DESPITE the Australian Football League (AFL) pulling Eagles and Dockers WA Football League (WAFL) players from being representatives at the East Fremantle-West Perth match held in Kalannie last Saturday, it was a great day and well supported with 1143 fans, more than four times the population of the town.
One would question the AFL for suggesting that the Kalannie oval may not be in a good enough playing condition and their players could risk injury.
The Dalwallinu Shire has spent $40,000 making sure the oval was in tip-top condition and it was.
It was a credit to all those involved.
East Fremantle finished with a 52-point victory over West Perth on Saturday.
The 19.12 (126) to 10.14 (74) victory over the Falcons was achieved in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
East Fremantle's win strengthened their hold on fourth spot and put a serious dent in West Perth's finals hopes.
Clinging to fifth, the Falcons are two-and-a-half wins behind the Sharks with 10 rounds of qualifying fixtures left.