WAFL: Swans fall to West Perth

WAFL: Swans fall to West Perth

SWAN Districts and West Perth did battle in their annual Anzac Round clash with West Perth defeating the black ducks 13.14 (92) to 10.9 (69).

The Falcons missed plenty of chances in the opening quarter including the first four behinds of the game and that helped Swans to a one-point quarter-time lead.

Michael Lourey kicked West Perth’s opening three goals and the Falcons looked on top when Joel Leeson booted his second late in the opening half, but Swans stayed in touch with Tony Notte’s second to cut their half-time deficit to 14 points.

West Perth held Swan Districts goalless in the third term while kicking three goals themselves and that was enough to set up the eventual 23-point victory as the Falcons improve to 2-4, and Swans slip to 1-5.

Lourey and Leeson kicked three goals each for West Perth while Aaron Black continued his outstanding form with 31 possessions, nine marks, six tackles and his ninth goal of 2016.

Shane Nelson made his return from a wrist injury and sure made an impact with 29 disposals with Trent Manzone also picking up 24 touches, Drew Rohde 21, Luke Meadows 20, Steve Potente 19 and Steven Browne 19.

With Chris Keunen still out injured and Seva Mozhaev dropped to the reserves, Tyler Keitel carried the ruck for West Perth and finished with 22 disposals, 16 hit outs and a goal.

Tony Notte kicked three goals for Swan Districts and Alex Howard two while Matt Riggio compiled 35 possessions, Freddie Clutterbuck 28, Justin Simpson 25, Albert Dean 24, Adam Faulkner 23, Jacob Coniglio 20 and Griffen Logue 19.

Tom Smirk continued his good form as a defensive forward limiting Andrew Strijk to 14 possessions, and having 15 touches and a goal himself.