Fremantle sport wrap: Desperate Sharks up against it in Derby, Lakeside on the slide

East Fremantle’s Brock O’Brien celebrates a goal. Picture: Phil Elliott/ PixEll Photography
East Fremantle’s Brock O’Brien celebrates a goal. Picture: Phil Elliott/ PixEll Photography


IT will be top versus bottom, South versus East as Fremantle’s two WAFL teams go to battle on Anzac Day.

Table-topping South Fremantle is on a hot streak having won its last three matches by an average of 70 points.

The Bulldogs will head into the Fremantle Oval clash against the Sharks clear favourites, with the visitors winless after four matches.

The Sharks have been leaky in defence, conceding an average of 112 points per game, while at their attacking end scoring just 64 points per game.

The first bounce is at 4.10pm at Fremantle Oval.


Lakeside has slipped to ninth on the SBL ladder after losing its two matches over the weekend.

The Lightning were beaten by the Wolves 98 – 78 at Joondalup Basketball Stadium on Friday night, despite 19 points from Devon Atkinson.

Crosstown rivals Cockburn got the better of them on Saturday night at the Lakeside Recreation Centre, where the hosts were beaten 91 – 78.

James Padgett chimed in with a game-high 25 points and Atkinson a further 12.

But Cougars import Jalen Billups continued his incredible start to his time at the Hamilton Hill-based SBL club with another 20 points and seven rebounds.

Gavin Field scored 16 points and recorded ten rebounds.

The Cougars can top off a great round of basketball by beating Rockingham at Wally Hagan Stadium tomorrow.

Tip-off is 3pm.

In the women’s division Lakeside was up and down.

The Lightning recorded an encouraging away win against the Wolves on Friday night.

Superstar Ali Schwagmeyer drained 38 points and recorded seven rebounds to lead the visitors to an 81 – 71 victory at Joondalup Basketball Stadium.

Sydnee Fipps chimed in with 20 points.

But they could not back that up the following night at home, falling to the previously winless Cockburn 81 – 78.

Schwagmeyer and Fipps again led the scoring with 26 points and 18 respectively.

But they were outdone by Kersten Mitchell (29 points), Lindsey Doucette (20 points) and Brianna Moyes (17 points), who breathed new life into Cockburn’s season.

The Cougars close out round 6 with an Anzac Day clash with Rockingham at Wally Hagan Stadium.


Cockburn City has slumped to their third loss of the season after going down to Stirling Lions on Saturday.

Stirling finished their fifth game in a row with a clean sheet after beating Cockburn 2-0 courtesy of a goal in each half.

The Cockerels started well but could not find the back of the net despite a number of good deliveries from Harry O’Brien and Cameron Edwards and the game deteriorated in the second half when Euen Grant and Julian Teles both received yellow cards.

The loss has seen Cockburn fall down the ladder from third to sixth.

Cockburn City will be hoping to bounce back this weekend when they take on Inglewood United at Dalmatinac Park from 3pm April 29.