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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 8:37 AM


Round 11 of the WAFLW had us on the road to Bassendean to play the undefeated Swan Districts in a top of the table Mother’s Day clash.  

The game lived up to expectations after a huge build up throughout the week, with both sides full of AFLW and WA state 19’s players, it delivered a hard, physical, tight contest with slick ball movement on display.  Anyone not at the ground would have thought there was a strong wind blowing to the Eastern end with 11 of the 12 goals scored that way but that wasn’t the case.  

Swans dominated the first quarter and only allowed us 1 forward entry for a point whilst kicking 2 goals 3 themselves to have a handy lead.  In the second we got our game going and dominated the quarter kicking 3 goals 1 and holding Swans to 1 goal to go into the half time break 1 point down.  The third quarter was a tug of war for the first 9 minutes with the ball rebounding between half back lines with neither side able to hit the scoreboard before Swans broke through and opened up the game late in the quarter kicking 3 goals 2 whilst we only managed 1 point giving Swans a strong 20 point lead. 

After some positional changes at the break and resolve to make a statement we rallied and hit the score board early to give ourselves a real chance to overcome the deficit and when Kate Bartlett kicked her 4th from deep in the pocket the game was on.  The ball was deep in our forward line when the final siren went but unfortunately we fell 1 point short after kicking 3 goals 2 to 1 point in the final term. 

The final score was Swans 6-6 to Peel 6-5 but we walk away knowing we made the statement we wanted and are full of confidence that we can match it with Swans.  We finish the round in 2nd spot.  

Sabreena Duffy was best afield, closely followed by Courtney Rowley, Kate Bartlett, Chloe Wrigley and Cassie Davidson.  Kate Bartlett kicked 4 goals for the day and has 30 for the season 19 ahead of her closest rival, Kaitlyn Hayes and Kira Phillips kicked 1 goal apiece.   

This week the WAFLW take on Claremont at home and the result will go a long way to determining a top 2 finish



The Reserves team travelled to Fremantle oval to face South Fremantle and continued their good form to run out comprehensive winners 7 goals 9 to 2 points, to finish the round 3rd on the ladder.  Best players were Greta McKinley, Kayla Bradshaw, Skipper Van Peer, Tess Blackburn and Jade Calley.  Tess Blackburn kicked 3 goals whilst Bailey Molloy, Greta McKinley, Ebonee Hardie and Skipper Van Peer all kicked one.  The Reserves play Claremont at home on Saturday and are looking to cement their spot in the top 4.



The Rogers Cup team also played South Fremantle at Fremantle oval in a high quality tight contest and whilst Peel controlled the ball for most of the game we were unable to put the good work on the scoreboard.   South Fremantle ran out 6 point winners 5-4 to 4-4.   The Rogers side is currently sitting in 4th position.  Best players were Bella Mann, Lily jetten, Megan Bain, Jorga Haines and Tessa Kongras.  Leila Fotu  and Ricky-Lee Morgan kicked 2 goals each.  The Rogers also play Claremont at home this week and a win will go a long way toward securing a top 4 spot.