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Colts Report: Tigers Mauled by Sharks

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 9:31 AM
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By Dan Scamozzi

A disappointing Claremont proved no match for a rampaging East Fremantle in the Colts Grand Final at Domain Stadium on Sunday, with the Sharks thumping the Tigers by 54 points.

The Sharks kicked three goals to nil in the opening term of their 12.5 (77) to 2.11 (23) win and won every quarter to cap off a dominant season and claim their 11th premiership.

The Tigers, who dominated the third term but could only record a wasteful return of 0.6, were beaten in just about every aspect of the game and were inefficient and inaccurate going forward, despite recording 10 more inside 50s.

Conversely, the Sharks were efficient, accurate, made the most of their opportunities and made the Tigers pay when in space with their precision kicking and will to spread and outnumber their opponents at the contest.

Lewis Davis (22 disposals, six tackles, 19 hit-outs) was outstanding for Claremont with his marking and presence around the ground and recorded a team-high eight marks and game-high nine inside 50s, while Isaac Barton (six tackles) gave the Tigers invaluable run and work rate and kicked the team’s only goal of the first half.

Beau Ewen provided his trademark attack on the contest across half-back, while Fraser House and Wil Powell performed strongly and Declan McNamara laid a game-high 10 tackles.

East Fremantle was best served by Chris Scott (21 disposals, 10 marks), who won the Mel Whinnen Medal as best afield, while Tim Bockman kicked a game-high three goals.

CLAREMONT 0.1 1.2 1.8 2.11 (23)

EAST FREMANTLE 3.1 6.4 7.5 12.5 (77)

GOALS

CLAREMONT: 1 I. Barton, J. Buller.

EAST FREMANTLE: 3 T. Bockman, 2 A. Ryan, J. Ritchie, B. Collard, D. O'Reilly, 1 D. Nevill.

BEST

CLAREMONT: L. Davis, I. Barton, B. Ewen, F. House, W. Powell, D. McNamara.

EAST FREMANTLE: C. Scott, Z. Jackson, T. Joyce, D. Williams, D. Campbell.

MEL WHINNEN MEDAL: C. Scott (EF).