Fremantle/Cockburn sports wrap: Souths remain top after win over Swans, Cockburn City draw and SBL action

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

WAFL Round 10:

SOUTH Fremantle moved one game clear on top of the WAFL table after a 47-point win over Swan Districts on Saturday.

As they have done all year, the Bulldogs went harder for longer to run out 19.12 (126) to 12.7 (79) winners.

Blaine Johnson slotted five goals to go with 20 possessions and six inside 50s, and Ben Saunders took his season goal tally to 22 after a haul of four.

Haiden Schloithe booted three goals and racked up 24 disposals, and Shane Hockey recorded 27 disposals and two goals.

Ashton Hams again had no trouble finding the ball as he gathered 43 disposals, laid six tackles and kicked inside 50 seven times.

The game had been tight in the opening half but 12 goals to five in the second half, including seven in the final term, put the Bulldogs on course to record its eighth win for the year.

East Fremantle notched up its fourth consecutive win after holding on against Claremont at Showgrounds on Saturday.

Despite not kicking a goal in two of the four quarters, including the final term, the Sharks held on 6.17 (53) to 7.6 (48).

George Hampson booted two important goals and had eight inside 50s, while Liam Anthony gathered a game-high 33 disposals.

Keifer Yu led the Tigers for disposals with 29 and Darcy Cameron booted two goals.

In other matches Peel Thunder beat East Perth, 5.9 (39) to 3.7 (25), and West Perth knocked off Subiaco 11.11 (77) to 7.9 (51).

State Basketball League Round 10:

COCKBURN Cougars returned to form with a big win over Mandurah on Friday.

Marcus Goode scored 26 points, shooting at 65 per cent from the field and hitting four from five from the three-point line to lead the home side to a 115-77 win.

Gavin Field was not far behind with 25 points, shooting at an outrageous 83.3 per cent and hitting five threes himself.

Trevor Setty scored 20 points for the Magic.

Across town, Lakeside slumped to its fifth consecutive defeat after falling to the previously winless Kalamunda 128-123 in overtime.

Kalamunda had lost its opening 11 games of the season but proved too good for the Lightning.

Jarrad Prior led the Suns to victory with 31 points.

Daniel Alexander put in another strong performance for the Lightning with 32 points and teammate TJ Hallice scored 27.

In the women’s, Lakeside recovered from last week’s loss to beat Kalamunda 100-85.

Ashleigh Grant and Ali Schwagmeyer netted 27 points each to lead the home side to victory.

Carley Mijovic scored 24 points and Sabrina Jeridore 23 for Kalamunda.

Cockburn’s three-game winning streak ended at the hands of Mandurah in a feisty, passion-filled game.

The referees were under fire all game, with players from both teams, and the fans, taking exception to a number of calls.

Annette Davis, Casey Mihovilovich and Adijat Adams all scored 15 points or more to help the Magic home 73-64.

Candace Williams scored 27 points for the Cougars.

Unfortunately, the support around her was lacking.

Cherridy Thornton was the only other Cougar to reach double figures, scoring 11 points.

NPL WA Round 9:

MISSED opportunities will haunt Cockburn City after their 1-1 draw against Perth on Saturday.

Horrible weather affected players all game, but both teams were unable to grab a last-minute winner to take home the win.

Cockburn scored first on the back of Angel Andres before Perth equalised early in the second half.

In the dying stages of the game, Cockburn goalkeeper Luke Radonich blocked a Perth match winner that sent his team on the rebound, but Josh Kusar was unable to finish in front of goal.

Cockburn coach Scott Miller praised the team’s efforts.

“We could have won but a draw at Perth is a good result, I’m happy with the performance,” he said.

Hockey

FREMANTLE Hockey Club’s two premier teams notched up big wins over the weekend.

The Promotion 1 women kicked off the winning weekend with a 2-0 victory over the South West Strikers.

The win gave Fremantle the points to leap frog the Strikers on the ladder, now sitting comfortably in second behind Southern River.

Fremantle’s league men recorded a huge 7-1 win over cellar-dwellers Suburban Lions, the team now sitting comfortably in sixth ahead of the match against the Westside Wolves on Saturday at the Perth Hockey Stadium.