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Skill errors hand Falcons 19 point win

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 9:31 AM
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Perth have recorded their fourth loss by under four goals this season, going down to West Perth 14.6 (90) to 15.19 (109) at HBF Arena on Saturday afternoon.

The young Demons side were in the contest all day, responding whenever West Perth threatened to take full control.

However it was basic skill errors that prevented Perth from getting on top, with the Falcons making them pay for several unforced turnovers going forward.

Brennan Stack was Perth's best, kicking seven goals straight from 14 possessions in an impressive display up forward.

Michael Sinclair had 29 disposals and used it well across half back in his second game back from an achillies injury.

Captain Clint Jones was again prolific, amassing 34 touches along with a goal.

Both Laine Wilkins (finger) and Laim McKenna (knee) sustained injuries during Saturday's loss and will undergo scans this week to determine the extent.

Read full WAFL Match Report

The Demons return to Lathlain Park this week to host ladder leaders South Fremantle.

WEST PERTH        3.5    7.9     11.15    15.19    (109)
PERTH                   1.3    6.4     11.4      14.6       (90)

Goals: Stack 7; Ninyette 2; Jones, Garstone, Narrier, Roe, Levien
Best: Stack, Sinclair, Jones, Giblett McFarlane

Earlier in the afternoon, Perth's Development side defeated West Perth by 52 points.

The Demons have now won their last four games and remain equal top of the Development ladder.

Perth were in control all day, leading comfortably at every change.

Kurts Chester collected 34 disposals in a best on ground display.

Callum Walley kicked four goals from 19 disposals in his bid to return to the league side.

Joshua Burke was also among Perth's better players, taking 11 marks to go with his 25 possessions.

This week's top of the table clash with South Fremantle is shaping as a massive one, with the winner to go one game clear on top.

WEST PERTH        3.3      4.6        7.9       10.11      (71)
PERTH                   5.3     10.5     14.8      19.9       (123)

Goals: Walley 4; Jones, Papertalk, Ansey, Johnson 2; Piggott, Nicholas, Kickett, Jacobs, Smith, Chivers, Mercer 1
Best: Chester, Burke, Walley, Jacobs, Johnson

The Colts recorded their first win of the season defeating West Perth by six goals on Saturday morning.

The game was closely fought until the Demons ran away with it in the final term kicking five goals straight.

Luke English was Perth's best, kicking three second half goals to go with his 34 disposals.

Joseph Ugle was also prolific, collecting 30 disposals in just his second game this season.

The win takes Perth off the bottom of the Colts ladder.

The Demons have an opportunity to make it two wins in a row this week when they host the bottom placed South Fremantle on Saturday morning.

Read Footy Prophet's review of the colts first victory

WEST PERTH        1.0     2.2     4.3       6.6         (42)
PERTH                   2.2     4.4     7.6      12.6       (78)

Goals: English 3; Stack, McNamara 2; Bennell, Martin, Yarran, Hansen, Baldwin-Wright 1
Best: English, Ugle, Conway, Yarran

Photos: Brendan Merdzan Photography