BRYCE takes a look at Round 14 of the 2012 WAFL competition
Subiaco V Claremont (Saturday June 23, 2012 @ Leederville Oval)
CLAREMONT kept its chance of a top two berth alive after defeating Subiaco in the battle of the cats at Leederville Oval on Saturday.
Despite trailing by 40-points midway through the third term, the Tigers clawed themselves back into the contest with 10 of the final 11 majors of the match to run out 13-point victors.
The Lions had earlier looked in control, skipping out to a seven-goal buffer with a clinical display in front of goal.
But it wasn’t to be - Ian Richardson setting the comeback cogs in motion with an inspired third term performance in which he kicked three of his four goals in a deadly 10-minute burst.
Still trailing by 18 points at the final break, the Tigers – led by Richardson and the tireless Kane Mitchell - piled on five final quarter goals to nil, overrunning the Lions 16.3 (109) to 15.6 (96).
West Perth V East Fremantle (Saturday June 23, 2012 @ Kalannie)
East Fremantle pushed its buffer over West Perth on the league table to 10 points with a comfortable 52-point win over the Falcons on Saturday.
With Fremantle and West Coast players stopped from playing in the game due to an artificial cricket pitch on the Kalannie playing surface, it was the Sharks who responded the better, atoning for last week’s loss with a 19.12 (126) to 10.14 (74) victory.
Max Duffy was back to his best with four goals, while Rory O’Brien continued his impressive form with another 31 disposals and a goal.
West Perth’s Brent LeCras was a shining light for his side, finishing with five goals.
Swan Districts V East Perth (Saturday June 23, 2012 @ Bassendean Oval)
Swan Districts moved more than a game clear in the race for the minor premiership, accounting for East Perth in the top-of-the-table clash at Bassendean Oval on Saturday.
By quarter time Swans were seven goals to nil up, and from there held all the answers en-route to a 16.18 (114) to 13.9 (87) victory.
Ash Hansen finished with six goals for the afternoon.
South Fremantle V Peel Thunder (Sunday June 24, 2012 Fremantle Oval)
Peel Thunder recorded its third victory of the season with an impressive 29-point win over South Fremantle yesterday.
The Thunder weathered a short second term storm before launching an all out assault that set the foundations for an impressive away victory in Mark Moody’s first appearance as coach of the Mandurah-based club.
Despite the match being 2005 premiership player Ryan Murphy’s last for the Bulldogs, Peel were too good and were rewarded for their tireless effort with a 21.8 (134) to 15.15 (105) win.