Jacob Blight and Kieran Gowdie ensure Claremont reserves winning streak continues
Railways’ Jacob Blight and Albany’s Kieran Gowdie played important roles to help Claremont reserves continue their impressive season on Sunday.
The Tigers have won their past 12 matches and sit three games clear on top.
Blight was named in the Tigers’ best as they finished 51-point victors over East Perth in round 17, while Gowdie was superb as his side’s first-choice ruckman.
Gowdie finished with a game-high 37 hit-outs to go with four tackles and six disposals.
Blight played a key shut-down role in defence on the competition’s leading goal kicker Sebit Kuek, keeping him to one goal and five touches while having eight disposals himself.
North Albany junior Alex Pearce also had 12 possessions in the win.
Tyreice Brown and Henrick Alforque were vital contributors in helping the Tigers colts prevail by 17 points over the Royals to leapfrog them in second place.
Ex-Royals forward Brown kicked one goal from nine disposals and had five tackles. in his second game.
Alforque, who hails from Railways and Albany, collected 14 touches, five tackles and kicked a goal.
The Tigers league side went down by seven points and slipped to third as a result.
Gnowangerup’s Timm House made his league debut for Claremont and finished with nine possessions and three marks.
Royals and Jerramungup junior Tom Baldwin gathered 18 touches, former Royals and Albany midfielder Tyron Smallwood had 13 disposals and Borden utility Anthony Davis finished with 13 disposals and four inside-50s.
Ongerup’s Angus Dewar was again a strong contributors with 15 possessions, three marks and five tackles in Subiaco’s 20-point league win over West Perth.
Mt Barker’s Jordan Reid had 16 touches, five marks and five tackles for Perth’s league side who went down to West Coast by 56 points.
Royals tall Tom Edwards responded to his omission from Swan Districts league side to have 15 touches and a goal as the Swans reserves defeated East Fremantle by 18 points.
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