ROUND 10 in the WAFLW competition saw wins for Subiaco and Claremont across the weekend as the two sides move a game clear each in the top two positions as the league heads into a general bye.
There were two matches in Round 10 of the 2019 Optus WAFLW Premiership Season and that saw the action get underway on Saturday afternoon at Claremont Oval with Claremont winning a thriller 4.5 (29) to 4.3 (27) against East Fremantle.
Then on Sunday afternoon, Subiaco proved too strong for Peel Thunder winning 7.14 (56) to 2.0 (12) at Mandurah's David Grays Arena.
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Following 10 rounds of the inaugural WAFLW season and heading into the break this weekend, it's Subiaco (6-2) out clear on top of the ladder ahead of Claremont (5-3).
East Fremantle (4-4) remains in third position in front of Swan Districts (4-4) and Peel Thunder (1-7).
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CLAREMONT 4.5 (29) defeated EAST FREMANTLE 4.3 (27)
Claremont and East Fremantle put on a tremendous contest as they battled it out over second position on the WAFLW ladder on Saturday afternoon at Claremont Oval.
It was a goal apiece in the opening quarter at Claremont Oval on Saturday afternoon and that set the tone for the tight contest that was to follow.
East Fremantle did kick the only goal of the second quarter to just two behinds from Claremont which saw the Sharks lead by four points at the half-time interval.
Claremont hit back to hold East Fremantle scoreless in the third quarter and the Tigers managed to kick two goals themselves to assume a nine-point lead by three quarter-time.
But East Fremantle fired back and kicked two goals in the last term but the Tigers did manage one of their own and that was enough to secure the 4.5 (29) to 4.3 (27) victory.
The two-point victory improves Claremont to a 5-3 record on the season to remain in second position on the ladder a game clear of East Fremantle who remain in third place at 4-4. But the Sharks do continue to have the superior percentage between the two.
Claremont's goals came courtesy of Chloe Colegate, Bella Zadnik, Brooke Whyte and Allana Dickie.
Adele Arnup, Zadnik, Emily Bonser, Sarah Garstone and Laura Pugh were all among the strongest performers in the win for the Tigers.
Ann McMahon was tremendous in attack for East Fremantle kicking three goals with Stephanie Sparke the other goal scorer for the Sharks.
On top of McMahon's performance for East Fremantle, Rachel Ashley, Sharon Wong, Evangeline Gooch, Ashlee Atkins and Karly Tapner all played well.
The WAFLW has the general bye this coming weekend before resume for Round 11 with Claremont having another bye before facing Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval in Round 12 on Saturday August 3.
East Fremantle will next be in action against Peel Thunder on Sunday July 28 at New Choice Homes Park.
PEEL THUNDER 2.0 (12) lost to SUBIACO 7.14 (56)
The top placed Subiaco headed to Mandurah's David Grays Arena on Sunday afternoon to take on the bottom placed Peel Thunder with the Lions proving too strongly coming away with their sixth win of the season to the tune of 44 points.
It was a top against bottom clash and Subiaco started strongly in Mandurah with five scoring shots to one in the opening quarter to lead by nine points at quarter-time.
Things quietened up in the second term with just the one goal kicked and that went the way of Subiaco who went into half-time leading by 13 points as a result.
The Thunder managed their second goal of the day during the third quarter but the Lions still extended their lead with two more goals to be on top by 23 points at three quarter-time.
Subiaco kicked further away in the last term kicking three goals and holding Peel scoreless to end up winning 7.14 (56) to 2.0 (12).
The 44-point victory for Subiaco keeps the Lions clear on top of the WAFLW ladder with a 6-2 record on the season and by far the strongest percentage of the five teams.
Meanwhile, Peel remains in bottom place having won just the one game from eight attempts at the end of Round 10.
Beatrice Devlyn kicked two goals for Subiaco while Lauren Stammers, Jacqueline Toth, Hayley Miller, Kristen Jayasuriya and Sara Lewis added one apiece.
Devlyn, Jessica Ritchie, Jayme Harken and Lindal Rohde were among the standout performers for Subiaco.
Peel's goals came courtesy of Ebony Dowson and Ebonee Hardie.
Lauren Quaife, Tayla Bresland, Greta McKinley, Shannon Whale and Abi Thayer were among the better performers for the Thunder.
The WAFLW competition will now take a bye this weekend ahead of Peel playing East Fremantle at Shark Park in Round 11 on Sunday July 28 at 2.40pm.
Subiaco will resume its season up against Swan Districts at Leederville Oval on Saturday July 27 at Leederville Oval.