SOUTH Fremantle was overrun by the smallest of margins and East Fremantle was brave but did not have the legs in another tough weekend for our local WAFL sides.
Despite leading East Perth by 17 points at the final change, the Bulldogs fell 10.11 (71) to 10.10 (70) at Fremantle Oval on Saturday.
Tom Lamb led the way for the Royals up forward with three goals while Luke Partington tallied 32 disposals for the victors.
For the hosts, Zachary Strom kicked four goals and Haiden Schloithe recorded 32 disposals.
It was the Bulldogs’ second loss in two games, moving them to 6-3 for the season and within striking distance of the chasing pack.
League-leaders Subiaco stormed home with six final-quarter goals to see off East Fremantle at Leederville Oval on Saturday.
Leading by five points at the last change, the hosts booted six goals to two to ease to their eighth win of the season, 15.18 (108) to 11.11 (77).
Liam Ryan booted four goals and Leigh Kitchin gathered 30 possessions in the win.
Jarrad Schofield played a solid game for the Sharks, tallying 32 disposals and a goal.
The Sharks remain winless after eight games.
Cockburn breathed new life into its season after a clutch shot from captain Gavin Field in the dying stages helped Cockburn down Kalamunda at the Ray Owen Sports Centre on Saturday.
The Suns held a one-point lead with just 1.7 seconds remaining on the clock.
But it was enough time for the Cougars to get the ball into the hands of sharp-shooter Field before he delivered the killer blow to help his side to a 92-91 win.
The Cougars now sit on the cusp of the eight with a 6-7 record.
Lakeside moved to 6-6 after slumping to a 109-90 loss against the Perth Redbacks at the Lakeside Recreation Centre on Saturday.
The loss came despite another solid display from James Padgett, who scored 29 points.
The Lightning is one of six mid-table teams on six wins.
In the women’s division, Lakeside moved into the top four with a crushing win over Perth at home on Saturday.
Sydnee Fipps scored 30 points shooting at 79 per cent from the field, while Ali Schwagmeyer was as solid as always with 26 points.
Cockburn has begun to build some momentum too, recording its third win of the season on Saturday.
Playing away from home, Kersten Mitchell scored 30 and Brianna Moyes 24 as the Cougars downed Kalamunda at the Ray Owen Sports Centre 87 – 57.
THERE were mixed fortunes for the Fremantle Hockey Club over the weekend.
In the men’s top flight, the Magpies took care of the winless NC Raiders 4-1.
Fremantle was 3-1 up at half time before a second half goal ensured the visitors its fifth win of the season.
Fremantle moved to fifth position on the table, four points clear of sixth and within striking distance of second.
In the women’s division, Fremantle was dominated by the Raiders 4-2.
Fremantle was 2-0 down at half time but could only square the ledger in the second half to fall to their sixth loss in six starts.
Cockburn City will not progress into round 7 of the FFA Cup after former striker Angel Andres scored a hat-trick to deliver the Dianella White Eagles a crushing 3-0 win at Dalmatinac Park on Saturday.
Andres, who left Cockburn in the summer, said it was a great result.
“It was a good win for the team. Yes I scored the goals, but we made the win together, and who’s next?” the Spanish striker said.
“It’s a great day for the club and we are in a good position on the table, but today we will celebrate and whoever we play next, we are ready for them.”
Andres had two goals on the board in the opening 15 minutes before icing the cake with a third in game’s dying stages.
COCKBURN remains on top of the Fremantle Netball Association’s Senior A1 table following a close win over St Christopher.
Cockburn won 31-27 over its fifth-placed opposition, registering a third win in four rounds.
Third-placed Attadale remains within touching distance of the leaders after a 40-23 win over bottom-placed Tingara.
Winthrop is second following a strong showing against Mods, winning 41-27.
In the Junior A1 division, Tingara 1 looks unstoppable after a 63-25 win over third-placed Rossmoyne.
Tingara 1 has four wins from four starts to start 2017.
In the other matches, fifth-placed St Christoper was too strong for the winless Winthrop, winning 37-23.
Second-placed Attadale thumped the fourth-placed Tingara 2, 52-27.