WAFL, SBL, NPL and Hockey head weekend of local sport

South Fremantle will be keen to continue its winning ways, and share in more scenes like this one against East Perth two weeks ago.
South Fremantle will be keen to continue its winning ways, and share in more scenes like this one against East Perth two weeks ago.

SBL, WAFL, NPL and Hockey: Gazette weekend sport preview

Hockey

Fremantle is gearing up for a tight League Men’s clash against the YMCC Hockey Club at Lemnos Field in Shenton Park on Sunday.

The Magpies will be looking to atone for last week’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of top-placed UWA with victory over their fifth-placed opposition.

The game starts at 2.30pm.

Fremantle’s Promotion 1 women’s side will be looking to continue its perfect start to the season with a win over Rockingham at the Perth Hockey Stadium on Saturday.

Fremantle has started the season with a 3-2 win over the South West Strikers and a 2-1 win over the Old Guildfordian’s Mundaring Hockey Club.

Rockingham is yet to notch up a win.

The match starts at 12pm.

Bastketball (State Basketball League):

Cockburn Cougars will be looking to continue their red-hot form when they do battle with South West Slammers on Saturday night.

The Cougars will remain in top spot in the league no matter the result, but will be keen to consolidate what has been a solid start to the season.

Tip-off is at 8pm at the Eaton Recreation Centre.

The Cougars women will be keen to get their season back on track when they also take on the Slammers on Saturday.

They are in tenth with one win from five games.

The visitors should be a strong chance to find form against the bottom-placed Slammers, a side with no wins from four games.

Tip off is at 6pm.

Lakeside Lightning men’s side can push for a top eight position with a win over East Perth Eagles tonight at Lakeside Recreation Centre.

The Lightning has struggled for consistency with two wins from five matches.

The Eagles too have not had a great start to the year with one win from five and sit 12th on the table.

Tip off is at 8.30pm.

The Lightning’s women’s side are chasing their second win of the season.

Sitting in ninth, the Lighting take on eleventh-placed East Perth at 6.30pm.

WAFL (Round 5):

Undefeated South Fremantle will battle Perth away at Lathlain Park on Saturday.

The second-placed Bulldogs have so far accounted for West Perth, Swan Districts and East Perth, and will be keen to do the same against the seventh-placed Demons.

Cross-town rivals East Fremantle are back at Shark Park on Saturday for their match against fifth-placed Claremont.

The Sharks are in third position following wins over Swan Districts and West Perth and a close loss to Peel Thunder.

Both matches start at 2.15pm.

Soccer (NPL):

Cockburn City will be looking to get back to winning ways following a smashing at the hands of Stirling Lions on Sunday.

City was routed 7-2 and things are unlikely to get easier with this weekend’s fixture against top-placed Inglewood United.

Cockburn is in eighth place in the 12-team competition.

Kick-off is 3pm, Saturday at Inglewood Stadium.