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Demons go down to Tigers

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 10:33 AM
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Perth have recorded a 59-point loss to Claremont over the weekend, going down 13.10 (88) to the Tigers' 22.15 (147).

The effort and endeavour shown by the young Demon outfit again couldn't be questioned, however Claremont's experience and class proved too strong in what was the first game on Lathlain Park's new surface.

Perth were well and truly in the contest late in the second term, before two Claremont goals on the cusp of half time saw the Tigers take a 34-point lead into the main break.

Claremont put their foot down in the third quarter, kicking six goals to Perth's two.

Despite the result being all but out of reach at three quarter time, the Demons didn't roll over with both sides kicking five last quarter goals.

The Demons were without key defender Brent Latch who injured his thumb at training last week.

New recruit Brad McPhail came in to the side to replace Latch and performed strongly on dangerous forward Tom Lee.

Perth captain Clint Jones was one of Perth's better players, collecting 29 disposals in his 300th game of senior football.

Liam McKenna also finished with 29 disposals whilst doing a job on 2016 Sandover Medalist Jye Bolton.

Ruckman Christian Eyres again competed strongly and was Perth's best player, amassing 30 hit-outs.

Round three inclusion Brennan Stack kicked 5.1 from six disposals, while fellow forward Spencer White contributed four goals himself.

Perth this week host the winless East Fremantle at the later time of 2:40pm.

Full WAFL Match Report here | Photo album here

Beforehand, Perth's Development side had a promising come from behind win over Claremont.

The Demons came back from a 24-point half time deficit to record a 19-point win.

Taran Etto continues to put his hand up for league side selection, gathering 21 disposals in a best on ground display.

Blake Johnson, who was last week left out of the league side, responded well kicking 3.1 from 18 posessions.

Callum Papertalk also finished with 3.1 and is the leading goalkicker in the Development competition with 10 goals.

The Development side sit fourth on the ladder after two wins from their first three games.

The Colts suffered another loss, going down by 61 points to Claremont earlier in the day.

Luke English was again dominant, finishing with 31 disposals and a game high ten tackles.

Caelen Bennell also finished with 31 disposals, while Blake Simpson, Brodey Eades and Chilton Yarran (junior) rounded out the Colts' better players. 

Perth's 16's Development side had a strong win over Claremont 10.15 (75) to 4.9 (33).

The 16's have now won two of their first three and have games against East Fremantle and Peel Thunder to round out their carnival.

League
Perth           2.3    6.5      8.9    13.10   (88)
Claremont  6.4   11.9   17.12   22.15   (147)

Goals: 5 Stack; 4 White; 1 Tropiano, Wilkins, Chester, Garstone
Best: Eyres, Wilkins, Stack, Jones, Narrier

Development
Perth           1.1   5.6    11.9    16.12   (108)
Claremont  3.5   9.6   12.71   13.11   (89)

Goals: 3 Johnson, Jones, Papertalk; 2: Henderson, G.Piggott; 1 Smith, Ansey, Kickett
Best: Etto, Johnson, Kickett, Papertalk, Henderson

Colts
Perth         0.2   2.6   2.8    4.12     (36)
Claremont 5.2   6.6   9.9   14.13    (97)

Goals: 1 John, Tanner, Martin, Yarran
Best: English, Simpson, Bennell, Eades, Yarran