WAFL defeats Peter Jackson VFL
The Peter Jackson VFL's two decade dominance over the WAFL has come to an end with an 17-point defeat at Northam on Saturday. Despite leading by as much as 31 points midway through the third term, the VFL were unable to stop the WAFL's run and forward pressure in the final term.
The game started evenly between the two sides, but the WAFL were unable to capitalise in the first term, missing a number of scoring opportunities. The VFL made no mistakes when heading forward from limited opportunities, and took the lead at the six minute mark through Michael Lourey on the run. A run of five behinds by the WAFL was punished as Port Melbourne's Josh Scipione kicked two in a row, and Sandringham's Chris Michaliades, Werribee's Ben Warren and Lourey with his second of the term gave the VFL a 22 point quarter time lead.
It was all WAFL in the early stages of the second term as the home side got on top in the middle. With a number of silly free kicks given away by the VFL, the WAFL added the first three majors of the second term to get within two