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The WAFLW Waffle: Round Two - East Fremantle, Peel, Claremont come out on top

Claremont gets payback, East Fremantle snags its first win, and Peel triumphs once again. Here's all the action from Round Two of the WAFLW.

The WAFLW returned for another weekend of action, with East Fremantle's first hit out occurring in Round Two.

Claremont won the battle of the big cats to stamp itself as WAFLW premiership contenders, while East Fremantle and Peel Thunder also recorded wins. West Perth had the bye this week.

Here's all the action in case you missed Round Two of the WAFLW.

Sharks bite in final quarter, as inaccuracy costs Swans

On Saturday, East Fremantle started its season with a seven-point win over last year's minor premiers, Swan Districts at New Choice Homes Park.

Swan Districts had all the scoreboard momentum in the first quarter, but it quickly levelled out by three-quarter time, with one point in it. Ultimately, a three-goal final quarter secured the Sharks a 6.3 (39) to 4.8 (32) win.

Despite losing inside 50s 17-30, East Fremantle was accurate and capitalised on its opportunities, giving the team the edge.

Ashleigh Gomes led the charge with 16 touches, while veteran Sharon Wong (13 disposals, five tackles) was classy as usual. Alex Williams (13 touches, three marks) also impressed in defence.

Julia Teakett kicked three majors on debut, while Eagle Tayla Bresland, Zipporah Fish, and Leanne Gubbins had a goal each.

As for Swans Districts, Hope Ugle-Hayward (19 disposals, four tackles, one goal) proved herself upon return from reserves, while Sarah Wielstra (27 hit outs, five tackles) was busy in the ruck.

Goal scorers included Ugle-Hayward, Tyla Fitzgerald, Abbygail Bushby - who impressed all day -, and Docker Ashley Sharp.

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Thunder triumphs against bounding Bulldogs

Peel Thunder prevailed against a lively South Fremantle at Lane Group Stadium on Saturday night to lock in an 8.6 (54) to 3.6 (24) win

It was tight at three-quarter time, with only a goal difference between the two sides. Kate Bartlett was influential, kicking five goals, including two during the deciding final quarter.

Midfielder Jaide Britton (20 disposals, eight inside 50s, six tackles, one goal) was a standout, while Tanisha Anderson (nine disposals, two tackles) and Ebony Dowson (26 disposals, three marks) were crucial in defence.

Other goal scorers were Bailey Molloy and Jorja Haines.

For the Bulldogs, Casey Byrne (17 disposals, five tackles) was exceptional down back, while Tanika Bradley recorded a game-high 11 tackles. Tahlia Holtze was also influential, with 17 touches.

2022 draft hopeful Lauren Wakfer kicked two goals, while young gun Noa Anderson booted one.

Claremont gets payback for elimination final loss

Claremont dominated and prevailed against fellow 2021 elimination finalists, Subiaco at the Lions' den - Leederville Oval - on Sunday.

There was little Claremont did wrong, outside of inaccuracy up forward. Every line was firing, leaving Subiaco beaten 7.11 (53) to 1.2 (8).

Madeleine Scanlon (17 touches, five inside 50s) and Ella Smith (16 touches, seven inside 50s) combined in the middle for a strong display.

Also solid was Katherine Bennett (17 disposals, four inside the 50s) who was one of two Tigers to kick two goals, the other being Brooke Whyte.

Mikayla Western, Sara Garstone, Kate Orme each recorded a goal apiece.

Jayme Harken (22 disposals, seven marks, five tackles) and Docker Maggie MacLachlan (16 touches, two inside 50s) were Subiaco's top performers, while Jessica Ritchie kicked its only goal.

What's next

Subiaco will search for its first win of 2022 against South Fremantle at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Friday night.

WAFLW footy continues on Sunday afternoon as West Perth returns from the bye against Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval and Claremont hosts East Fremantle at Revo Fitness Stadium.

Peel Thunder has a Round Three bye.