Optus WAFLW Semi Finals Wrap

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 11:47 AM by Chris Pike

EAST Fremantle is straight through to the inaugural WAFL Women's Grand Final after winning Sunday's second semi-final against Subiaco while Swan Districts kept its season alive at the expense of Claremont.

The first ever season of the Optus WAFLW competition saw precious little separating the top four teams and each of those ended up qualifying for the inaugural finals series with only Peel Thunder missing out on competing.

Both semi-final contests took place on Sunday afternoon with one team to advance to the Grand Final while two others would move into a preliminary final and another would end up eliminated.

The first semi-final took place at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval with Swan Districts and Claremont fighting to keep its seasons alive. 

It was Swans who proved too strong beating the Tigers 7.6 (48) to 1.1 (7) and advance to next Saturday preliminary final while the season for Claremont comes to a close.

The second semi-final then took place at Leederville Oval between the two teams who played off for the Grand Final in last year's WAWFL competition. 

It was a similar result this time around with the Sharks beating the Lions 6.6 (42) to 2.2 (14) to move straight into the Grand Final while Subiaco now hosts Swan Districts in Saturday's preliminary final to determine who will take on East Fremantle.

Meanwhile in the WAFLW reserves competition, South Fremantle defeated Claremont in the second semi-final at Steel Blue Oval to move straight into the Grand Final for 2019.

East Fremantle also kept its season alive eliminating Peel Thunder with a 3.6 (24) to 2.6 (18) victory at Leederville Oval meaning the Sharks now face Claremont in the preliminary final on Saturday back at Leederville Oval to determine who plays South Fremantle in the Grand Final.

And in the Youth Girls Rogers Cup competition, South Fremantle also won the second semi-final on Sunday beating Peel Thunder 5.4 (34) to 2.5 (17) to move into the Grand Final in two weeks' time.

Subiaco beat East Fremantle 3.9 (27) to 2.1 (13) in the first semi-final at Leederville Oval with the Sharks season now over and Lions advancing to the preliminary final against the Thunder.

OPTUS WAFLW FINALS SERIES

SECOND SEMI-FINAL
SUBIACO 2.2 (14) lost to EAST FREMANTLE 6.6 (42)

 

FIRST SEMI-FINAL
SWAN DISTRICTS 7.6 (48) defeated CLAREMONT 1.1 (7)