Last time we met: East Fremantle

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 9:33 AM



SUBIACO 3.7 (25) def by EAST FREMANTLE 5.4 (34)

The battle over the inaugural WAFLW minor premiership was well underway after the round 12 waflw clash with East Fremantle's nine-point victory against Subiaco at Leederville Oval.

East Fremantle's form had been building nicely throughout the season and when they've been winning, they have been doing so emphatically and that's why after a 65-point win in Round 11 over Peel Thunder, the Sharks' percentage remained the best in the competition.

Meanwhile, Subiaco was still on top of the ladder coming off a one-point win against Swan Districts so the stage was set for a tremendous clash on Sunday at Leederville Oval.

Subiaco started strongly with four scoring shots to one in the first and with the only goal to head into quarter-time leading by eight points.

East Fremantle did kick its first goal of the game in the second quarter but Subiaco also managed two more majors to remain in control by the half-time interval with a 17-point advantage.

But the game took a dramatic turn after half-time and East Fremantle came out a significantly different outfit. 

The Sharks held the Lions to no score in the third quarter while kicking three goals themselves and that saw them turn that 17-point deficit into a three-point lead by three quarter-time.

Subiaco then managed just the one behind in the last quarter and East Fremantle kicked its fifth goal and that saw the Sharks come away with the 5.4 (34) to 3.7 (25) victory.

Karly Tapner kicked two goals for East Fremantle as did Evie Gooch while Stephanie Sparke also kicked a goal for the Sharks.

East Fremantle's best players included Ashlee Atkins, Ann McMahon, Katrina Tinson, Tapner, Gooch, Ashton Hill and Sharon Wong.

All three Subiaco goals for the game were kicked by Tarnee Tester.

Subiaco's better performers were Sara Lewis, Dana Hooker and Hayley Miller.

The win saw East Fremantle remain clear in second position on the WAFLW ladder and now had really seen the race for top spot heat up. 

The Sharks were 6-4 with the best percentage in the competition while with the loss, Subiaco was 7-3 and only holding a one-game advantage now in top position.