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WAFL Round 15 Wrap

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 11:40 AM by Chris Pike / Image by Nick Cambridge

IT was quite the dramatic and defining Saturday afternoon of WAFL action for Round 15 of the 2022 season with Claremont and Peel Thunder rising up the ladder, East Fremantle bouncing back emphatically and then South Fremantle and West Perth unable to be separated.

With West Coast and Subiaco having a bye in Round 15 of the 2022 WAFL season, the other four matches all took place on Saturday afternoon.

In the end, the Bulldogs and Falcons played out a dramatic draw while East Fremantle hammered Perth, Peel won big over East Perth, the Sharks did the same against the Demons, and the Tigers won a crucial match up at home to Swan Districts.

All four Round 15 WAFL matches took place on Saturday afternoon with Claremont improving to third position as a result of a 10.12 (72) to 9.9 (63) win against Swan Districts who got knocked out of the top five in the process.

Peel Thunder then moved into fifth position on the WAFL ladder as a result of their 13.15 (93) to 6.4 (40) victory at East Fremantle's New Choice Homes Park.

East Fremantle then put a hammering on the injury-ravaged Perth with the 23.14 (152) to 9.2 (56) win the best possible response to their disappointing derby loss last week also at the WACA Ground.

South Fremantle and West Perth then couldn’t be separated at Fremantle Community Bank Oval as they played out a draw 9.11 (65) apiece for the first time between the two clubs since 1984.

Now following Round 15 of the 2022 season, it's West Perth still clear on top of the ladder but now with just a half game lead over East Fremantle with 10 wins, three losses and a draw.

East Fremantle now has the best percentage in the league but they can't finish on the same points now after West Perth's draw so that won't be a factor in the battle over top spot between the Falcons and Sharks.

The Sharks, however, are in second position at 10-4 with a better percentage than the also 10-4 Claremont while South Fremantle is fourth with nine wins, four losses and a draw.

Peel Thunder is now in fifth position after their big win on Saturday with an 8-6 record to be percentage ahead of the also 8-6 Swan Districts.

The finals positions will be now determined between those six teams with East Perth (6-8), Subiaco (4-9), Perth (2-12) and West Coast Eagles (1-12) slipping out of the running.

There will now be just the two matches in Round 16 of the WAFL season with Subiaco hosting West Coast and West Perth battling East Fremantle over top spot. Oth matches are on Saturday afternoon.



CLAREMONT 10.12 (72) defeated SWAN DISTRICTS 9.9 (63)

EAST PERTH 6.4 (40) lost to PEEL THUNDER 13.15 (93)

EAST FREMANTLE 23.14 (152) defeated PERTH 9.2 (56)

SOUTH FREMANTLE 9.11 (65) drew with WEST PERTH 9.11 (65)