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Mountford helps Claremont league side consolidate top two spot, Flower boots four goals in colts defeat

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North Albany product and Claremont captain Declan Mountford rejoices during Claremont’s 15-point victory over Peel Thunder at Revo Fitness Stadium on Saturday.
Camera IconNorth Albany product and Claremont captain Declan Mountford rejoices during Claremont’s 15-point victory over Peel Thunder at Revo Fitness Stadium on Saturday. Credit: Michael O'Brien/Michael O'Brien

North Albany product and Claremont captain Declan Mountford helped his side consolidate second spot on the league ladder following the Tigers’ 15-point victory over Peel Thunder at Revo Fitness Stadium on Saturday.

In round 18 of the WAFL season, Mountford snagged a goal while gathering 26 touches, five tackles and six marks to be named among the Tigers’ best in their 12th win of the season.

Gnowangerup forward Timm House bobbed up for two goals from 13 disposals and two inside-50s in the 13.11 (89) to 11.8 (74) win.

WAFL - 20th August 2022 - Claremont v Peel Thunder at Revo Stadium - Goal Timm House (CL)
Camera IconClaremont’s Timm House celebrates a goal. Credit: Michael O'Brien/Michael O'Brien

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North Albany’s Talon Delacey played his second league game in a row and finished with 11 disposals, four tackles and one goal.

Ex-Royals and Albany player Tyron Smallwood continued his good form with two majors from 16 possessions and six inside-50s.

Steven Edwards, who hails from Royals, played his first league game for South Fremantle this season as they thrashed Subiaco at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

Edwards has played three reserves games for the Bulldogs in 2022 but had a solid return to the league side with 12 touches and seven marks as his side won by 88 points.

The Tigers’ reserves team edged out the Thunder in a thrilling one-point win.

Railways’ Bailey Bennett was solid in the 9.13 (67) to 10.6 (66) win, gathering 17 touches to go with three tackles and three inside 50s.

WAFL - Claremont Tigers vs Peel Thunder at Claremont. Pictured -  Peel's Nathan Wilson spoils the mark of Claremont's Talon Delacy
Camera IconPeel's Nathan Wilson spoils the mark of Claremont's Talon Delacy. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The West Australian

North Albany’s Rhori Williams-Jolley was promoted from the colts to have five touches and three marks.

Royals junior Carson Flower had his best performance of the season for the Claremont colts, booting three goals in their 21-point defeat.

Flower also collected 11 touches and eight tackles.

WAFL - Claremont Tigers vs Peel Thunder at Claremont. Pictured -  Claremont's Alex Pearce lays a strong tackle on Peel's Luke Polson
Camera IconClaremont's Alex Pearce lays a strong tackle on Peel's Luke Polson. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The West Australian

Fellow Royals forward Cooper Childs kicked one major to go with nine disposals, three tackles and two inside-50s in the 7.6 (48) to 11.3 (69) loss.

Toby Hall was busy through the midfield to finish with 19 possessions.

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