South Fremantle face Claremont in bid to reach WAFL grand final

Taj StubberNarrogin Observer
South Fremantle’s Haiden Schloithe looks to take possession.
Camera IconSouth Fremantle’s Haiden Schloithe looks to take possession. Credit: WAFC

South Fremantle will have to bounce back strongly against Claremont in this Sunday’s preliminary final if they are to get a shot at back-to-back WAFL premierships.

The Bulldogs went down by 22 points to powerhouse club Subiaco in the second semifinal on Saturday.

Katanning’s Haiden Schloithe and Pingelly’s Tom Blechynden were part of the Bulldogs outfit that lost 11.7 (73) to 8.3 (51) at Leederville Oval.

Schloithe collected 17 touches to go with eight tackles, four inside-50s and three tackles.

Blechynden was relatively quiet with 10 disposals but he did lay nine tackles.

The Bulldogs and Tigers will meet for the second time in the finals series, with the Bulldogs winning their qualifying final earlier this month by single point.

The two grand final sides from last year will battle it out for a berth in the decider but only one team will go through to face the Lions for the 2021 WAFL premiership cup.

Sunday’s preliminary final starts at 2.40pm at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

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