Smallwood shines in league recall

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Claremont’s Tyron Smallwood.
Camera IconClaremont’s Tyron Smallwood. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper

A move up the ground has helped Tyron Smallwood record a career-high possession count at league level for Claremont, in their 44-point loss to West Perth at Claremont Oval on Saturday afternoon.

Smallwood was recalled to the Tigers league side after a month in the reserves, and finished as one of their most influential players.

The Royals product, who has also played for Albany and Boxwood Hill, spent large periods playing on a wing opposed to a small forward and he collected 21 disposals, the fourth most for the Tigers.

Smallwood took seven marks and had two inside 50s but the Tigers were outclassed after half-time.

Fellow Great Southern product Declan Mountford was again busy throughout for the Tigers, the eformer North Albany midfielder finishing with 26 touches, six marks and seven tackles.

Railways’ Matt Palfrey kicked one goal from his nine possessions and had four inside 50s in the loss.

Ongerup-bred Angus Litherland was quiet in Subiaco’s 62-point win over Swan Districts with eight disposals.

At New Choice Homes Park, Royals junior Morgan Davies booted an important goal as his East Fremantle side prevailed over East Perth by eight points.

He had 10 disposals and laid three tackles to go with his goal.

Kojonup’s Travis Abbott, who spent time with Albany as a junior, was named in South Fremantle’s best players in the reserves win over Peel Thunder.

Great Southern duo Jordan Reid and Bailey Bennett were superb for the Tigers reserves side, who thumped the Falcons to the tune of 98 points.

Mt Barker’s Reid continued his good form with 21 disposals, six marks and 25 hit-outs.

Bennett, who hails from Railways, was extremely damaging through the middle of the ground to rack up 20 touches, seven marks, eight inside 50s and one goal.

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