Perth take on Claremont in WAFL action, Redbacks begin finals assault in SBL

Perth needs to beat Peel Thunder in Mandurah this weekend to climb out of the black hole at the bottom of the ladder.
Perth needs to beat Peel Thunder in Mandurah this weekend to climb out of the black hole at the bottom of the ladder.

WAFL

PERTH will take on Claremont at home on Saturday as they look to stave off the wooden spoon.

The Demons are coming off a bye while the Tigers had a narrow four-point loss to East Perth in their last match.

Perth have only a slim percentage advantage over last-placed East Fremantle, 64.14 per cent compared to the Sharks’ 63.46 per cent.

There are only four rounds to go in the WAFL season, however the Demons have a bye in round 23.

The action begins at Lathlain Park at 9am for the Colts, while the Reserves play at 11.30am and the League stars take the field at 2.15pm.

SBL

THE Perth Redbacks’ finals assault begins this weekend, with the men’s and women’s teams taking part in big clashes.

Perth’s victory against the East Perth Eagles in the last round of the Women’s SBL meant that they finished seventh and will take on second-placed Mandurah in a best of three series.

The series starts at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre on Saturday at 7pm.

Game two takes place on August 12 at Belmont Oasis and if necessary, game three will take place in Mandurah the next day.

In the men’s SBL, the Redbacks finished fourth on the ladder and will take on the fifth-placed South West Slammers in a tough series.

Game one is at Belmont Oasis on Saturday at 7pm before game two takes place at the Eaton Recreation Centre on August 12 before a potential game three during the next day.