WAFL Round 15 action celebrated NAIDOC Week and it threw up some intriguing results with the top-two teams Swan Districts and East Perth losing, Claremont and East Fremantle moving up inside the top-four and Subiaco and West Perth keeping their finals hopes alive.
The round was split over the weekend with Saturday's games seeing Subiaco beat East Perth 12.16 (88) to 7.9 (51) in the battle of the Medibank Stadium co-tenants and West Perth down Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval 11.13 (79) to 9.17 (71).
Then on Sunday, Claremont proved too good for South Fremantle winning 17.17 (119) to 10.4 (64) at Claremont Oval and East Fremantle beat Perth 15.16 (106) to 13.9 (87) at East Fremantle Oval.
The results leave Swan Districts (10-3) a game clear on top of the ladder just ahead of Claremont (9-4), East Fremantle (9-4) and East Perth (8-1-4).
Just outside now are West Perth (6-1-6) and Subiaco (6-7) with South Fremantle (3-10), Perth (3-10) and Peel Thunder (3-9) fighting to avoid the wooden spoon.
At Medibank Stadium on Saturday, Subiaco kicked away with nine goals to three after quarter-time, and three to one in the second half to beat East Perth by 37 points.
Rob Forrest had 31 possessions and Aidan Parker 26 with George Hampson and Des Headland kicking three goals each. Mat Seal booted three for the Royals with Craig Wulff gathering 26 disposals, Freddie Clutterbuck 25 and Aaron Sweet 25.
The other Saturday game saw West Perth beat Swan Districts by eight points with Andrew Strijk booting three goals for the Falcons and young midfield gun Shane Nelson gathering 31 disposals and kick a goal. Ash Hansen booted five goals for Swans to continue his hot run of form.
On Sunday at Claremont Oval, Claremont proved too good for South Fremantle winning by 55 points with Tom Lee, Jack Bradshaw and Kane Mitchell kicking three goals each. Mitchell also racked up a game-high 33 possessions. Ben Saunders kicked four goals for the Bulldogs against his former team.
At East Fremantle Oval, the Sharks moved up into third position with a hard fought 19-point win over Perth. Jack Perham, Adam Waight, Cameron Sutcliffe, Brad Dick and Max Duffy all kicked two goals for East Fremantle with Matt Moody and Brennan Stack booting three apiece for the Demons.
Click here for the full summary of the Round 15 results across all grades this weekend