Gazette sport review: Cockburn climbs NPL WA ladder, Fremantle women still search for first hockey win, plus SBL and WAFL results

Gazette sport review: Cockburn climbs NPL WA ladder, Fremantle women still search for first hockey win, plus SBL and WAFL results

SBL

Lakeside consolidated third position on the women’s SBL table with an 81-77 win over Joondalup at the Lakeside Recreation Centre on Sunday.

The usual suspects in Sydnee Fipps (26 points) and Ali Schwagmeyer (21) were up to it again, while Ashleigh Grant drained 17 as the hosts notched up win number 12 for the year.

It was a different tale for Cockburn, soundly beaten 80-65 by Perth at Belmont Oasis on Saturday, despite a mammoth effort from Kersten Mitchell.

Mitchell scored 33 points shooting at 57 per cent from the field.

The Cougars are in eighth position.

In the men’s division, Cockburn put in an all-round team performance to nab a tight win against Perth at Belmont Oasis on Saturday.

Seva Chan and Jalen Billups scored 18 points each while Gavin Field shot 17 and Lochlan Cummings 13 to help the Cougars win 76-75.

The Cougars are in sixth position on the table.

Lakeside slipped to another loss, going down to the Wolves by 19 points at home on Sunday.

The loss keeps the Lightning in ninth spot with an 8-12 record.

WAFL

East Perth has kept its finals chances alive at the expense of East Fremantle, winning every quarter of Saturday’s match at Leederville Oval to fly home by 61 points.

Scott Lycett and Jonathan Giles dominated Matthew Watson at stoppages, with the Royals duo accumulating 122 hit outs to just 17 in the 16.7 (103) to 6.6 (42) win.

Royals midfielder Patrick McGinnity starred with 37 disposals, five tackles, six inside 50s and one goal and Fraser McInnes booted a team-high three goals.

For the Sharks, Cameron Eardley gathered 33 disposals and Alex Howson booted two goals.

South Fremantle had the bye.

HOCKEY

Fremantle Hockey Club’s premier 1 men suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss to WASPS.

The game was tied up at 1-1 at halftime courtesy of a goal from Mark Ellis, but WASPS proved too strong in the second half, running away with the game.

The win has Fremantle stranded in seventh place on the ladder, the loss taking away its opportunity to leapfrog Westside Wolves and Old Aquinians, who also lost on the weekend.

The Fremantle premier 1 women are yet to find that elusive first win after going down 3-0 to ladder leaders WASPS.

SOCCER

COCKBURN City has started making its way slowly up the NPL WA ladder after holding on for a 2-1 win over Mandurah City at Dalmatinac Park on Saturday.

Cockburn’s Blake Adams opened proceedings in the 25th minute after getting on the end of a bad back pass and running a goal past Mandurah goalkeeper Cyril Sharrock.

Gian Albano made it two from a penalty just four minutes later when the referee called a handball in the box against Mandurah.

The visitors got one back in the 61st minute but Cockburn managed to hold on for the points.

The win allowed Cockburn to jump from eighth to seventh on the ladder, just two points away from Joondalup United in sixth.

Cockburn coach Scott Miller said the game should have been in the bag earlier.

“Once Mandurah scored, we panicked a bit,” he said.

“We hit the post a few times, had one on ones, and we only came out with a 2-1 win.”

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