Sport preview: Freo WAFL clubs in action, Cockburn City look for another win and a big weekend for SBL clubs

Fremantle Hockey’s Darryl McCormick. Picture: Fremantle Hockey Club Facebook
Fremantle Hockey’s Darryl McCormick. Picture: Fremantle Hockey Club Facebook

FOOTBALL (WAFL)

Fremantle’s two in-form WAFL teams will on the road this week, aiming to stretch their winning runs.

Ladder-leading South Fremantle is targeting three straight wins and tackles bottom-placed Swan Districts at Bassendean Oval tomorrow afternoon.

Swans only have one win on the board and that came in round four against fellow strugglers Claremont.

East Fremantle, currently on a three-game winning streak, tackles the Tigers at the Showgrounds tomorrow.

The third-placed Sharks are two games behind their cross-town rivals and Subiaco but should be confident against Claremont, a side with just two wins this season.

BASKETBALL (SBL)

Our local basketball teams will be keen for a form reversal this week, after three teams finished last weekend with losses.

The fourth, Cockburn’s women’s side, had a bye.

The Lakeside women fell just short in its match with Perry Lakes and takes on Kalamunda at Lakeside Recreation Centre tonight.

The Cougars battle Mandurah Magic at Wally Hagan Stadium tonight as well.

The Cockburn Cougars men’s side lost to the Geraldton Buccaneers 93-90 last week but can get back to winning ways with victory over Mandurah tonight.

Lakeside men’s lost its fourth successive game last week, despite big hauls from two of their stars.

The Lightning lost 104-95 to Perry Lakes Hawks, even with Daniel Alexander’s 32 points and another 30 from TJ Hallice.

They can keep the pressure on the top eight with a win over Kalamunda tonight.

HOCKEY

Fremantle Hockey Club’s league men will have to fight complacency as they take on the bottom of the ladder Suburban Lions.

Fremantle will be looking to notch up its fourth win of the season against the winless Lions, but will need to avoid thinking it will be an easy win if it wants to take home the points and climb up the ladder.

After suffering its first loss of the season last weekend, Fremantle’s Promotion 1 women will be looking to get back on the winners list when it plays the South West Strikers.

It is expected to be a tight match, with the fourth-placed Fremantle looking to take the game right up to the ladder leaders.

The Fremantle men take on the Suburban Lions at Lemnos Field from 4pm tomorrow, while the women take on the SW Strikers at the Bunbury & Districts Hockey Association from 3.15pm tomorrow.

SOCCER (NPL WA)

The WA National Premier Leagues returns after a week off for FFA Cup action, with Cockburn City raring for another big game against Perth Soccer Club.

With just two wins from eight games, Cockburn will be hoping a good showing against Perth can help it snare another three points.

Fourth-placed Perth will be no easy beats though, especially with home field advantage.

Cockburn City takes on Perth SC at Dorrien Gardens tomorrow from 3pm.