SWAN Districts, Peel Thunder and West Perth all scored Round 8 WAFL colts victories across the WA Day long weekend to consolidate top three positions in the competition.
Round 8 of the WAFL colts competition began on Friday evening at Mandurah's David Grays Arena with Peel Thunder proving too strong for reigning premiers Subiaco, winning 9.8 (62) to 5.7 (37).
There was then one lone fixture on Saturday at Lathlain's Mineral Resources Park and that saw Swan Districts continue its undefeated start to the 2019 season, beating Perth 15.15 (105) to 6.4 (40).
There was then the two fixtures for WA Day on the public holiday Monday which saw South Fremantle beat East Fremantle 7.8 (50) to 3.15 (33) at East Fremantle's New Choice Homes Park.
Then at Leederville Oval in the Perth WA Day Derby, it was West Perth who prevailed 13.13 (91) to 8.6 (54) against East Perth.
Following eight rounds of the 2019 colts season, it's Swan Districts still out on top as the lone undefeated team having won all seven of its matches to date.
Peel Thunder remains clear in second position with a 6-1 record while West Perth moved clear in third spot with their win on WA Day with a 5-3 record.
Claremont (3-3) and East Perth (3-4) are making up the last two spots in the top five with Perth (3-4), South Fremantle (2-5), East Fremantle (2-6) and Subiaco (1-6) just outside.
ROUND 8 SIMPLY ENERGY COLTS
PEEL THUNDER 9.8 (62) defeated SUBIACO 5.7 (37)
Round 8 in the WAFL Colts competition got underway in Mandurah on Friday night and it saw Peel Thunder come away with a 25-point victory over Subiaco.
The game took place under lights at David Grays Arena in a battle between a Subiaco team who won last year's colts premiership and a Peel Thunder side who reached the preliminary final.
Peel came out and started strongly kicking the only two goals of the opening quarter but Subiaco hit back in second term to see the Thunder only clinging to a three-point advantage at the main break.
Subiaco then didn’t manage a score of any kind in the third quarter while Peel kicked 1.5 to lead by 14 points at three quarter-time.
Peel then booted four goals to two in the last term to end up winning 9.8 (62) to 5.7 (37).
The win improves the Thunder to a 6-1 record on the season to remain solid in second position on the ladder while the Lions are 1-6 in last place in their premiership defence.
Jack Sears played a tremendous game for Peel kicking three goals to go with 19 possessions and six marks. Ben Middleton also kicked two goals for the Thunder.
Isiah Winder gathered 24 possessions for the Thunder, Brad Oldfield 20, James Ewing 18, Kilian Rawson 18, Zac Rankin 17 and Cameron Gavin 17.
Subiaco's goals came courtesy of Jed Kemp, Ben Golding, Daniel Frost, Connor Patterson and Jack Borchet.
Tristan Hobley racked up 30 possessions for the Lions, Kemp 24, Golding 23 (11 tackles), Isaac Clinch 23, Frost 21, Noah Ash 21 and Abraham Clinch 16.
PERTH 6.4 (40) lost to SWAN DISTRICTS 15.15 (105)
Swan Districts continued its dominance of this WAFL Colts season following Saturday's 65-point victory over Perth at Lathlain's Mineral Resources Park.
Swan Districts came into the game starting on Saturday morning as part of the WA Day long weekend having won its opening six games of the season, and then started strongly against Perth kicking four goals to two in the opening quarter.
Swans then added another four goals to two in the second term and that saw the Black Ducks take a 28-point lead into the half-time break.
It was another three goals to one from the black-and-whites in the third quarter as well and then four more goals to one from the Demons in the last term as Swan Districts went on to record the 15.15 (105) to 6.4 (40) victory.
The win improves Swans to a perfect 7-0 record for the colts season while the Demons are 3-4 in sixth position.
Seb Bright was tremendous for Swan Districts with 22 possessions, seven tackles and two goals with Kade Screaigh also kicking two goals to go with 20 disposals and eight tackles.
Ben Taylor and Bodhi Nordahl kicked two goals each for Swans as well.
