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Finals Week 1 - WAFLW Wrap with Daisy Brown

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 8:52 PM

All three of our women’s clubs have won their first finals games, sending them all straight to their respective Grand Finals. The Sharks have given themselves the opportunity to win all three WAFLW premierships.

The first game of the day saw our Rogers Cup side smash Peel Thunder 11.9 – 75 to 2.1 – 13. With three goals in the first quarter, the Sharks dominated from the outset, taking a 17-point lead into half-time. An electric second half from forward Grace Freeman led the way, as the Sharks piled on an additional eight goals in the second half to run away convincing 62-point victors.

Grace Freeman was dominant up forward with 4 goals and 4 behinds, whilst Mid-West Academy star Tayah Palmer also chimed in with 3 goals. Madison Evans had a field day for the Sharks in the ruck, whilst midfielder Natasha Entwistle was strong in the contest.

Our second game of the day was significantly more stress-inducing, with the Reserves side defeating a strong Claremont 4.5 – 29 to 3.2 – 20. The top two sides for the entire year went head-to-head in what was a strong showing from the Sharks early, kicking 3.2 in the first quarter. From there, the Tigers managed to hold the Sharks at bay, restricting the Sharks to just a single goal for the rest of the game, and kicking 3 of their own. Despite the Tigers’ momentum, the strong Sharks outfit managed to hold on to a 9-point victory.

Skye Prentice was strong for the Sharks through the midfield, as was young player Georgia Bett. Zee Schorsch was also strong in defence for the Sharks. Jessie McDonald (2), Elle Sanders and Tahlia McRoberts all contributed goals throughout the game.

The final game of the day was one of the games of the year, with a low-scoring affair between the top two WAFLW League sides seeing the experienced Sharks outfit run away 2.2 – 14 to 1.3 – 9 victors over Claremont. The Tigers brought the heat early, forcing a stalemate at quarter time with no score for either team. With the Sharks trailing by 8-points at the half, it took a fierce tackling and hard-running collective performance to get the job done by just 5 points.

Clutch goals by Samara Pluschke and young-gun Anjelique Raison steered the Sharks to victory, with dominant 11-tackle displays by the likes of Sharon Wong lifting the team’s energy. Zipporah Fish proved an important link-up option for the Sharks, accumulating 15 disposals and 6 marks, while Alex Williams provided some certainty for the backline. 15-year-old Taya Chambers also had some important backline possessions for the Sharks.


Our East Fremantle Women’s Football Club will see you all on Grand Final day in two weeks