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Sharks Win Thriller

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 12:07 PM

A last second goal to Sean Henson has seen East Fremantle win a tight encounter over Perth at Brownes Stadium.

The Sharks extended their winning streak to three games with the thrilling two point win over the in-form Demons 15.18 (108) to 16.10 (106).

With less than 30 seconds remaining in the match, Perth looked as if they had the four premiership points sewn up when ruckman Christian Eyres marked a clearing kick on the wing.

The giant Demon then attempted to stretch out cramp, in a bid to wind down the clock, before the umpire called play on forcing Eyres to kick hurriedly.

Eyres’ attempted kick was smothered by East Fremantle’s Ryan Lester-Smith and the resulted turnover allowed the Sharks an inside fifty and a mark to Henson, who then kicked the match winning goal.

The game had seesawed throughout the afternoon with both sides fighting hard to continue their winning streaks.

Perth had entered the game hoping to win their fourth straight game for the first time since 1991.

Young Shark Josh Simpson got the ball rolling when he kicked the first goal of the match in the second minute.

Perth hit back with three straight goals to Michael Florio, Daniel Murray and Brennan Stack establish a two goal lead.

East Fremantle hit back with three straight goals and regained the lead, but Perth finished the opening term with goals to Paul Bevan and Fraser McInnes to go into the first break seven points in front.

It was a tale of wayward kicking for East Fremantle in second term as they went on to kick 4.6.

Max Duffy was the main offender, registering three straight behinds for the quarter.

Despite the errant kicking, East Fremantle established an 11 point lead with goals to Brad Dick and Mitch Boyle, their biggest lead for the game.

A goal in the dying seconds to Perth recruit and former Essendon forward, Kyle Reimers, saw the margin reduced to five points at half time.

The third quarter continued to seesaw, with the both sides unable to establish a sufficient lead.

Bevan’s second goal saw Perth take the lead midway through the quarter and despite chances for East Fremantle to regain the lead, Demons entered the final break five points in front.

The even nature of the game continued into the final quarter, as East Fremantle regained the lead within the first three minutes thanks to goals from Simpson and Jayden Schofield.

Stack then exploded for the home side kicking two goals within in the space of two minutes to put Perth seven points up.

The quarter belonged to East Fremantle’s Ryan Lester-Smith as he collected seven disposals and kicked two goals midway through the final term to put the Sharks in front.

Mathew Moody kicked two quick goals to have the Perth crowd in a frenzy, before Lester-Smith effected the match winning smother on Eyre that set up Henson’s goal.

East Fremantle was well served by Bradd Dalziell in the midfield as he racked up 32 disposals, while Rory O’Brien continued his impressive run of form with 26 disposals.

Brad Dick made a successful return to league football for the Sharks kicking three goals, as Max Duffy had a day to forget kicking 1.5.

Lester-Smith and Mitch Boyle continued their good form in front of goal with three goals each, while ruckman Cameron Symonds was again dominant in the ruck with 26 hitouts.

- Ryan Miller

 

                                  Q1       Q2       Q3       Final

Perth                          5.4       8.4       11.8    16.10 (106)

Defeated by  

East Fremantle            4.3       8.9       9.15    15.18 (108)

 

Goals

EF: Dick, Lester-Smith, Boyle 3; Simpson 2; Peake, Henson, Schofield, Duffy 1.

P: Murray 4; Stack 3; Moody, Bevan, McInnes 2; Reimers, Florio, Boyle 1.

 

Best

EF: Dalziell, Lester-Smith, Bayliss, Cooper, O’Brien.

 

Reserves

East Fremantle          6.7 (43)

Def by.

Perth                          16.11 (107)

Goals: Ricciardello, Cronan 2; K. Tropiano, Stokes 1.

 

Colts

East Fremantle          11.7 (73)

Def.

Perth                          6.18 (54)

Goals: Rayner, C. Green, J. Cripps 2; Bourne, Regan, Beer, Stewart, Jansen 1.

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - APRIL 15 - 21

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 9:19 AM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – APRIL 15 - 21

The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

Merv Cowan; Corene Gabrielson; Cynthia Simpson; Murray Lester-Smith; Helen Marshall; Donald Ainsworth; Robert Barnes; Peter Mears; Edmond O’Loughlin; Alma Youens; Graham Melrose;  Richard Barrett-Lennard; Janet Rogers; Rodney Davies; Ian MacGregor; Johanna Symonds; David Pougher; Maria Sanders; Michael Nunes; Justin Sgherza; Tony Tropiano; Neil Lester-Smith; Mark Freeman; Kendall Broockmann; Julian Hilton; Isaac Boothey; Finn Murray; Elliot Staddon; Kiran Pillai.

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $450!

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 4:22 PM

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $450!

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $450 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night just past, April 5th, Robert Treloar’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance so the draw has jackpotted by $50 to $450.

The draw takes place every Friday night between 6:30pm and 7:30pm in the main bar. 

