Fight mars Falcons’ victory

Fremantle star Michael Barlow tries to spoil West Perth’s Aaron Black.        Picture: Dan White
Fremantle star Michael Barlow tries to spoil West Perth’s Aaron Black.        Picture: Dan White

Falcons president Brett Raponi yesterday would not say if the players were from the club�s league side, instead directing the Times to a WAFC statement.

The statement offered little detail other than to confirm there was an �incident alleged to have occurred at a public venue on Saturday night involving Subiaco and West Perth football clubs.�

A West Perth player is believed to have suffered an ankle injury as a result of the incident outside the Hip-E Club on Oxford Street in Leederville. A police spokeswoman said officers were called to the scene about 4am.

�It is believed an altercation had taken place involving several people who were intoxicated resulting in a man with a possible dislocated ankle and another man with a laceration to his head,� she said.

The men, in their early 20s, were taken to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Police investigations are continuing but no charges have been laid.

The matter soured an otherwise successful weekend for the club with West Perth winning across all three grades against Peel at Arena Joondalup.

The Falcons� league side faced a Thunder team boasting the likes of AFL star Michael Barlow and seasoned Fremantle teammates Paul Duffield and Danyle Pearce.

But they weathered the AFL-stacked outfit in a 13.6 (84) to 11.11 (77) victory lifted by a six-goal third term in which Peel kicked just one.

West Perth forward Michael Lourey booted four goals in promising signs for the Victorian recruit.