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The Left Bank League Wrap Up with Taylor Cowper

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 1:45 PM

East Fremantle are sitting on top of the WAFL ladder for the first time in years after thumping the West Coast Eagles on Saturday afternoon.

After a disappointing season-opening loss to Peel Thunder, the Sharks have won their past three games, but it was the massive 123-point win over the struggling West Coast side that has shot them to the top.

The 22.14 (146) to 2.5 (23) win saw the Sharks jump gave the home side a massive percentage boost seeing them jump from sixth to first and seeing them on top for the first time since 2014.

East Fremantle saw the 123-point win without captain Matthew Jupp, leading goalkicker Jono Marsh and Cam Eardley who all played state footy on Sunday afternoon. Ruckman Jeremy Goddard and midfield star Josh Schoenfeld were also sidelined.  

Players really stood up in the absence of the senior leader playing for WA.  Montauban had a career-best game in the absence of Marsh, kicking four first-half goals and collecting 18 disposals. Also Dillon O’Reilly (five goals), Luke English (four goals), Jarrad Jansen and Tom Monaghan (both three) goals to overwhelm an undermanned Eagles defence.

The Sharks did not get out of the clash unscathed though, with Monaghan injuring his shoulder, while second gamer Enrique Aiken-Featherstone was concussed in the first half.

East Fremantle plays the Perth Demons  Saturday the 21st of May.  Bounce down is 2.10pm at Mineral Resources Oval.  You can watch the game Live through the AFL App. or

East Fremantle 22.14.146 def West Coast Eagles  2.5.23

Goals: 5 – D O’Reilly

4 - L English, A Montauban

3 - J Jansen, T Monaghan

1 - K Baskerville, R Lester-Smith, M Williamson

Best: D O’Reilly, L English, A Montauban, K Baskerville,

B Boekhorst, M Murdock