The run home to the finals has received another shot in the arm after Round 15 and now the battle for the five is still wide open with five rounds still to go.

From East Perth's eighth victory in a row to West Perth's statement win over Claremont, it was another sensational round of WAFL footy.

Read up here on who stood out in Round 15 of the WAFL season.


East Perth continued their stranglehold atop of the WAFL ladder winning their eighth game in a row, this time by 33 points over an undermanned Peel Thunder in Mandurah.

Peel however got the jump in the first term, taking a three-goal lead to quarter time but it was one-way traffic from there with East Perth taking back control from the second quarter.

For East Perth, the midfield once again led the charge with Mitchell Crowden heading up a strong centre rotation, he had his best game for the season with 32 touches and 11 tackles to go with two goals.

Strong support came from Hamish Brayshaw [27 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles] and Angus Scott [31 disposals, 10 marks, 4 inside 50's].

Up forward it was a welcome return to form for Liam Tedesco who kicked a bag of six goals straight from 10 kicks and five marks in the forward 50.

In his return from injury, Peel's Heath Chapman was solid in managed minutes picking up eleven disposals.

Nathan Wilson had another solid performance in defence with 14 disposals while Conrad Williams showed his craft is growing with 11 disposals along with 6 tackles.

Corey Tragenza's call up to the league side did not go unrewarded as the big young forward kicked two crucial goals from inside 50.


Subiaco were never challenged by Perth at Leederville Oval, handing the Demons a demolition to the tune of 79 points.

An eight-goal to-two first quarter laid the foundation for the victory and puts the Lions back in contention for the double chance come September.

The ever-improving Taj Schofield was sensational playing up forward and in the centre, with his disposal growing ever more efficient up the ground, he kicked four goals to go with his 22 disposals.

The forward firepower was back in form with Ben Sokol [3 goals, 10 disposals, 6 marks] and Stefan Giro [3 goals, 22 disposals, 8 tackles] having an impact.

Leigh Kitchin's delivery to the forward 50 was consistent, in fact he bought it forward 11 times and with 27 disposals from the centre, the veteran showed he lost no spring in his step.

For Perth, Ajang Ajang held his own against Zac Clarke in the ruck with 28 hitouts, providing plenty of service for his onballers all afternoon.

Jack Cooley [28 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles] and Charlie Thompson [27 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles] saw plenty of the football but played virtually lone hands lacking support in the demons midfield.

Samuel Stubbs was the only main avenue to goal for Perth with two goals.


West Perth kept their finals chances alive after ending Claremont's home streak to the tune of 49 points at Revo Fitness Stadium.

The win was down to West Perth's pressure on the ball carrier and physicality around the ground which led to an eight goal to four first half.

West Perth had standouts everywhere, which is a rarity in season 2023, starring from the middle was Luke Meadows who amassed 32 disposals and had 6 marks.

However, the day belonged to the tall timber up forward. Tyler Keitel kicked five goals in his best return this season and had another ten different goal kickers in a mammoth scoreboard spread supported by Conal Lynch & Noah Pegoraro each booting two majors.

Aidan Lynch returned to the side and his performance was commendable with 21 disposals, 8 marks and 6 tackles and the non-stop effort at the coalface gave the Tigers the wobbles.

Claremont did have Oliver Eastland dominate in the ruck with 34 hitouts, 25 disposals, 7 marks, 8 tackles and 2 inside 50's, he did plenty around the ball along with his fellow onballers.

Jye Bolton, who led the charge [31 disposals, 9 marks, 4 tackles, 1 goal], saw plenty of the footy along with Lachlan Martinis who was stationed at half-back [29 disposals, 8 marks, 4 tackles] but shifted up the ground in short bursts.

Effective scoreboard pressure was lacking for Claremont with only Anthony Treacy and Zac Mainwaring managing to find avenues to goal, each kicking two majors.


It was once again down to Thomas Edwards to break hearts after the siren and it was West Coast that ended the unlucky ones with Swan Districts snatching another thriller by three points at Steel Blue Oval.

The margin was less than two goals each time in what was the match of the round between the two teams.

Thomas Edwards was again the hero, he kicked two goals in the last term to finish up with three for the day along with 16 disposals, 9 marks and 4 inside 50s.

Swan Districts again had the creative flare from the midfield rotation, it was spear-headed by Jesse Turner who amassed 33 disposals, 7 marks and 7 tackles in another impressive performance by the experienced centreman.

While the backline still has some voids due to injuries, Tobe Watson has primed himself as the key defender he had 22 disposals but took 9 important marks all in the defensive 50.

The Eagles continue to develop a lot of positives for their side of the future. Greg Clark's game in particular was excellent with 37 disposals, 7 marks, 5 tackles and 8 inside 50s.

Up forward there was some continuity but Zane Sumich was the prime forward all day with three goals with some poise under pressure.

The delivery from Zane Trew [32 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles] and Joey Deegan [22 disposals, 8 tackles, 2 inside 50's] was showing good signs of the Eagles' improvement towards the end of the season.