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EYES ON RED & BLUE by Wilma from West Perth


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It was a great weekend for the Red and the Blue on this side of the Nullarbor.
 
On Saturday, West Perth bested Claremont by two goals after leading all day with the exception of a few early minutes to take out the WAFL Premiership and on Sunday, Melbourne scored a five goal win over Fremantle with a stunning four goals to zip in the final term.
Again, it was the red and the blue leading nearly all day to record their fifth win from six games.
 
The outcome wasn’t as stunning as last season’s mauling of the Dockers but the home side wasn’t as indisposed as it was back then. This time around they were far more competitive and were still in the hunt at three quarter time. A major improvement.
 
Honours were even in the opening term at Fremantle Oval with Tayla Harris booting the first goal of the match and Dockers’ star Kiara Bowers responding soon after. The Demons broke the deadlock with two goals late in the first half, the latter from a nice snap by former Freo player Sabreena Duffy to give them a 12 point lead at half time.
 
Melbourne threatened to break away with the first goal of the second half before a Docker comeback brought them to within 5 points at the final break. 
 
Freo’s hopes were snuffed out by the dominance of the Demons who were far more accurate in front of goal than usual. Kate Hore kicked two in the final term to make it three for the half and Duffy capped off another day of Docker misery with a late goal to give her new team a thirty point victory and third spot on the Season 7 ladder.
 
Next week, the team is back home at Casey Fields against the old rivals, the Western Bulldogs.
 
MELBOURNE 2.1.13 5.2.32 6.3.38 10.6.66 FREMANTLE 2.1.13 3.2.20 5.3.33 5.6.36 GOALS MELBOURNE Hore 3 Duffy Zanker 2 Harris D Pearce Purcell FREMANTLE Bowers Franklin Kauffman Miller Tighe BEST MELBOURNE Hanks Purcell Harris Hore Mithen Birch FREMANTLE Bowers Strom Miller East O’Sullivan Runnalls INJURIES MELBOURNE Nil FREMANTLE Hyde (leg) REPORTS MELBOURNE Nil FREMANTLE  Nil CROWD 1,548 at Fremantle Oval
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