You have to be in it to win it! Only those members who are financial for 2013 go into the draw, so once your membership fees are paid you have the opportunity of taking out the jackpot – but of course you have to be there for the draw.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - APRIL 8 - 14

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 4:18 PM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – APRIL 8 - 14

 The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

 Arthur Millard; Chris Lewis; Paula Brenssell; Kerry-Anne Cooper; Brian Peake; Paul Booth; Jill Birt; Deborah Preedy; Shaun Kelly; Michael Andrews; Robert Whiteman; Conor Boyd;Tyson Booth; Ethan Drake-Brockman; Dylan Munkelt; Robert Whitham.

Sharks Smash Subi

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 7:54 PM

East Fremantle’s 13 year losing streak against Subiaco has come to an end in emphatic style, with the Sharks thumping the Lions by 69 points.

Josh Simpson, Ryan Lester-Smith and Mitch Boyle each kicked four goals, as the Sharks’ tore the Lions to pieces, winning 25.11 (161) to 14.8 (92).

The win was East Fremantle’s first over the Lions at home since Round 13, 2000.

East Fremantle’s win was set up by a dominant display in the ruck from Cameron Symonds.

Symonds recorded 35 hit-outs and kicked two goals as he gave his midfield first use of the football.

Rory O’Brien took full advantage of East Fremantle’s ruck dominance collecting 37 possessions and kicking a goal, while Mark McGough continued his terrific form with 27 disposals and 11 inside 50’s.

The game started in ominous fashion for the Sharks, as Subiaco kicked the first two goals of the game through Brett Mahoney and Jarrod Kayler-Thompson.

East Fremantle hit back with five of the next six goals to establish a 13 point lead at quarter time.

Lester-Smith and Simpson kicked their first goals of the afternoon to extend the Sharks’ lead to 25 points early in the second quarter.

The two sides then traded blows through the middle of the term, with Subiaco reducing the margin to 13 points.

Two goals in a minute including Boyle’s second for the day, saw East Fremantle’s lead blow out beyond six goals.

The Sharks looked to have full control of the game by this stage and went into half time 30 points in front.

East Fremantle kicked four unanswered goals to start the third quartered, again widening the gap between the two teams.

A late goal to Subiaco was nullified by Boyle’s third goal with the Sharks heading into the final break a comfortable 50 points in front.

East Fremantle went into a frenzy in the final term, sparked by a goal within the first 20 seconds by second-gamer Simpson.

Despite both side’s players suffering from cramp, the Blue and Whites were all over the Lions, with their lead blowing out to 80 points at one stage.

Two late goals to Subiaco against a tiring Sharks backline saw the final margin reduced to 69 points.

The Sharks had 13 individual goal kickers, including West Coast’s Daniel Kerr who made his return from a groin injury.

While Kerr started the game slowly, the midfielder played tremendously in the second half, kicking a goal and collecting 23 possessions.

East Fremantle will now take on the undefeated Perth next Sunday at Brownes Stadium.

                                Q1       Q2       Q3       Final

East Fremantle          5.3       13.6    17.10   25.11 (161)

Defeat

Subiaco                     3.2       8.6       9.8     14.8 (92)

 

Goals
EF: 4 R.Lester-smith, J.Simpson, M.Boyle; 3 M.Duffy; 2 C.Symonds; 1 R.Hadley, D.Kerr, S.Henson, F.Macdougall, J.Schofield, A.Tropiano, R.O'brien, J.Brennan.

Subi: 2 B.Mahoney, J.Bristow, R.Herring, J.Kayler-thomson, N.Phillips; 1 S.Martin, K.Halligan, C.Wheeler, C.Deluca.

 

Best
EF: (Club Official) R. O’Brien, M. McGough, C. Symonds, R. Lester-Smith, J. Brennan, J. Bayliss, M. Boyle.

-Ryan Miller

 

Reserves

EF        16.14 (110)

Def.
Subi    11.12 (78)

 

Goals: 2 B.Mahoney, J.Bristow, R.Herring, J.Kayler-thomson, N.Phillips; 1 S.Martin, K.Halligan, C.Wheeler, C.Deluca.

 

Best: (Club Official) K. King, S. Reid, K. Tropiano, A. Howson, J. Lindsay, A. Ricciardello, T. Chalwell.

 

Colts

EF        14.13 (97)

Def.

Subi    12.8 (80)

 

Goals: 2 T.Sutton, R.Bourne, P.Cripps, J.Marsh, J.Rayner; 1 J.Lee, C.Green, C.Regan, J.Jansen.

Sharks looking to end losing streak

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 11:31 AM

The Sharks will be looking to end an unenviable streak when they face Subiaco tomorrow having not beaten the Lions since Round 13, 2000 at East Fremantle Oval.

There has been significant change to the line up that defeated Peel Thunder last week with some very exciting inclusions.

Scott Hancock, member of the 2010 Colts Premiership side will be making his senior debut.  Scott has played 27 Reserves games whilst awaiting his opportunity and has been in terrific form through the later part of the 2012 season and the beginning of 2013.  Scott is a midfielder with a very well rounded game, capable of winning the ball on the inside or receiving on the outside, and invariably uses the ball to advantage.  He will join 6 of his Premiership winning teammates.

