Sharks defeat Peel Thunder

The home side led at every change and, after taking a five-point lead into the last term, consolidated with five goals to nil to turn the tide their way.

The Thunder managed just a solitary Tanner Smith point in the last term as East Fremantle banked the four premiership points with the 14.7 (91) to 8.8 (56) result.

Midfileders Mark McGough (30 disposals, one goal), Rory O’Brien (30 disposals, two goals) and best-on-ground Bradd Dalziell (36 touches and two final quarter goals) were integral for their side.

Big man Rob Young and small forward Ryan Lester-Smith seem to have found a nice combination, each bagging three goals.

In front of Fremantle coach Ross Lyon and former Sydney Swans premiership player Michael O’Loughlin, Peel Thunder were impressive ” until they were overrun.

Viv Michie (33 disposals) and Thomas Sheridan (28 disposals) helped keep their side in the game, while Laine Wilkins showed poise with 10 disposals.

Matthew Taberner finished with three goals and former Carlton defender Paul Bower racked up 29 touches and was lively.

After just one win from their previous five starts, the four points could not have come at a better time for the Sharks.

A comprehensive win this week against West Perth could have them as high as second on the premiership table, with a slide to six a possibility if they loose.

Peel will play Claremont this weekend.

The Tigers dominated the first three quarters and despite being outscored five goals to one in the last, still returned home as 18.11 (119) to 15.8 (98) winners.

Chad Jones booted four goals for the victors.

After a tight first half, the Lions dominated the contest by booting nine goals to two.