Gazette sport review: Bulldogs and Sharks go down in WAFL, Cockburn suffers another NPL WA defeat, plus SBL and netball

Gazette sport review: Bulldogs and Sharks go down in WAFL, Cockburn suffers another NPL WA defeat, plus SBL and netball

WAFL Round 9

SOUTH Fremantle’s five-game undefeated run came to a crashing halt, with Subiaco punishing it by 39 points at Leederville Oval on Saturday.

The top-of-the-table clash was dominated by the hosts who won every quarter on the way a 19.13 (127) to 14.4 (88) win and top spot on the WAFL table.

Lions skipper Kyal Horsley booted three goals and gathered 30 disposals to lead from the front in his 150th game.

Teammates Liam Ryan and Liam Baker bagged four goals each, while Lachlan Delahunty tallied 21 disposals and seven inside 50s.

For the visitors, Ben Saunders booted four goals to take his season tally to 20.

Tim Kelly was again impressive with 28 disposals and two goals.

East Fremantle’s search for a win continues after it was hammered by East Perth by 87 points.

Daniel Venables booted four majors for the Royals, while Matthew Allen (three) and Scott Jones (two) also bagged multiple goals in the 20.22 (142) to 7.13 (55) win at East Fremantle Oval.

William Maginness played a solid all-round game for the winners with 32 disposals and a goal.

For the Sharks, George Hampson gathered a game-high 40 disposals.

No Sharks player kicked multiple goals.

National Premier Leagues WA

COCKBURN City was forced to work hard for little reward, losing 3-2 to Perth Glory in NPL WA at Dalmatinac Park on Saturday.

The hosts trailed 3-0 in the 80th minute but found the net twice in quick time to give itself a chance of securing a point.

Ultimately, the Cockerels could not find the equaliser, giving Glory their first win in six matches.

Glory coach John Gibson said his side could have managed the final stages of the game better.

“It’s not very often that we go 3-0 up but the boys switched off as a collective and didn’t manage the end of the game very well,” he said.

“In the end we just conceded two soft goals but we took our opportunities today and I’m just happy the boys were rewarded for their performance.”

Cockburn sits 8th in the 14-team division.


DEVON Atkinson drained 26 points and James Padgett 20 to steer Lakeside to a tense 78-76 win over Stirling on Friday night.

Local product Rhys Vague threatened to steal the win from the hosts at the Lakeside Recreation Centre scoring 30 points and grabbing eight rebounds.

But Lakeside held on for the win, moving into fifth place on the SBL table.

Meanwhile Cockburn slumped to a disappointing 92-69 loss against South West Slammers on Saturday.

Jalen Billups led the scoring for the Cougars with 16 points, with Rhett Della Maddalena scoring 14.

But the Cougars were no match for the hosts at the Eaton Recreation Centre, with Tre Nichols (23 points), Michael Lay (21) and Clive Weeden (17) running hot to steer the Slammers to a big win.

There was mixed fortunes for our local teams in the women’s division, with Cockburn recording a timely win but Lakeside falling.

Cockburn notched up win number two for the season 86-70, dominating the Slammers at the Eaton Recreation Centre on Saturday.

Kersten Mitchell and Brianna Moyes drained 21 points each.

Lindsey Doucette hit the scoreboard with 18 points and Isabelle Miotti scored 15.

Lakeside proved no match for Stirling on Friday.

Hosting the match at the Lakeside Recreation Centre, the Lightning were pumped 101-76.

Kisha Lee was outstanding with 33 points for the winners.

Sydnee Fipps could not get her side over the line, despite scoring 28 points.

Fremantle Netball Association

COCKBURN is top of the Fremantle Netball Association’s Senior A1 table following a big win on Saturday.

Cockburn took care of Attadale 36-27 to move to two wins from three starts.

In other matches St Christopher dominated Winthrop 52-34 and Tingara caused an upset by beating Mods 38-32.

In the Junior A1 division, Tingara 1 powered to its third straight win of the season by beating Winthrop 66-21.

Attadale got the better of the previously undefeated Rossmoyne in a tense match 39-38.

Tingara 2 notched up its second win of the season by beating the winless St Christopher 35-26.