WAFL Colts wrap: Round 2

SUBIACO and Swan Districts remained unbeaten after two rounds in the Western Australia Football League (WAFL) Colts competition, while Claremont had the bye and will be looking to do the same in round three. In South Fremantle’s opening game they met a clinical Lions outfit, while Perth and West Perth were other winners from the weekend.

Perth 15.9 (99) defeated East Fremantle 5.6 (36)

Perth bounced back from its opening round loss to record a huge 63-point win over East Fremantle away. Luke English had the ball on a string, with 33 disposals, seven marks and eight inside 50s, also capitalising in front of goal with three majors. Deven Robertson was equally as influential through the midfield, also collecting 33 disposals, taking six marks and laying five tackles. Speaking of tackles, Sydney Stack was glued to his opponents in the match, laying a game-high 13 tackles to go with his 24 disposals and seven inside 50s. Others that impressed for Perth were Ethan Hansen (24 disposals) and Maverick Hamilton (22 disposals and a goal). For East Fremantle, Trent Rivers was the sole ball winner in the 20’s – registering 20 disposals, six marks and two tackles, while Corey Robinson (18 disposals, two tackles, four inside 50s and a goal) could also hold his head high in the loss.

West Perth 7.12 (54) defeated East Perth 4.7 (31)

The Falcons got a vital win against their east-town counterparts, with a three goals to zero final term seeing West Perth run away from the Royals. West Perth had no shortage of big ball winners, with Tom Medhat collecting 33 disposals, 12 marks, four inside 50’s, laying eight tackles and booting a goal in a best on ground performance. Bailey Chalmers was not far behind him, amassing 29 disposals, 10 marks, four tackles, four inside 50s and booting a goal. Nathan Murray (29 disposals, four tackles, one goal), Koopah Todd (26 disposals, six marks) and Filimone Muavou (23 disposals, five marks) were others that impressed for the winners. For the Royals, Louis Miller was the highest possession winner with 22 disposals, while Jarrod Hamer-Matthew did his best with 21 disposals, five tackles and five inside 50’s. Excitement machine bottom-ager, Rhai-Arn Cox booted a goal from 13 disposals and two marks.

Swan Districts 5.12 (42) defeated Peel Thunder 5.10 (40)

Swan Districts remained unbeaten with a low-scoring two-point victory over Peel Thunder in their clash. Mitchell Bain racked up 28 disposals, three marks, four inside 50’s and laid seven tackles in the win. Harry Edwards (16 disposals, 11 tackles and 17 hitouts) and Jarred Cameron (15 disposals, 10 tackles) were others that brought the defensive heat on the day. Jackson Beck (25 disposals, eight marks, seven inside 50’s and a goal) was prolific, as were Graydon Wilson (22 disposals, five marks) and Riley Garcia (21 disposals, three marks). For Peel, James Sturrock had 22 disposals, three marks and eight tackles, while Jarvis Pina was the other player who had more than 20 disposals, with 21 touches, eight marks and three tackles, as well as driving the ball inside 50, four times. Bradley Oldfield (17 disposals, eight tackles) provided good defensive pressure, while Billy Chambers (35 hitouts) was strong in the ruck.

Subiaco 14.10 (94) defeated South Fremantle 7.8 (50)

The Lions proved too good for the Bulldogs in the latter’s first game of the season, in a clinical performance. Subiaco had just 32 inside 50’s to the Bulldogs’ 40, yet had 24 scoring shots, and averaged a scoring shot every 11.9 disposals. Luke Foley was prominent again with 28 disposals, five marks, four tackles, two inside 50’s and two goals. Liam Hickmott had 23 disposals and eight tackles, while brother Will had 22 disposals and five tackles. Zane Shellabear Healey was busy with 22 disposals and four tackles, while Xavier Peacock was the dominant performer in the ruck with 28 hitouts. For the Bulldogs, Kyle Hamersley had a promising opening game, amassing 27 disposals, six marks, five inside 50’s and laying four tackles. Tom Belchynden had 23 touches, seven marks and three tackles, while Jack Musika racked up 21 disposals, three marks and three tackles. Luke Moore was the Bulldogs’ key target up forward with 3.3 from 13 disposals and three marks.

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