South Fremantle limp to WAFL bye with two successive defeats

South Fremantle limp to WAFL bye with two successive defeats

James Laurino during South Fremantle’s loss to Claremont on Saturday. Picture: Belinda Pike/ Croc Photography.

WAFL round 16:

SOUTH FREMANTLE will enter the bye on the back of two straight defeats.

In wet conditions at Fremantle Oval the Bulldogs never recovered from a slow start to fall to Claremont 11.3 (69) to 5.8 (38).

The Tigers led by six goals at quarter time and seven at the main change.

While South Fremantle squared or led most of the key stats they failed to kick a major until the third term.

By then the match was effectively in the book.

Tigers forward Beau Maister booted three goals.

Ryan Lim gathered 31 disposals and laid five tackles.

Jye Bolton tallied 30 disposals (28 kicks), 12 tackles and five inside 50s.

For South Fremantle Ben Saunders booted two goals. It was a solid effort after the forward copped a heavy knock to the face in the match’s early stages.

Shane Hockey led disposals with 31. He also laid 12 tackles.

In other matches East Perth beat Swan Districts 8.10 (58) to 2.6 (18), West Perth continued its great run with an 8.7 (55) to 1.5 (11) victory over Peel Thunder, and Perth stunned Subiaco 6.6 (42) to 4.3 (27).

East Fremantle had the bye.

SBL round 17:

THE Cockburn Cougars have taken their winning streak to ten after another successful weekend of play.

Marcus Goode scored 30 points to guide the Cougars to a 105 to 81 win over the South West Slammers at Wally Hagan Stadium on Friday night.

They backed it up on Saturday night with a 110 to 104 overtime win over the Stirling Senators at Warwick Stadium.

Goode scored another 30 points, with Najee Lane adding 27 to keep the Cougars on top of the table.

Lakeside ended its 13 match losing streak with two wins.

TJ Hallice scored 26 points to lead the Lightning to a 105 to 99 win over Kalamunda at the Ray Owen Sports Centre on Friday.

Daniel Grida scored 25 and Tom Parkinson 24.

On Saturday the Lighting beat the Perth Redbacks 99 to 91 at the Lakeside Recreation Centre.

Daniel Alexander scored 35.

In the women’s division Lakeside went two from two.

Ali Schwagmeyer scored 21 to help Lakeside to an 81 to 67 win over Kalamunda.

Schwagmeyer was again in fine form after netting 30 in Lakeside’s 88 to 79 win over Perth on Saturday.

Ashleigh Grant chimed in with 25.

Cockburn started the weekend with a big win over the South West Slammers.

Candace Williams scored 31 points in the 85 to 62 victory.

The Cougars could not back it up though, falling 85 to 82 against Stirling on Saturday.

NPL round 16:

COCKBURN came from behind three times to secure a point against ladder leaders Inglewood in round 16 action of the NPL WA on Saturday.

City’s Liam Murray scored three to play a major part in the exciting match held at Dalmatinac Park.

Cockburn drew level after trailing 1-0, 3-1 at half time and after falling behind 4-3 in the 82nd minute.

Murray’s third goal and the game’s last came in the 90th minute to tie the match at 4 – 4.