normal with the league clash not taking place until that evening and it was the Demons who ended up victorious in a game where both sides struggled to convert in front of goal.

It was a tight opening quarter with both the Demons and Bulldogs kicking 1.3 apiece.

It was then one goal apiece again in the second term but Perth kicked five behinds to two from South Fremantle and that saw the Demons lead by three points at the half-time break.

Perth's inaccuracy continued in the third quarter as they kicked 2.5 but that did see them extend their lead to 12 points by three quarter-time.

The Demons finally found their radar in the final quarter kicking four goals to three from the Bulldogs to run out 8.14 (62) to 6.10 (46) winners.

The result improves Perth to a 4-8 record on the season to remain an outside hope of reaching the finals while South Fremantle remains in bottom place at 2-9.

Bailey Smith, Zac Sanderson and Tarkyn Brogan-Henry all kicked two goals apiece for Perth with Brogan-Henry collecting 21 possessions to go along with it.

Nathan O'Driscoll gathered 28 possessions to go with 12 tackles for the Demons while Regan Clarke picked up 26 disposals, Simon Hayward 22, Cain Evans 18, Sanderson 17 and Elijah Taylor 17.

Manfred Kelly put in a huge performance for South Fremantle with 30 possessions, 10 tackles, nine inside-50 entries, five marks and two goals.

Darryl Anderson also kicked two goals for the Bulldogs while Nash Miller had a good performance in the ruck with 13 touches, 35 hit outs and a goal.

Jack Musika collected 19 disposals, Eric Botha 18, Jacob Sax 18, George Wessels 16.