IN Round 7 of the Simply Energy WAFL Colts competition, East Fremantle defeated Claremont by 21 points at New Choice Homes Park. Below were the most notable players in the game.
#5 Edward Curley
The Mullewa junior was dynamic in the forward half for the Sharks, finishing with 20 possessions, nine inside 50s, five tackles and two marks.
#6 Joshua Browne
The Applecross-Mount Pleasant junior was excellent in the midfield for East Fremantle. Playing as the ruck-rover, Browne accumulated 24 possessions, took six marks, laid four tackles, recorded four inside 50s and kicked a goal. The highlight of his game came in the third quarter, when he burst away from the centre-bounce and drilled through a long-range goal.
The Aquinas College graduate was shifted to the half-back line, and he handled the new responsibility with aplomb. Gorringe finished with 17 possessions and six marks.
The Fremantle Dockers Next-Generation Academy member was exceptional on the half-back line for East Fremantle. He collected 18 possessions, grabbed five marks and recorded four inside 50s in a polished performance. His penetrating kicking was a real feature of his game.
#10 Jed Hagan
The 15-year-old was prolific in the midfield for the Sharks, finishing with 28 possessions, seven marks and four inside 50s.
#13 Keanu Haddow
The East Fremantle captain inspired his team to a superb victory. Playing at centre half-back, the Fremantle Dockers’ Next-Generation Academy member finished with 20 possessions and seven marks.
#15 Ethan Paholski
The Brigades junior continued his excellent season with another accomplished performance. He gathered 19 possessions, took five marks, laid four tackles, recorded two inside 50s and kicked a goal. He helped set up the opening goal of the game, when he was able to spear a pass to Lachlan McGrath inside 50, who duly converted. Moments later, Paholski kicked the Sharks’ second goal, when he nailed his set shot from 40 metres out on a difficult angle.
#16 Jack Carroll
Arguably the best player on the ground, the Chapman Valley product finished with 31 possessions, four marks, four inside 50s and two goals in a powerful performance. His ability to get out of congestion and find a teammate in space was a real feature of his game.
#2 Logan Young
The son of AFL player manager Colin Young, Logan was powerful in the midfield for Claremont. He finished with 22 possessions, 10 tackles and three inside 50s.
#4 Jake Willson
The Wembley Downs junior was prolific in the midfield for Claremont. He gathered 24 possessions, laid four tackles and took three marks in an excellent performance. The highlight of his game came late in the third quarter, when he burst from a centre bounce stoppage, spun his way around three opponents before lacing out a pass to Kai Harwood inside 50.
#10 Joel Western
The Fremantle Dockers Next-Generation Academy member was dynamic in the forward half for the Tigers. He finished with 20 possessions, seven inside 50s, 5 marks and three tackles in a lively performance.
#13 Samuel Alvarez
Yet another Fremantle Dockers Next-Generation Academy member, Alvarez was excellent on the wing for the Tigers. His link-up play between the defence and offence was very good, and his decision-making with ball in hand was excellent. He finished with 24 possessions, four inside 50s, three marks and two tackles.
#21 Jack Avery
Playing at centre half-back, the Cottesloe junior was rock solid in defence for Claremont. He finished with 28 possessions, 15 rebounds, nine marks, three tackles and two inside 50s.
#23 Jacob Van Rooyen
The 17-year-old showed impressive signs for Claremont, playing primarily as the centre half-forward. His leading patterns, strong marking and defensive efforts were all features of his game against East Fremantle. He finished with 11 possessions, four marks, three tackles, three inside 50s and two goals.
#28 Kalin Lane
The Denmark-Walpole product showed why he is one of the premier ruckman in this year’s Simply Energy WAFL Colts competition. Lane won a game-high 29 hitouts, accumulated 12 possessions and laid five tackles in an impressive performance.