Kade Wallrodt finished the game with 26 possessions, nine inside-50 entries, six marks and five tackles as well for Swans.
Jak Watson also collected 26 disposals, Brenton Hilton 21, Ethan Nordahl 20, Ashley Brockbernd 18 (10 tackles), Jehb O'Donohue 18, Jermarl Daly 16 and Bailey Kane 15 to go with 32 hit outs, four tackles and a goal.
Kaden Elliott kicked two goals for Perth from six kicks and three tackles.
Bailey Smith collected 21 possessions for the Demons, Simon Hayward 16 and Tarkyn Brogan-Henry 13.
EAST FREMANTLE 3.15 (33) lost to SOUTH FREMANTLE 7.8 (50)
The Foundation Derby in the colts on WA Day took place at East Fremantle's New Choice Homes Park on Monday morning with South Fremantle beating an inaccurate East Fremantle by 17 points.
With South Fremantle coming into the game having won just once so far this season and East Fremantle having two wins to its name, it was a big game as well to start derby day at Shark Park.
East Fremantle then started the game strongly with the only two goals of the opening term.
Despite having plenty more scoring shots, however, the Sharks would only kick one more goal for the rest of the contest.
South Fremantle worked its way on top during the third quarter kicking three goals to just four behinds from East Fremantle to see the Bulldogs assume a four-point half-time advantage.
The Bulldogs then kicked another three goals in the third quarter to just one from the Sharks and that saw them extend their three quarter-time advantage to 15 points.
South Fremantle kicked a goal in the last quarter with East Fremantle managing only five behinds which saw the Bulldogs claim the 7.8 (50) to 3.15 (33) victory.
Darryl Anderson kicked two goals for South Fremantle from 13 possessions.
Manfred Kelly racked up 32 possessions for the Bulldogs, Eric Botha 26, Jaxon Bellchambers 25, George Wessels 23, Jacob Sax 19 and Regan Ward 18.
Dylan Curley kicked all three of East Fremantle's goals for the game from six kicks.
Michael Wright collected 27 possessions for the Sharks, Ed Curley 26, Jai Jackson 24 (11 tackles), Jack Carroll 22, Lachlan Taylor 21, Brandon Walker 21, Mitchell Cusworth 19, Dylan Ralph 18 and Owen Dann 18 to go with 10 tackles.
EAST PERTH 8.6 (54) lost to WEST PERTH 13.13 (91)
The Perth WA Day Derby in the colts loomed as a massive one for both teams in the context of the season and in the end it was West Perth who proved too strong, beating East Perth by 37 points.
The game took place at Leederville Oval on Monday morning and with the Royals coming into the game with three wins for the season after a good performance against South Fremantle, and the Falcons on four wins following a narrow loss to Peel, there was plenty on the line.
It was a tight opening to the contest as well with two goals apiece in the opening quarter and then East Perth kicked two goals to one in the second term to head into half-time with a narrow two-point advantage.
West Perth did begin to pull away in the third quarter with four goals to two but the game was still up for grabs with the Falcons holding a lead of 13 points.
But the Falcons delivered a dominant last quarter with six goals to two to end up winning 13.13 (91) to 8.6 (54).
The win improves West Perth to a 5-3 record on the season to be two games clear in third position while East Perth sits fifth at 3-4, percentage ahead of the sixth placed Perth.
Koopah Todd delivered a best on ground performance for West Perth made up of 25 possessions, six marks and three goals.
Rohan Scurria, Cooper Blackburn and Ewan Brazier also kicked two goals apiece for the Falcons.
Callum Johnson finished the morning with 29 possessions for West Perth, Tyron Hindmarsh 27, Ryan Hudson 18, Liam Martin 16, Heath Chapman 16 and Jordan Berry 15.
Kyle Robinson and Cody Rodgers kicked two goals each for East Perth.
Cooper Sparks collected 22 possessions for the Royals, Harley Sparks 20, Reuben Pasalich 20, Adam Boules 19 and Liam Dellamarta 15.