Palfrey’s three goals helps keep Tigers in hunt

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Railways product Matt Palfrey has booted three goals in a vital performance for Claremont’s league team as they defeated Swan Districts by 24 points at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday to keep their slim finals hopes alive.

Playing just his third league game this season and his 17th in total, Palfrey was superb in the third term as he kicked three majors to help his side come from 11 points down at half-time into the lead.

Claremont held Swans at bay in the last term, with the win ensuring they remain alive in the race for a finals berth.

Palfrey finished with 17 disposals, three marks, four tackles and two inside 50s to be among Claremont’s best players.

Former West Coast and St Kilda utility Beau Maister, who has played for Railways, had 10 touches and kicked three points in the win.

Ongerup-bred Angus Litherland, who spent time at Hawthorn, was solid for Subiaco in their 82-point league victory over West Perth.

Litherland gathered 14 possessions, four marks and two inside 50s from defence as Subiaco continued their charge towards the finals.

Former Railways junior Dylan Holt was among Claremont’s best players in the reserves, who recorded a 13-point win over Swans.

In his first season at WAFL level, Holt has impressed and finished with nine touches, four marks and a goal.

Albany’s Dylan Smallwood had six disposals in defence and Railways’ Ben Higgs took eight marks to go with 17 possessions and a goal.

In the colts, Denmark-Walpole product Josh Devitt-Boyd kicked two goals from 12 disposals and four marks to help Claremont score a 16-point triumph.

Borden’s Lewis Davis was also a vital contributor with 21 touches, seven marks and 13 hit-outs while Railways’ Jordan Clark had 22 disposals.

Former North Albany midfielders Addison Dew (19 possessions) and Rhett Lloyd (20), Railways’ Beau Ewen (11) and Royals’ Declan McNamara (9) were also part of the win.

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