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Weekend Footy Wrap

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 10:32 AM


Peel Thunder 5.10 (40) lost to Subiaco 11.18 (84)

We did not see that first quarter coming!

Subiaco 5.4 (34) to Peel 0.0 (0)

In fact we had been really good in the previous weeks in Q1 kicking eight-goals against against Perth and outscoring West Perth three-goals to one.

In football, like in life, you learn valuable lessons. Our lesson this week was that you need to put four quarters together in this competition to challenge.

Our second quarter was strong and we had control of the game for much of the quarter however could not get enough reward for effort with Subiaco showing how to defend when under siege.

Our last two weeks we have been strong and competitive for half the game and then dropped away for the other half.

As we become more experienced our effort in limiting the pain when we are not in control of the game is going to be important.

Everyone has a role to play.

On a positive note our better players for the day were Tyrone Thorne, Reece Conca, Ben Hancock, Ben Howlett and Alex Pearce.

We look forward to this weeks challenge against a in form Swan Districts side with a four quarter effort our focus.



The Peel Thunder Senior Development side continued to build upon a highly competitive yet ultimately unsuccessful month with a five-point loss to top five side Subiaco at Leederville Oval. The inaccuracy that would be the theme of the day started early with the first five scores of the game being behinds before the classy Jaxon Egan finished a clean and direct play from a kick in to open the account for the Thunder. Rob Schindler-Taylor continued his strong patch of form to mark late in the first quarter and converted to see our men take a four-point lead into the first break. Inaccuracy again cursed both sides in the second quarter with the first eight scoring shots of the quarter being minors before second gamer Luen Colton converted the only goal of the term to see our boys enter the main break up 3.6 (24) to Subiaco 1.11 (17)

With Peel down three players before half time, Subiaco flexed their muscle in the third term kicking five-goals before Peel midfield brigade bridged the gap through goals to Jackson Knight and Sam Gelavis to take some momentum into the final charge. For the second week in a row, the young thunder side showed tremendous heart to fight back from over 20-points down in the final quarter to put themselves in a position to win with goals to David Motsi and a second to Rob Schindler-Taylor. With 90-seconds left on the clock the scores were level and our men threw everything they had at the win but unfortunately the lions managed to kick a goal against the flow. A hopeful long range shot from Sam Gelavis late in the piece shortened the margin to five points but ultimately the siren sounded on a another brave performance from our development side. 

Our Captain Jake Howes lead the way with his pressure in and under with 17-disposals and a game high 9 tackles. James Sturrock welcomed some more time in the midfield leading the disposal count with 22 and six tackles, while Calvin Stone continued his strong start the season defensively holding Jack Borchet (second in competition goal kicking) goalless on the day. 

We are very much looking forward to returning to our home at David Grays Arena for what will be the first time this year that we have played three consecutive games in three weeks, hopefully giving the boys some much needed continuity and carry on their clear and obvious development in season 2021.

Hope to see you all at the footy. 

Go Thunder.



The first real taste of wet weather footy came to Leederville as Peel Thunder took on the 3-3 Subiaco Football Club, where both teams would be hungry for a win after coming off losses the previous week.

Pre-game the oval was treated to some heavy precipitation, which resulted in the deck representing more of a swimming pool than a patch of grass. Despite the oval modifications, it was Subiaco who took the upper hand early jumping out to a three-goal lead, courtesy of some slick ball movement in the below par conditions.

Once the boys from Peel settled into the contest, they wrestled back momentum with some slick movement themselves and were able to make it a 3.1 apiece stalemate at quarter time.

The second quarter saw the arm wrestle continue with a low scoring term providing Peel with a five-point half time lead and in the process keeping the Lions goalless. The real action came at half time when the heavens opened and a month’s worth of rainfall graced Leederville to make the second half an interesting prospect.

The second half was personified by Peel’s stifling defence and the peppering on goal from the offensive end ultimately resulting in a resounding victory in the wet, 6.13 (49) to 3.8 (26).

The 23-point victory gave the Thunder their second win of the season which sets them up with some confidence to take on ladder leaders, Swan Districts at home this Saturday night.

With an even contribution from the 23 who took the ground, these were a few that shone at various stages:

  1. Dom Dravitzki – seems to be made for wet weather football. Never loses his feet and won contests with regularity, setting the standard for the Peel defence throughout the game. It was a great standard at that, considering the team didn’t concede a goal after the 10-minute mark of the first term.
  2. Darcy Wills – hard not to throw in another defender who forced his way back into the side this week. Strong attacks on the ball and had a number of intercept possessions which turned into many Thunder attacking passages of play. More games like this will see him become a regular in the 23.
  3. Joel Rush – who would have thought the kid that weighs 60kgs dripping wet would be a wet weather specialist? Really clean with ball in hand and made good decisions throughout the day marking his best game of the season. A large reason why Peel got over the line with the only blemish in his day was copping a falcon early in the piece.
  4. Cooper Osbourne – after some strong outings as a defender early in the season, a move to the forward line has been a positive one for Cooper. 11-possessions and two-goals from the big man came mainly at a time when the game was there to be won. Was a strong target throughout the match and considering the conditions weren’t meant for the talls, he made the game his at various stages.
  5. Ethan Donaghy – just got stronger as the game went longer, with his hardness at the contest and gut running a highlight. A real leader’s game with 17-possessions and 11-tackles showing the way for the troops to ultimately get their second win.



Round 13 had the WAFLW travelling to Leederville on Saturday night to take on Subiaco and with both sides looking to cement a top 4 spot the game it was always going to be a tight physical contest.  That’s exactly the way the game played out and whilst the girls played their hearts out we weren’t able to get reward for effort on the scoreboard with too many missed opportunities.  To Subiaco’s credit they were a bit cleaner in transition and more dangerous inside 50.  Both sides finished with nine scoring shots but Subiaco were more accurate and ran out 15-point winners Peel 2.7 (19) to Subiaco 5.4 (34).  Best players were Ebony Bilcich, Sabreena Duffy, Chloe Wrigley, Cassie Davidson and Ella Roberts.  Goal Kickers were Roberts and Kate Bartlett with one each.  This week we take on Swans at David Grays arena at 12pm in a top of the table clash wanting a win to secure a top two finish.

The Reserves also took on Subiaco but on Sunday at David Grays arena and had a thumping 90-point victory.  Peel 13.20 (98) to Subiaco 1. 2 (8).  Best players were Krystal Carter, Hannah Church, Ariana Hetherington, Greta McKinley and Kayla Bradshaw.  Goal kickers were Narelle McIntyre & Carter with three, Tess Blackburn, Ebonee Hardie and Church with two and McKinley with one.  This week the Reserves travel to Bassendean to take on Swans with the winner securing a top two spot.

The Rogers cup took on Subiaco at home on Sunday morning and also put on a dominate display running out 63-point victors.  Peel 9.10 (64) to Subiaco 0.1 (1) to finish the round in second spot on the ladder.  Best players were Megan Bain, Emily Gunton, Tajah Griffiths, Dakota Sexon and Cierra O’Donnell.  Goal kickers were Shareckah Jones, Sabrina McCay Tuckerman and Griffiths with two and Rose Hambrecht, Anke Grove and Holly Britton with one each.  The Rogers also travel to Bassendean on Sunday morning to take on Swans in their last game of the home and away season.