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CLAREMONT NOT DISGRACED. East Fremantle Better Balanced. The great interest taken in the meet ing of East Fremantle and Claremont at the Fremantle Oval on Saturday was
attested by the large crowd which was rewarded with a contest that was always fast, vigorous and gripping. Though East Fremantle held a slight lead during the greater part of the match, it was never able to relax in the slightest degree, and on present form, there is little be tween the teams even on the Fremantle Oval. East Fremantle's lead of two points at half-time was due to its greater accuracy in shooting, and still more to a superlative display by Jarvis at half back. East Fremantle was practically at full strength, but the absence of Batt, Claremont's sterling full-back, weak ened the Claremont side. The luck of the game was fairly distributed, Clare mont's hitting the post on two occasions balancing the loss of Donegan in the third quarter when playing brilliantly in the ruck. East Fremantle's centre line was superior to that of Claremont at the three points, and this compensated some what for an -attack that hardly func tioned as well as usual The high mark ing by both sides was fine. The teams were: EAST FREMAZNTLE.-Backs: N. Doig, Ken ney, HaskelL Half-backs: Fcrdham, Jarvis. J. Munro. Centres: Migro. Hutchinson, Seubert Half-forwards: C. Doig. Daniell, Rowland. For wards: Rose. G. Doig. McGlinn. Ruck: Martien sen, Donegan. Truscott (rover). Nineteenth man: D. Munro (replaced Donegan in third quarter). CLAREMONT.--Backs: Sutherland, S. Mol oney. Guthrie. Half-backs: S. Headon, Clarke, Grieve. Centres: Mitchell, G. Moloney, Love ) grove. Half-forwards: Reeves, R. Moloney, Bee, Forwards: Cook, Hopkins. Steward. Ruck: Bir minghlam. Maitland, Hooper (rover). Nineteenth man: Morris (did not play). UMPIRE.-L. McComish. Migro was responsible for several East I Fremantle attempts to break through but Claremont transferred to play and Hop kins goaled. Claremont found Jarvis a thorn in its side, and even the sterling football of Clarke at half-back failed to prevent East Fremantle from equalising the scores. Claremont had the assist ance of several free-kicks in succession, with Cook its most prominent player. The football was of a stirring nature, fast, willing and clean, with both sides well matched. East Fremantle finally devel oped its long, connected style with many fine players to make that possible. A good drop-kick by C. Doig made the scores again level--two goals each. Migro was showing fine pace on the wing, while C. Doig, on the half-forward flank, was proving too fast for Grieve. East Fre mantle went ahead when Rowland goaled, and Daniell, marking finely from the kick in, went on and goaled. East Fremantle was full of dash, but Clare mont battled on and was.rewarded when Cook scored a goal on the run. East Fremantle replied with a splendid rush down the field from half-back and G. Doig raised the side's fifth goal. East Fremantle's better combination had proved the deciding factor and the team deservedly led at quarter-time-5.2 to 3.4. Claremont immediately brought S. Moloney to the half-back line and placed Maitland in goal, where it was hoped that his size might help in curbing G. Doig. For six minutes there was no scoring, Haskell and Clarke heading two powerful and determined sets of back lines. Hopkins then brought Claremont I to within four points of East Fremantle's tally. Claremont was executing some accurate exchanges over long distances and was soon the better side. The finest effort of the quarter, however, must be attributed to Daniell, whose punted goal from 60 yards was a gem. The football was of the best. For Claremont, Mitchell, G. and R. Moloney 4 figured in its fifth goal, while Steward hit the post. Clarke was repeatedly cheered for checking East Fremantle's offensives and Maitland, too, was often conspicuous. Claremont attacked with 1 spirit and Steward, goaling in -the last minute, reduced Claremont's leeway to two points at half-time when the scores were:-East Fremantle, 7.3; Claremont, 6.7: East Fremantle's slight advantage was augmented by goals for which McGlinn and C. Doig were responsible. Danieil l was now holding his own against Clarke, I both playing really well. East Fre mantle now lost the services of Donegan I through injury, and Claremont recovered 1 from its early setback. At this stage no player impressed more than Cook, whose style combined easy delivery with effect. Adding two goals in rapid suc- 1 cession, Cook brought Claremont to with in nine points of East Fremantle's score. East Fremantle, however, again turned l the game its way five minutes before the bell, but Hopkins reduced the lead to t two goals, after Birmingham had hit the 7 post, making the scores 11.10 to 9.10. The pace of the preceding quarters was fully maintained and Claremont might have drawn level had it been able to cir cumvent Jarvis. Behinds came to both teams from hurried shots and Cook al most secured the goal Claremont was waiting for. Both sides fought des perately, with East Fremantle's better bal ance beginning to tell. The fleet Migro 1 broke clear, and enabled Rowland to goal. Both Haskell and Hutchinson were lying hors de combat and East Fre mantle's lead was 3.2. Maitland was playing magnificently in goal and Clarke was almost as good at half-back. Both sides were finishing almost as strongly as they began, with East Fremantle just a shade faster. A goal by G. Doig set tled the issue, but Claremont fought on 1 Buy your golf clubs from Brian Kinnanes from 12/6 each.-Town Hall Radio and Sports Shop.-(Advt.).
and a goal by Hopkins was almost the last incident of an outstanding game. Final scores: EAST FREMANTLE .. 13.14 (92pts.) CLAREMONT .. .. 10.11 (71pts.) Goal-kickers.--East Fremantle: G. Doig (6), Daniell (2), Rowland (2), C. Doig (2) and McGlinn. Claremont: Hopkins (4), Cook (4), R. Moloney and Steward. For East Fremantle, Jarvis and C. Doig must be bracketed for first hon ours. Jarvis gave a remarkable display, fast, sure and elusive, and it was he who prevented Claremont from holding a comfortable lead at half-time. C. Doig, on the half-forward wing, gave an ex cellent all-round display, being always prominent with high marking, sure ground play and passing. Daniell was highly successful at half-forward, while N. Doig, Haskell and Fordham were strong backs. Across the centre, Migro, Hutchinson and Seubert held a decided call, with G. Doig, Donegan (till injured) and McGlinn the best of the remainder. For Claremont, Clarke and Cook were outstanding. Clarke's high marking was the best of the match, while his ground play and "come-through" were never at fault. Cook enhanced his growing repu tation and, opposed by powerful backs, marked and kicked finely. In defence, Maitland, S. Moloney and S. Headon were valuable units. Headon's play was brilliant and neat, and topped off with drop-kicks that seldom failed to find a centre line player. At the centre, G. Moloney handled the ball like a master, but occasionally his passing went astray. while at other times his kicking covered insufficient ground. The best of the re mainder were Sutherland, Birmingham and Hooper.