Tiani Teakle kicks two goals in Rogers Cup win for East Fremantle

Reuben CarderGeraldton Guardian
Tiani, 15, and Julia Teakle.
Camera IconTiani, 15, and Julia Teakle. Credit: Supplied

While the Dockers and Eagles were having weekends to forget, up-and-coming Mid West star Tiani Teakle was having a blistering game in the Rogers Cup.

Tiani, 15, kicked two goals and a behind to end as second-top scorer for the Sharks as they thumped Claremont 13.17 (95) to 3.0 (18) in the youth competition.

That put her second behind teammate Nicole Taylor-Thorpe on the score sheet on the day.

Tiani has been playing at centre-half-back since her clearance to the Sharks but obviously relished the chance to get forward.

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East Fremantle now sit second on the ladder in the cup competition, with three wins from three and marginally behind Peel Thunder on percentage.

Both sides are four points clear of their nearest challengers, West Perth and South Fremantle.

Older sister Julia Teakle played in a narrow win for East Fremantle in the WAFLW.

She had six disposals, four tackles and two inside 50s as the Sharks beat Claremont by two points, 4.4 (28)-4.2 (26).

The East Fremantle WAFLW side are third on the ladder, behind Claremont and Peel, but are unbeaten in the two games they have played and could go top when they make up their game in hand after sitting out the opening round with a bye.

Chapman Valley product Hayley Corlett had nine disposals and three inside 50s as her Subiaco side beat South Fremantle 5.6 (36)-2.5 (17) in the WAFLW, also kicking a behind.

Courtney Zappara, last season’s GNWFL top scorer, kicked five goals and two behinds for Swan Districts’ reserves in a comprehensive win against Peel.

Zappara was her side’s top scorer as they kicked 12.11 (83) to the Thunder’s 1.0 (6).

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