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West Perth centreman Brian Falconer was best man on the ground at Subiaco yesterday.

Dis display won him The Sunday Times £5.

He was most consistent, being always in the play.

He showed great ability in gathering a large per- centage of the knock-outs from the ruck and his long and well-directed kicks to the forward line provided many opportunities.

When on the defensive he showed sufficient pace and recovery to catch his marksman in possession frequently.

Falconer has not had the best of luck in the last few


He was out of the game for considerable periods owing to injury.

But he has certainly struck form at the right time and should be a great asset for the Cardinals in next week's grand final.

T TMP IRES' march-out ^ was back to normal yesterday. What possessed the League to militarise the umpires the previous week, one will never know. Even the crowd apprecia- ted the humor of the debut.

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Tl TEDIUM crowd could

not wait for the sec- ond vtrse of "God Save the Queen". They roared to their respective teams after the first verse and the "mike" had to be cut.

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jlTUCH interest centred xu-in the toss. When Peter O'Donohue signalled for West to kick into the gale, a throaty roar of ap tproval endorsed his deci-


I F AST'S supporters cheer

?L' ed umpire "Smoky' , Woods when he jravt

Easts a kick after Sneed) had been unnecessarily flattened in the firsl j quarter.

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WILSO NOnions, East';

' " vigorous w i n g m a r (came in for some "curry' ; when East left the field a1 (the long interval. Crow< I certainly voiced their dis approval.

Alter Onions had givei Humphries a torrid tim for most of the game, ; plaintive voice from th Members' Stand was hear to echo "Peel "off Onions'

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YX7ESTS followers wer ' * hushed when idol Ra Schofield had to leave th field at quarter time wit a wrenched knee. Hi place was filled in a mos capable way by Captain coach Peter O'Donohue.

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ÜERTH Club will be visit

ing Bunbury nes week-end. Redlegs . wi play a combined Soutl West League side on Sur day. Before the part leaves the city on Satui day the Redlegs Secont will do battle with Sout Fremantle in the Socond grand final.