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14's and 15's Development Squad Carnival Update

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 11:37 AM

With the AFL Grand final fresh in their minds our 14’s and 15’s development squads took to the freeway to take on Peel Thunder on Monday September 30th and Tuesday October 1st.  Peel, like East Fremantle, have a history of producing strong squads through their development pathway and this provided our 4 squads with a strong challenge.


East Fremantle 14’s Early v Peel

Unfortunately for the second week in a row this squad met a very strong group of opposition 14 year olds, who were much bigger than our boys.  Peel got the jump early and kept control of the game through the first half.  To our boys credit they never game up and gave their  everything particularly after half time where Peel only outscored us marginally.  Hopefully they can take that form in to the game against South Fremantle today.


East Fremantle                  2.8 = 20

Peel                             13.15 = 93


Best; Ben Wilson, Trent Newton, Liam Minervini

Goals; Trent Newton, Marlon Newland


East Fremantle 14’s Late v Peel

Coming off a heavy loss against East Perth the previous week the 14’s late squad was looking to a much improved performance against Peel.  And improve they did.  In what was a great game of football, with plenty of ebbs and flows, particularly to the side that had the use of the breeze our boys managed to rally late and come from behind to record their first victory.

With the game in the balance at half time and Peel kicking with the breeze in the third our back line, led superbly by Thomas Peake repeated repelled the opposition forward thrusts and rebounded well out of defence. 

Kicking with the aid of a strong breeze in the final quarter and having to come from behind late a couple of lucky, long torpedoes managed to roll and bounce their way through the goals to secure a fantastic win.


East Fremantle                  9.7 = 61

Peel                               6.13 = 49


Best; Thomas Peake, Tim Bockman, Harrison Pollock, Dane Jenzen


East Fremantle 15’s Early v Peel

The 15’s early game was a tale of two halves.  Whilst our boys controlled much of the play in the first quarter, a number of skills errors and a lack of being clean enabled the Peel boys to take advantage and they jumped to a 27-1 point lead at the first change.  By mid-way through the second quarter and with another two goals under their belt it looked as though Peel could run right over the top of our boys.  However one gaol seemed to spark our boys and from there we witnessed one of the best games of development football seen for a long time.

By three quarter time our boys were able to claw their way back to within 3 goals and the game looked as though it was going down to the wire, with East Fremantle kicking with the breeze in the last…..and that’s exactly how it panned out.  With 4 lead changes in the last quarter both sides fought and scrapped to get their team over the line, but in the end our boys kicked the vital goals with only a minute to hang on and win by 2 points.


East Fremantle                  10.10 = 70

Peel                                   10.8 = 68


Best; Leon Pearton, Ben Harding, David Chadwick, Cameron Zurhaar


East Fremantle 15’s Late v Peel

In the last game of the Peel fixtures our lates continued their winning form with a comprehensive victory.  With a strong injection of our Mid-West Academy players from Geraldton, our boys got off to a flyer and by half time the game was as good as over.  To Peel’s credit they came out after half time and compete exceptionally well and certainly provided our boys with a much greater challenge.  With Neville, Barnden and Williams kicking 11 goals between them our forward line was potent all day.  With the backs working well to repel the Peel I50’s and the midfield having the ascendancy for the majority of the day the game seemed to be in our control for much of the day.  I know the boys are really looking forward to the challenge that South will bring.


East Fremantle                  15.10 = 100

Peel                                     7.4 = 46


Goals; Dwayne Neville 5, Joel Barnden 3, Jaighar Williams 3, Aidan Zindani, Sam Brown, Dean Barone and Nathan Payne all 1.

Best; Gabriel Parfitt, Dwayne Neville, MacLain Wilson, Liam Rajanayagam