WAFL pre-season week two resultsMonday, March 4, 2013 - 4:00 PM - by Chris Pike
SUBIACO, Swan Districts, West Perth and Claremont all recorded pre-season WAFL victories on Saturday with less than a fortnight now until the home and away season gets underway.
Subiaco kicked the last three goals of the game at East Fremantle Oval to beat the Sharks 13.8 (86) to 10.8 (68) with Claremont downing East Perth 15.14 (104) to 13.9 (87) at Leederville's Medibank Stadium, West Perth beating South Fremantle 17.11 (113) to 8.9 (57) at Fremantle Oval and Swan Districts was too good for Perth winning 15.11 (101) to 6.16 (52) at Steel Blue Oval.
Last year's grand finalist East Fremantle kicked the only two goals of the first quarter against Subiaco with the advantage of the breeze, but the Lions hit back with five goals to one in the second.
Subiaco still led by a point at three quarter-time, but the Sharks did well for much of the final quarter until the Lions booted the last three goals to win by 18 points.
West Coast-listed big man Callum Sinclair was an unstoppable force with Subiaco finishing with 23 possessions, nine marks, 40 hit outs and three goals to be far and away the best on ground.
Clancy Wheeler and Kyle Halligan also kicked two goals for Subiaco.
Rhys Waters picked up 18 possessions, Brett Mahoney 18, Jason Bristow 17 and Rhett Kerr 17.
Recruits Jarrod Kayler-Thomson, Ryan Herring and Ray Daniels all had solid hit outs while Tristan Gum, Andrew McDougall and Antoni Grover are still to come back into the side ahead of Round 1.
Adrian Ricciardello and Max Duffy kicked two goals each for East Fremantle with Rory O'Brien in good pre-season form racking up 27 possessions. West Coast's Bradd Dalziell collected 23 disposals, Mark McGough 20, Sam Menegola 19, Jacob Brennan 17 and Brett Peake 17.
VFL recruit James Saville kicked a goal with Rhys Cooyou, Richard Hadley, Tom Howlett, Rob Young, Jack Perham and Adam Waight among those who didn’t play.
Claremont got a fast start against East Perth to lead by 22 points at quarter-time and went on to lead by 23 at half-time, 28 at three quarter-time and 17 by the final siren.
Sandover Medallist Luke Blackwell was terrific for the Tigers with 23 possessions and three goals with the returning Nic Chidgzey, Ian Richardson, Chad Jones and Mitch Andrews all booting two goals apiece. Andrews also had 14 possessions and 21 hit outs.
Byron Schammer gathered 21 disposals, Ryan Neates 21, Jack Bradshaw 18 and Sam Fong 17.
Returning pair Blake Anderson and Casey Sibosado had solid hit outs with Mark Seaby also looking encouraging on return to the WAFL. Recruits John Williams and Liam Smith also got another run under their belt in new colours.
Claremont was without experienced trio Trinity Handley, David Crawford and Paul Medhurst.
Josh Smith kicked four goals for East Perth with Garry Moss, Mat Seal and Rowan Brookes chipping in with two each.
Aaron Sweet picked up 20 possessions, Brendan Lee 17, Craig Wulff 17 and Brookes 16. Paul Johnson was good in the ruck with 13 possessions and 34 hit outs opposed to Andrews and Seaby.
The Royals still have the likes of Scott Lycett, Jamie Cripps, Kyle Anderson, Marcus White, Freddie Clutterbuck and Luke Sampey to come back into the team in time for Round 1 against West Perth.
West Perth proved too good for South Fremantle at Fremantle Oval on Saturday night winning by 56 points in the Falcons' first official hit out for 2013.
It was a strong all-round performance from West Perth with Matt Fowler and Kody Manning kicking three goals each, and Jason Salecic, Matthew Johnson and Ray Bartholomew two apiece.
Mark Hutchings picked up 25 possessions, Josh Mellington 22, Luke Tedesco 18, Trent Manzone 17 and Aaron Black 15. Frank Stockley did well in the ruck with 22 hit outs.
The Falcons were near full strength with only James Embley, Anthony Tsalikis, Shayne Zanetti and Josh Donaldson to try and come in for Round 1.
Ben Saunders kicked two goals for South Fremantle with captain Ryan Cook picking up 27 possessions, Craig White 26, Mitch Banner 25, Toby Bairstow 23, Adam McIntosh 20 and Jason Maskos 19.
The Bulldogs can still add Warrick Andreoli, Mitch Carter, Tyler Hall, John Sgherza, Nick Borovac, Adam Doughty, Shannon Burnett and Nick Borovac to what is their likely best line-up for Round 1 against Claremont.
Swan Districts dominated its second half against Perth at Steel Blue Oval kicking eight goals to two to run out convincing 49-point winners on Saturday.
Tony Notte kicked four goals for the black-and-whites with Matthew Rogers adding two against his former side as did Ryan Davis.
Wayde Twomey showed he is ready for a strong season with 30 possessions as well for the black-and-whites with Tom Roach picking up 26 disposals, Adam Faulkner 23, Graham Jetta 22, Shaun Hildebrandt 20, Brett Robinson 20, Davis 19 and Matt Riggio 18.
Wes Lammie was outstanding in the ruck with 19 possessions, 44 hit outs and a goal.
Michael Mather kicked two goals for Perth with Matt Moody gathering 21 possessions, Chance Bateman 19, Paul Bevan 19 and David Johnson 17.
The Demons can still bring in Jarrad Irons, Mitchell Lleyendekkers, Alistair Smith, Julian Jacobs, Aaron Zucconi, Dylan Murray, Chris Billings and Aaron Zucconi for the season proper.
The final week of pre-season action will take place this Saturday with South Fremantle hosting Swan Districts, Perth hosting East Fremantle, Peel hosting West Perth and Subiaco taking on Claremont at Medibank Stadium.