Round 2 League Wrap: Perth d East Perth

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 5:05 PM

Written by Chris Pike

PERTH 14.4 (88) defeated EAST PERTH 10.7 (67)

The excitement and expectations surrounding Perth in 2020 continues to grow as they made it two-from-two with a 21-point victory against East Perth on Saturday.

Perth went ever so close to breaking its finals drought in 2019 before heartbreakingly missing out, but expectations are now again high in 2020 following the additions of Chris Masten, Fraser McInnes, Brady Grey and Andrew Fisher to their group.

Obviously now being without captain Corey Yeo for the season hurts and the loss of the likes of Clint Jones and Cody Leggett from last year need some replacing, but it's impossible to ignore the excitement that is growing surrounding the Demons.

It was second-game excitement machine Logan McDonald that gave Perth the ideal start on Saturday at Mineral Resources Park.

Jack Richardson then added another for the Demons and by quarter-time, they had piled on six goals to one against East Perth to be on top by five goals.

East Perth did get a goal back to start the second quarter thanks to captain Patrick McGinnity, but Fraser McInnes responded for Perth and it was only late goals from the Royals to McGinnity and Eddie Simpson that kept the visitors within 25 points.

Mitch Young then brought East Perth within 19 points to start the third quarter and it was well and truly game on by three quarter-time with the Royals within 11 points after a goal to ruckman Scott Jones.

East Perth stayed close and the margin was just nine points a couple of times in the last quarter after goals to Aidan Lynch and Jayden Magro. But Perth responded with the game's last two goals from Austin Davis and McDonald to win 14.4 (88) to 10.7 (67).

Logan McDonald was brilliant for Perth as a second-game player kicking four goals from 15 possessions and seven marks while Jack Richardson also booted three goals, Matthew Rogers two and Kieran Delahunty two.

Chris Masten racked up another 27 possessions for the Demons while Michael Sinclair finished with 25 disposals, Brant College 21, Andrew Fisher 19, Brent Edmonds 18, Brady Grey 17 and Matthew Taylor 17.

Originally published here.