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NEW GOAL-KICKING RECORD.
G. Doig's Success at Fremantle.
Expectations of a one-sided game were realised at Fremantle Oval on Saturday when Claremont-Cottesloe was over whelmed by East Fremantle, the winning
margin being 110 points, uniet interest in the contest centred in the possibility of new goal-kicking figures for the State being registered by G. Doig, and his foot ball throughout was magnificent. Givon little latitude by a succession of goalkeep ers, Doig beat each in turn, and much merit attached to his kicking of 19 goals. He was jostled throughout the match and his pace, and courage enabled him to over come all difficulties. It must be admittec
the ball was usually passed in his direc tion when a goal was almost a certainty for a team-mate. At no stage, were Claremont Cottesloe's ruck or forward lines strong enough, and the side totally failed in the last quarter. The teams were: — EAST FREilANTLE. — Backs: Martiensen, Woods, N. Doig. Half-backs: C. James, Munro, Donegan. Centres: W. Doig, C. Doig, Taylor. HalT-ftjrwards: Kingsbury, Fordham, Tnuscott. Forwards: Butcher, G. Doig. Reynolds. Ruck: W. James. G. Mann. McGIinn (rover). Nineteenth
nun: Prosser (did not play). CLAREMONT-COTTESLOE. — Backs: Oliver, Batt, Mottram. Half-backs: Sheridan, Clarke. Baker. Centres: Edmeades, Hough, F. Morris. Half -forwards: O'ReiHj-, Garside, Farrant- For wards: Howe, Hilton, Steward. Ruck: Lyons, Skinner, Barham (rover). Nineteenth man: Love grove (replaced Sheridan in third quarter). UMPIRE. — C. Cook.
After hitting the post, G. Doig eluded Batt and goaled within two minutes. Dlarke was defending in fine style, but ;he assistance given by East Fremantle's iorwards quickly disorganised Clarernont Sottesloe, which seldom attacked. Play was Df an open character, but ClaremontCot tesloe's forwards showed barely a rudi nentary knowledge of the game, and Munro invariably brought the ball to the centre. Handicapped by an injured hand, Batt was 3oon relieved of the task of guarding G. Doig, who was made the objective of East Fremantle's attacks. Playing well, and using his left foot skilfully, G. Doig kicked all East Fremantle's six goals for the quar ter, which ended with the scores: — East Fremantle, 6.3; Claremont-Cottesloe, 0.2. G. Doig soon scored his seventh goal for the match and a goal by Howe opened Claremont-Cottesloe's account. O'Reilly, who was now pitted against the goal-sneak, was watching his opponent closely, but East Fremantle took special pains to get the ball to Doig. Claremont-Cottesloe was holding its own in the air, but in no other phase of the game was its play comparable with that of East Fremantle. A difficult angle shot gave G. Doig another goal, after which Kingsbury was compelled to kick a goal himself. For Claremont-Cottesloe, Tarrant was marking in great style and Howe, with two goals did the side good service. A few errors at this stage by East Fremantle's backs enabled Garside to comn through and goal before half time, making the scores: — East Fremantle, 9.5; Clare mont-Cottesloe, 3.5. On resumption, Edmeades, with fine dashes on the wing, and Sheridan, with excellent high marking, tried to rally Clare mont-Cottesloe, but the side's forwards were overshadowed. Mottram assisted by Clarke was called upon frequently to drive East Fremantle off. Concentrating on G. Doig, East Fremantle threw away several goals. Prescott and McGIinn were irresist ible for East Fremantle, while Reynolds'^ only object appeared .to be to pass the ball to G. Doig. Exhibiting uncanny goal sense, G. Doig kicked five goals during the term. Claremont-Cottesloe's two goals being credited to Skinner and Steward. By the end of the quarter, G. Doig's score for the game had advanced to 13, and the tallies at the last change were:— East Fre mantle, 15.10; Claremont-Cottesloe, 5.7. The foot passing by Butcher, and kickinp amidfield by Mann were almost perfec tion, and G. Doig quickly equalled Tyson s record of 15 goals. He found, however, dif ficulty in passing it. East Fremantle then took complete charge of the game, and Claremont-Cottesloe's backs were bom barded for the rest of the quarter. Cheers greeted G. Doig's 16th goal. ClaremontCot tesloe then floundered worse than ever, and was unable to score a point during the quarter. Doig's score mounted to 19 goals, and a seventh goal for the quarter by East Fremantle ; ended a one-sided game. The final snores were: —
EAST FREMANTLE .. 22.15 (147 pts.) CLAREMONT-COTT. .. 5.7 (37 pts.) Goal-kickers— East Fremantle: G. Doig (19), Kingsbury (2), and Butcher. Clare mont-Cottesloe.: Howe (2), Garside, Stew ard and Skinner. With few exceptions, East Iremantle was well represented. Truscott played bril liantly on the half-forward flank, and Cx Doig was compelled to play hard for most of his goals. His marking was sure, and his ability with his left foot served him well. Donegan, C. James, Munro and JN. Doig again proved solid defenders. Others to excel were W. James, McGIinn, Rey nolds, Kingsbury and G. Mann, who shows continued improvement. Claremont-Cottesloe was best served by Mottram, Clarke, Edmeades, and Sheridan (until injured). Mottram's kicking might have been better, and Edmeades showed dash on the wing. The best of a bad re mainder were Hilton, Barham, Hough, and Farrant.