Source: Sandra Argese, WAWFL. Photos by Thomas Campbell.
Date: August 9th, 2017
East Fremantle have gone full-throttle and switched up the notch on their form with a stellar 66 point victory over Claremont on Sunday afternoon at East Fremantle Oval.
From the get go, the Sharks were in complete control. East Fremantle’s Latoya Wallace gave Tigers fans something to worry about as she kicked off proceedings with 2 classy goals within the first 5 minutes of play. As Claremont headed into the first break staring directly down the barrel of a 26 point deficit, the comeback they needed to execute never happened.
The Sharks dominated in the clearances, won plenty of the ball around stoppages and were ruthless up forward and in defence.
The Tigers were dealt a blow when Emily Johnston was taken from the field just over 8 minutes into the second quarter after suffering a heavy knock, though relief was ensured as she returned to the ground to play out the remainder of the game.
While the game was done and dusted by the third and final break as the Sharks got themselves a healthy 49 points up, Claremont’s never say die attitude was on song as they continued to contest hard around the ground.
Leading the charge, Claremont’s Isabella Zadnik was virtually unstoppable in the ruck and had no problems tapping the ball down the throat of her teammates.
QUARTER BY QUARTER
EAST FREMANTLE: 4.2 (26) 7.2 (44) 9.8 (62) 12.8 (80)
CLAREMONT TIGERS: 0.0 (0) 2.1 (13) 2.1 (13) 2.2 (14)
CLAREMONT TIGERS: Matilda Sergeant (2).
EAST FREMANTLE: Caitlyn Edwards (2), Melissa Caulfield (2), Cassie Davidson (2), Latoya Wallace (2), Joanne Beechey, Samara David, Belinda Smith, Gabrielle O’Sullivan.