Round 7 Preview v Claremont

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 2:40 PM by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts hits the road in Round 7 of the Optus WAFLW Premiership Season to take on Claremont at Claremont Oval and looking to knock off the Tigers for the second time already in 2019.

Having already played four of the first give games of the season on home turf at Steel Blue Oval so far in the WAFLW, Swan Districts now has to play away from Bassendean this Sunday afternoon up against Claremont at Claremont Oval.

The game will begin on Sunday at 2pm and will be available to be watched via the live stream on the WAFL website and Facebook page for those unable to be in attendance to cheer on the black-and-whites.

Meanwhile, Swan Districts' reserves and Youth Girls female football teams will be in action also on Sunday but at Steel Blue Oval.

The Rogers Cup contest will get things underway on Sunday at Steel Blue Oval with the Swan Districts Youth Girls team taking on West Perth from 10.30am.

The reserves clash will also be a battle between Swan Districts and West Perth starting at 12pm at Steel Blue Oval.

Then later in the afternoon at Claremont Oval, the Swan Districts league team will be in WAFLW action against Claremont from 2pm.

The two teams have already met once this WAFLW season and that was back in Round 2 at Steel Blue Oval with Swan Districts running out 36-point winners over Claremont.

On that occasion, Swans dominated with five goals to nil in the second half to secure the win while Mikayla Hyde and Emily McGuire kicked two goals each, and Aimee Ralph, Emma O'Driscoll, Taylor Pescud and Lauren Osborne were particularly impressive.

Claremont was playing its first game of the season after the Round 1 bye and struggled despite some encouraging showings from Bella Zadnik and Sophie McDonald.

Since that Round 2 contest, Swan Districts suffered a 61-point loss to East Fremantle, beat Peel Thunder by 46 points and then last Saturday went down to Peel by 52 points at Steel Blue Oval.

Meanwhile, Claremont bounced back to beat the Thunder by three points in Round 3 before also beating Subiaco by seven points, East Fremantle by a solitary point and then going down to the Lions by 50 points last week at Leederville Oval.

That means that coming into Sunday's clash at Claremont Oval, Claremont sits in second position on the WAFLW ladder with a 3-2 record while Swan Districts is fourth at 2-3.

That raises the stake for the contest with a win for the black-and-whites drawing them level with the Tigers at 3-3 and significantly tightening up the competition. But a win for Claremont and the Tigers will help to open up a handy gap between the top two teams and the other three at the end of Round 7.