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Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 8:20 AM by Chris Pike

SOUTH Fremantle's Youth Girls strengthened their Rogers Cup premiership defence with a strong win over Claremont on Sunday as part of a big day's action at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

Claremont secured its position in the WAFLW finals for 2021 with a comfortable 29-point victory against South Fremantle on Sunday.

Claremont has looked the team slightly vulnerable inside the top four in recent weeks of the WAFLW competition, but the Tigers are now guaranteed of playing finals after beating South Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Sunday.

The Tigers are now three games clear of the fifth placed East Fremantle so with only two games remaining they can't be knocked out of the top four.

Meanwhile, South Fremantle is still searching for a win before ending their second season in the WAFLW competition, and now the e Bulldogs just have two more opportunities to try and make it happen in 2021.

While South Fremantle did kick a goal in the first quarter, Claremont dominated with nine scoring shots of their own to end up kicking four goals and to head into quarter-time leading by 23 points.

South Fremantle actually played well at times over the last three quarters and had more scoring shots than the Tigers managed, but they only kicked the six behind from their opportunities.

Meanwhile Claremont kicked another two goals and that saw the Tigers end up winning 6.5 (41) to 1.6 (12).

South Fremantle's lone goal of the afternoon came courtesy of Lauren Wafker.

Along with Wafker, Ashleigh Little, Aaliyah Ugle, Breanne Spencer and Liusaidh Gilchrist were among the players to fight hard all afternoon for the Bulldogs.

Tessa Doumanis and Amy Franklin kicked two goals apiece in the win for Claremont while Amber Goodwin-Wissink and Katherine Bennett both booted one each for the Tigers.

Best players in the win for Claremont away from home included Brooke Whyte, Sophie McDonald, Amy Franklin, Jessica Low and Ella Smith.

Meanwhile, in the WAFLW Reserves clash, Claremont also defeated South Fremantle 5.10 (40) to 1.0 (6) at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

But it was an important win for the South Fremantle Youth Girls as they beat Claremont 5.8 (38) to 4.8 (32).

The result improves South Fremantle to third position in the Rogers Cup with two rounds remaining and an 8-6 record to be guaranteed of a finals appearance.


SOUTH FREMANTLE        1.0    1.6    1.6    1.6 (12)
CLAREMONT            4.5    6.5    6.5    6.5 (41)

SOUTH FREMANTLE: Goals – Wafker.
Best – Wafker, A Little, Spencer, Gilchrist.
CLAREMONT: Goals – Toumanis 2; Franklin, Goodwin-Wissink, Bennett.
Best – Whyte, McDonald, Franklin, Low, Smith.