Big win ups Claremont’s finals hopes

Beau Maister booted six goals from 12 disposals to help the Tigers to an 18.7 (115) to 12.8 (80) win and hold off Swan Districts for fifth spot by percentage.

Brandon Ellis booted four goals for the Sharks, who have not won since round eight.

In an open letter to fans, East Fremantle president Mark Stewart said the Sharks should have a new coach in place in the coming months. �We are extremely happy with the quality of applications and we are certain that next year�s coach will be what our club requires going forward,� he said.

Kyle Halligan booted six goals as Subiaco showcased the vast gap between the competition�s best and bottom-placed teams. Matthew Boland booted five and Chris Phelan four as the Lions finished 22.15 (147) to 8.6 (54) victors. Callum Walley was solid up forward for Perth with four majors.

West Perth kept their hold on second spot with a 21-point win over Swan Districts.

Aaron Black notched up 32 disposals and two goals to help the Falcons to a 14.12 (96) to 11.9 (75) win. Aaron Elari had 27 disposals in a losing effort.

East Perth jumped Peel into third position on the WAFL table following a 32-point win over the Thunder on Sunday.