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Local trio impress to help Claremont prevail over brave West Coast Eagles in WAFL

Taj StubberAlbany Advertiser
Claremont’s Declan Mountford kicks under pressure.
Camera IconClaremont’s Declan Mountford kicks under pressure. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper

Claremont kept in touch with Subiaco on top of the WAFL ladder after prevailing over a brave West Coast Eagles in round nine on Saturday.

Great Southern trio Declan Mountford, Tom Baldwin and Dylan Smallwood were part of the Tigers’ 27-point victory at Revo Fitness Stadium.

Mountford, who hails from North Albany, impressed in the 14.9 (93) to 9.12 (66) result with 18 disposals, six marks and four tackles over the winless Eagles.

Royals and Jerramungup product Baldwin gathered 11 touches, four marks and three tackles in the Tigers’ seventh win of the season.

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Albany junior Smallwood was solid as a key defender with five possessions, two marks and three tackles.

Eagles’ Christopher Paunich and Tigers’ Tom Baldwin contest.
Camera IconEagles’ Christopher Paunich and Tigers’ Tom Baldwin contest. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper

Ongerup product Angus Dewar was named among the Lions’ best players in their dominant 98-point victory over Perth on Thursday night.

Dewar starred across half-back, intercepting several Demon attacks to collect 21 touches and four marks as the Demons managed only one goal for the entire match.

North Albany tall Jack Steel made his league debut for the Demons playing as a key forward and in the ruck.

Steel showed promising signs with five marks from eight disposals, two tackles, five hit-outs and three inside 50s.

Railways’ Jye Clark had 13 touches, four marks, four inside 50s and two tackles and North Albany’s Corey Hitchcock had seven possessions for the Demons.

Royals’ Tom Edwards kicked a goal from three touches as Swan Districts recorded an eight-point win over Peel Thunder.

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