Also coming into the line up is Daniel Kerr for his third League match at the Club.  It is always exciting to have a player of Daniel's calibre representing the Blue and White and real treat for all those attending the game tomorrow.

Mitchell Boyle, Jayden Schofield, Aidan Tropiano, Jared Jansen and Brad Cooper all return to the League side.

On the Bendigo Bank East Fremantle District Day it is significant that almost 82% (18 of the 22 players) representing the League side are from the East Fremantle District.

District Day will include free kids activities and competitions on the Allen Street side of the Oval and Sharks fans wearing their Blue and White will be selected to form a District guard of honour as we celebrate the success of our District and cheer the League side onto the field and onward to victory. 

BELATED BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR MARCH 18 - 24 & MARCH 25 - 31

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 9:01 AM

BELATED BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR MARCH 18 – 24 & MARCH 25 - 31

The following members celebrated their birthdays recently and we would like to wish them all a very Happy Belated Birthday and apologise for their birthdays not being on the website.

Allan Ebbs; Doris Bonham; Mervyn Cross; Terry Bourke; Ken Bateman; Ken Reid; Kim Robinson; Joe Angel; Gerry Oeding; Mark Rawling; John Martin; Pat Johnson; Joe Pittorini; Paul Webb; Jackie McDonald; Andrew Smith; Natalie Basire; Heath Fitzpatrick; Dennis Gilleland; Frank Lupis; Jack Beer; Robert Young; Mitchell Parker; Jeremy Shaw; Samuel Nancarrow; Evangaline Earney; Scarlett Tourtouris; Torah Kirkham.

MARCH 25 – MARCH 31

Peter Larkin; Raymond Watts; Robert Dowell; Donald Kitson; Susan Dobie; John Porteous; Doug Sheed; Andrew Perer; Daniel Humphreys; Daniel Hill.

THE MEMBERS' DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $400!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 11:29 AM

THE MEMBERS' DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $400!

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $400 and you must be there to collect it.

On Thursday night just past, March 28th, (as Friday was Good Friday), Kristy Ganfield’s name was drawn out but she wasn’t in attendance so the draw has jackpotted by $50 to $400.

The draw takes place every Friday night between 6:30pm and 7:30pm in the main bar. 

You have to be in it to win it! Only those members who are financial for 2013 go into the draw, so once your membership fees are paid you have the opportunity of taking out the jackpot – but of course you have to be there for the draw.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - APRIL 1 - 7

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 10:42 AM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – APRIL 1 - 7

The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

Beulah Cronan; Raymond Firth; Patricia Windsor; Paul Bennett; Patrick McNulty; Paul Harding; Scott Kelly; Charlie Ricciardo; Scott Martin; Steve Blakiston; Miles Franklin; Connor Hagen; Jae Flynn; Jonah Finlay.

Sharks visit the Midwest

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 12:55 PM

East Fremantle will look to take their Mid West Academy to the next level during the offseason.

East Fremantle CEO Adam Kelly said stronger communication between the Sharks’ and academy coaches will make for an improved 2013/14 program.

Kelly said meetings held last week were aimed at brainstorming ideas on improving the academy blueprint.

“To be honest the program is modelled on similar set ups in Country Victoria,” he said.

“The East Fremantle Football Club is extremely fortunate to have Midwest Academy staff with the passion that they do for providing opportunity to our Midwest players to be as best prepared for the talent pathway as possible.

"We have an excellent Coach in Craig Walker, a Strength and Conditioning program being overseen by Todd Teakle, Heather Brett holds the position of player welfare and transition, Mark Starling is Team Manager and Jo Starling is trainer.  Their commitment cannot be questioned".

"The academy is an extension of the great work being done in the Midwest by the GNFL, President Colin Cox and his fellow Board members, along with all Senior and Junior Clubs, the Regional Football Development Council led by Chairman Jerry Dawson and Development Manager Paul Pirrotina and the wider community."

“We will look to sharing and communicating with each other so the players get the best start possible.”

Kelly was joined in Geraldton this week by Sharks’ league coach Steve Malaxos and football operations manager Darryn Fry (both pictured along with Craig Walker - Academy Coach).

The trio held a meeting with academy coaches and managers on Tuesday before hosting school clinics at seven schools on Wednesday which included the involvement of current Sharks players and former mid west residents, Andrew Stokes and Luke Murphy.

To finish their trip on Wednesday night, the East Fremantle representatives met with all seven GNFL clubs and Board representatives to discuss the partnership of the two parties.

Kelly said the Sharks would look to help the GNFL with coaching development this season.

GNFL products Mitchell Boyle, Aidan Tropiano and Jack Perham played for East Fremantle in round one of the WAFL competition last Saturday whilst another seven Mid West players pulled on the Sharks jumper in the reserves competition while Tyler Sutton flew the local flag in the colts.