IT was a day of statements in Round 18 of the WAFL season on Saturday with Claremont and East Fremantle shooting clear on top of the ladder and South Fremantle and Perth moving clear of the bottom.
All four matches were on Saturday afternoon with Claremont recording the biggest win of the season to date against West Perth 26.10 (166) to 7.5 (47), Perth beat Peel 15.26 (116) to 12.10 (82), South Fremantle downed Subiaco 14.17 (101) to 12.9 (81) and East Fremantle had a big win over Swan Districts 20.16 (136) to 11.7 (73).
That win for the Sharks moved them clear into second position on the ladder equal on 11-4 records with top-of-the-table Claremont ahead of next Saturday's meeting between East Fremantle and the Tigers at Claremont Oval.
East Fremantle booted nine goals to two in the second quarter at Steel Blue Oval to set up the win over Swan Districts with Brock O'Brien kicking five goals, Brad Dick (pictured) four and Adam Waight three. Steven Dodd and Rory O'Brien had 29 possessions apiece.
Tim Geappen kicked five goals for Swan Districts with Fremantle's Lachie Neale picking up 35 possessions and Marlon Motlop 30.
South Fremantle got its fourth win of the season to move off the bottom of the ladder beating Subiaco by 20 points at Leederville's Medibank Stadium. Ben Saunders kicked seven goals for South Fremantle with Alex Grima picking up 28 possessions and Kris Miller 23.
Callum Sinclair, Alliston 'Buddy' Pickett, Blake Broadhurst and Chris Deluca all kicked two goals for Subiaco with Aidan Parker continuing his good form in the ruck with 25 disposals, 11 marks and 28 hit outs.
An inaccurate Perth eventually beat Peel by 34 points at Mandurah's Bendigo Bank Stadium with Brennan Stack booting five goals and Ross Young picking up 27 disposals. Brad Holmes kicked six goals for Peel and Pat Travers had 29 touches.
Claremont annihilated West Perth at Arena Joondalup by 119 points with Jack Bradshaw and Chad Jones kicking five goals each, Tom Lee four, Jeremy McGovern three and Ian Richardson two in his 100th WAFL game.
The Tigers completely dominated with a massive 162 more possessions led by 30 from Luke Blackwell with Byron Schammer also gathering 29, Kane Mitchell 26 and Jake Murphy 23.
It was all single goal scorers for West Perth with Aaron Black gathering 21 possessions, Steven Browne 19, Dustin Burns 19, Mark Hutchings 19 and Shane Nelson 19. Dion Fleay was off early with a leg injury which didn’t help West Perth's cause.
Click here for the full summary of the Round 18 results across all grades this weekend