Round two of the A-grade competition saw 2016’s finalist Fremantle CBC take on a struggling Kalamunda side that have managed to avoid relegation the last few seasons.
Fremantle took complete control of the game in the final half by dominating clearances and time inside forward 50, alongside a strong defensive structure that restricted effective entry into Kalamunda’s half.
However, Fremantle’s poor goal-kicking resulted in a close game, with Fremantle finishing on 9.14 (68) to Kalamunda’s 8.6 (54).
Fremantle couldn’t shake their inaccuracy as they missed several set shots and in the end they didn’t have much to show for the amount of time spent in their half.
The game opened with a glimpse of Kalamunda’s strength as they dominated possession in the first few minutes, however the game quickly turned around resulting in four Fremantle goals to Kalamunda’s one for the term.
Kalamunda will be proud of their efforts in the second quarter as they came out fighting and managed to lay some scoreboard pressure on Fremantle by getting three goals and conceding just one.
The second term resulted in the smallest margin for Fremantle for the game, being just nine points ahead at half time with Kalamunda wrestling the ball back into their side.
Fremantle bounced back in the third quarter as they locked the ball in their half for most of the term, however, this only highlighted their inaccuracy only scoring two girls but five behinds.
The final quarter saw a similar effort from Fremantle as they absolutely dominated the term with time spent in their half but their effort only resulted in two goals and four behinds.
Considering the lack of opportunities Kalamunda had to score in the final half, they will be pleased with the close final score as they proved to be more effective when they did get the ball inside 50.
Fremantle will be happy with their dominance in the game resulting in a win, but will be disappointed with the final score as they had plenty of scoring opportunities and they squandered a lot of time inside their half.