Tough week for both local sides

Tallen Ames marking in defence on Sunday. Image by Bryce Luff
Tallen Ames marking in defence on Sunday. Image by Bryce Luff

THE race for a WAFL finals berth remains tight, with four points separating second spot from eighth.

Brad Dodd’s first match in charge of East Fremantle could have ended better, with the Sharks falling to Swan Districts 12.7 (79) to 11.8 (74) at East Fremantle Oval on Sunday.

Matthew Jukes led the Swans up front with four goals, while Aaron Elari tallied 34 disposals and Adam Faulkner 28.

Robert Young and Fraser Perry booted three each for the Sharks. Jamie McNamara and Liam Anthony both notched up more than 30 disposals.

Up top, Subiaco sits three games clear following a 22-point win over South Fremantle at Leederville Oval.

Kyle Halligan booted three goals in a low-scoring contest, with Sam Menegola racking up 25 disposals and 10 inside-50s and Wade Twomey 27 disposals in the 9.12 (66) to 6.8 (44) win.

Bulldogs half-back Ashton Hams was typically busy with 32 disposals, with Haiden Schloithe and James Sellar booting two goals each.

Peel Thunder recorded a 22-point win over East Perth to move to third on the ladder. The Thunder stormed home with seven goals in the final term to notch up win number six for the year.

Leroy Jetta booted four goals, while Dockers fringe player Matt de Boer had 33 disposals and seven tackles.

Shane McAdam booted five goals and Beau Maister and Jack Bradshaw three each to help Claremont record a 20.8 (128) to 13.6 (84) win over Perth at Lathlain Park on Sunday.