AFL watch: How the 15 Fremantle Dockers fared in Peel Thunder’s league, ressies wins over East Perth

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Dockers speedster Joel Western enjoyed an impressive four-goal return from a hamstring injury for Peel Thunder against East Perth.
Camera IconDockers speedster Joel Western enjoyed an impressive four-goal return from a hamstring injury for Peel Thunder against East Perth. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The West Australian

12 AFL-listed players took to the field in Peel Thunder’s league clash against East Perth at Lane Group Stadium on Saturday to go with three in the reserves. Here’s how they fared.

Seniors

Mitch Crowden: A handy contributor across half-forward and in the middle without starring.

Neil Erasmus: Came to life in the midfield after half-time and was arguably the best player on the ground in the second half.

Joel Hamling: Had his hands full in defence against in-form East Perth forward Tom Medhat who kicked three.

Liam Henry: Showcased his blistering pace and silky skills on the wing in tough conditions to put his hand up to replace the hamstrung Blake Acres in the AFL side.

WAFL - Peel Thunder vs East Perth at Lane Group Stadium, Mandurah. Pictured - Peel's  Liam Henry celebrates a great goal from the boundary
Camera IconPeel's Liam Henry celebrates a brilliant goal from the boundary. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The West Australian

Ethan Hughes: The usual defender got a crack on the other wing and thrived in his new role to give coach Justin Longmuir food for thought.

Matthew Johnson: Enjoyed best game at senior level, especially in the second term when Peel made their move.

Lloyd Meek: Absolutely monstered Scott Jones in the ruck. Outstanding follow-up work around the ground and combined well with his young engine-room.

WAFL - Peel Thunder vs East Perth at Lane Group Stadium, Mandurah. Pictured - Peel's Lloyd Meek competes against East Perth's Scott Jones in the ruck
Camera IconWAFL - Peel Thunder vs East Perth at Lane Group Stadium, Mandurah. Pictured - Peel's Lloyd Meek competes against East Perth's Scott Jones in the ruck Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The West Australian

Sam Sturt: Started the game strongly up forward with 1.1 in the opening term but was rarely sighted after quarter-time.

Matt Taberner: Was a little rusty early but got better as the game went on, finishing with 3.2 and eight marks.

Josh Treacy: His game ended less than two minutes in due to a left ankle injury in a sour note to an otherwise perfect performance.

Joel Western: The speedster returned from a hamstring injury in style, running rings around his opponents to boot an equal game-high four majors.

Nathan Wilson: Rebounded well from half-back and used it with class by foot.

Reserves

Eric Benning: Had some nice moments up forward and in the ruck but missed a couple of scoring opportunities in windy conditions.

WAFL - Peel Thunder vs East Perth at Lane Group Stadium, Mandurah. Pictured - Fremantle's Eric Benning, playing for Peel Thunder reserves
Camera IconWAFL - Peel Thunder vs East Perth at Lane Group Stadium, Mandurah. Pictured - Fremantle's Eric Benning, playing for Peel Thunder reserves Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The West Australian

Sebit Kuek: After getting blocked from playing seniors by East Perth, the Fremantle mid-season draftee came back to haunt his former team with the match-winning goal in the reserves.

Karl Worner: Responded to his shock axing from the seniors with a standout performance, racking up a game-high 29 possessions to go with seven marks and six inside 50s.

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