Fremantle sports teams prepare for weekend of action

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FOOTBALL

The 2017 WAFL season will kick off with a bang this weekend, with both East Fremantle and South Fremantle hosting tough opponents at home.

It doesn’t get much tougher for South Fremantle, which is kicking off its 2017 campaign with last year’s grand finalist Subiaco, a team that will be looking for redemption after going down to Peel Thunder in the season decider.

East Fremantle will also have a tough ask against Claremont, with both teams expecting to improve on their sixth and seventh place finishes last year and make the finals in 2017.

East Fremantle will host Claremont at East Fremantle Oval, while South Fremantle will host Subiaco at Fremantle Oval.

Bounce down for both matches will be at 2.15pm on Saturday.

SOCCER

COCKBURN City Soccer Club will be fighting to get back on the winners list when it takes on Armadale tomorrow.

After notching up two wins and a draw in its opening three games, Cockburn suffered its first defeat of the season last weekend at the hands of Floreat Athena.

Despite playing away, Cockburn will be confident of getting a win out of Saturday’s game with its opponents sitting on a win-loss record of 1-3.

Over-confidence might be its downfall, with Armadale eager to wipe away last weekend’s humiliating 5-1 loss at the hands of Sorrento.

Cockburn will take on Armadale from 3pm, March 18, at Alfred Skeet Reserve in Forrestdale.

CRICKET

FREMANTLE can book a fourth grand final berth of the season with a win over Joondalup at Stevens Reserve this weekend.

The Port Boys will host the fixture after losing last weekend’s two-day semi final clash against Subiaco Floreat.

Joondalup, which finished the regular season in fourth place, head to the Swanbourne Street venue off the back of a semi-final win over Perth.

Despite finishing the regular season in second – and claiming two T20 premierships along the way – the Port Boys are not in the greatest touch.

Their last win was in the Statewide T20 final against Peel at the WACA in mid-February.

But that will matter little if they can win this weekend’s two-day fixture and book themselves another grand final at the WACA on March 25-26.