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WEST PERTH'S BIG MARGIN.
E. Tyson Kicks 11 Goals.
Though West Perth took the field at Claremont on Saturday without three of its leading players — Marinko, Benton and Rainoldi— it was still nowerful enough to
outclass Claremont-Cottesloe and win by almost the equivalent of 15 goals. The first quarter was evenly contested, with West Perth the more scientific side and Claremont-Cottesloe getting results, al though by clumsier methods. Till then, Batt had curbed Tyson's scoring, but West Perth transferred its full-forward to the flank, where his quickness and the extra room served him welL By half-time, West Perth had gained a lead of almost five goals, and was never afterwards troubled. West Perth overwhelmed ClaremontCot tesloe in the last quarter, six of West Perth's nine goals being scored by Tyson whose anticipation, dash, and clever turn ing paved, the way towards his total of 11 coals for the match. The teams were: — WKST 1'KRTH. — Backs: Roberts, Tutley, Mc Guckin. Half-lucks: Ford, P. Walsh. O'Kcefe. Ccntr--s: Dr-'\v, Morgan, L. Walsh. Ualf-fonvardB: Grreii, I.ovi-liK-k. Amlcri-on. Forwards: Dalzw-ll. Tyson. X. MeUiannM. Kut-k: McGarry, Gn-se, Konna (rover). Nineteenth man: O'Conuor (re placed P. Walsh in last quarter). CLAREMOXT-OOTTESLOE. — Backs: Rtjran, Batt, Blinco. Half-backs: Hough, Clarke, Gar Bide. Centres: Neilson, Oliver, Ethneadcs. Half fonvards: O'Reilly. R. Jlaloney, Birch. For wards: Oliff, Skinner, Morris. Ruck: Prior,
White, Steward (rover). Nineteenth man: S. Moloney (replaced Steward in last quarter}. Umpire. — T. Oliver. Claremont-Cottesloe showed to advan tage in the opening exchanges, but was frequently stopped Tby Ford and Tetley. West Perth settled down and with better system evened matters. Batt, however, defending brilliantly, prevented West Perth scoring heavily. He occasionally brought the ball from the goal to the centre. Fine assistance was given by Clarke. Steward scored the first goal of the match for Claremont-Cottesloe. Mc Garry replied in equal measure for West Perth, for whom Tetley, Ford and Ander son played surely and dashingly through out the quarter, with Neilson, Clarke and Batt giving good service for Claremont Cottesloe, Batt being the best player on the ground. Play was of a mediocre stan dard, but interest was maintained by the even scoring up to the end of the first quarter, when West Perth led 3.2 to 3.L Despite excellent play by Neilson and Clarke, West Perth forged ahead. Clare mont-Cottesloe on several occasions com mitted the error of kicking across the. goal mouth. Claremont-Cottesloe did not jack combination, but errors of judgment in the forward lines prevented its scoring more than three behinds. Tyson, changed to the pocket, was much more successful than when stationed at full-forward, and added three goals in quick succession, while Gregg scored West Perth's fourth goal for the quarter, which ended with the scores at:— West Perth, 7.9; Claremont Cottesloe, 3.4. After each side had added a goal, West Perth- dominated the game in the third term. Its high-marking and passing over all distances up to 50 yards disorganised Claremont-Cottesloe. Batt and_ Clarke, however, continued to play brilliantly, while Ford, P. Walsh and Gregg were a little more outstanding than the remainder of their West Perth clubmates, all of whom were pullinc their weight. Three ad ditional goals to West Perth's score placed it eight goals ahead, and made the tallies at three-quarter time:— West Perth, 11.14; Claremont-Cottesloe, 4.6. An orgy of goal kicking followed, West Perth scoring heavily. Three goals were kicked in three minutes, after which West Perth concentrated on passing the ball to Tyson. West Perth's full forward was so accurate, that Hough was deputed to guard him. Tyson, however, proved elusive, and West Perth, overwhelmingly superior in high-marking and pace, pressed relentlessly. In 15 minutes Tyson kicked five goals. Claremont-Cottesloe's score increased by three goals, kicked by Skinner, but it was obviously outplayed, and West Perth's ad dition of nine goals for the quarter might easily have been increased had goals been the only consideration. The final scores were: — WEST PERTH .. .. 20.18 (I38pts.) CLARE.-COTTESLOE 7. 7 ( 49pts.) Goalkickers.— West Perth: Tyson (11), Anderson (3), Lovelock (2), Gregg (2), McGarry and Kenna. ClaremontCottes loe: Skinner (3), Steward (2), Oliff and O'Reilly. Every player on the West Perth side acquitted himself with credit. P. Walsh headed a powerful back line and marked in great form. Ford, O'Keefe, and Tetley supported him well and Morean did well at the centre. Green and Anderson were fast and kicked splendidly on the half forward flanks. Others a little ahead of a solid remainder were Tyson (11 goals), Gregg and McGarry. Claremont-Cottesloe could fairly claim the two best players of the match— Batt and Clarke. Batt marked and cleared in magnificent style, and beat Tyson when in direct opposition. Clarke was at his best and Neilson had the better of the fleet-footed Drew on the wing. The best of the remainder were Garside, Hough, Birch, E. Moloney and White.