Great Southern products help Claremont claim victories in all three grades against South Fremantle

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Talon Delacey in action last year for North Albany.
Camera IconTalon Delacey in action last year for North Albany. Credit: Laurie Benson

North Albany young gun Talon Delacey continued his strong start to the new WAFL season, helping Claremont colts win their first game in round two on Sunday.

Delacey starred in the Great Southern Football League last season, finishing second in the Kleemann Medal as an 18-year-old and has shown his potential in the the first two rounds of the WAFL.

The explosive midfielder was named in the Tigers’ best as they defeated South Fremantle by eight points.

Delacey racked up 26 disposals, six tackles, two inside-50s, two marks and also booted a goal.

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Fellow North Albany product Alex Pearce was named in the Tigers reserves’ best as they won their first game for the season, also against the Bulldogs.

Pearce collected 25 touches and took six marks in the 14-point victory to back up his performance in round one, when he was also named in the best.

Borden tall Anthony Davis continues to press his claims to break into the Tigers league side after being among the best in the reserves.

Davis, who played six league games last year, had 27 possessions, grabbed eight marks and two inside-50s against the Bulldogs to standout in defence.

Railways’ Jacob Blight had 23 disposals and four marks for the Tigers reserves while Denmark-Walpole giant Kalin Lane was also impressive with 16 touches, 35 hit-outs, three marks and two inside-50s.

Mt Barker utility Jordan Reid made his league debut for Perth in round two as they went down to Swan Districts by 50 points.

Reid played at full-forward and slotted two goals, from nine disposals to go with six hit-outs hit outs and two tackles.

Royals junior Tom Edwards kicked 1.3 from 12 disposals and four marks in the Swans win.

The Tigers kept their unbeaten start to the season going, gaining grand final redemption against South Fremantle.

Former North Albany midfielder Declan Mountford was named in the Tigers best again after 17 touches, six marks, five tackles and four inside-50s.

Royals’ Tom Baldwin also impressed in the 16-point win with 19 possessions, four marks and four tackles.

Ongerup’s Angus Litherland kicked one goal from 14 disposals, took four marks and had three inside-50s to help Subiaco’s league side win two in a row.

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