1927 WAFL season

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1927 WAFL season
Teams 7
Premiers East Perth
(7th premiership)
Minor premiers East Perth
(7th minor premiership)
Matches played 67
Bernie Naylor Medallist Bonny Campbell (East Perth)
Sandover Medallist Jim Craig (West Perth)
1926
1928

The 1927 WAFL season was the 43rd season of the West Australian Football League. It saw the last premiership of the East Perth dynasty dating back to the end of World War I, as mastermind coach Phil Matson was to be killed in a truck crash the following year[1] and the Royals were to fall to a clear last in 1929 as most of their champions retired. Despite opening their permanent home ground at Claremont Oval, newcomers Claremont-Cottesloe showed little improvement on their debut season and again won only a single game. The most notable change in fortunes was from South Fremantle, who had their first season with more wins than losses since their last premiership in 1917, and extended Matson’s Royals in the grand final.

VFL champions Collingwood became the second Victoria club to tour Perth after Fitzroy in 1922,[2] and although an interstate carnival meant they were without several top players, the Magpies performed well enough to win one of their two matches against a representative team from those WAFL players not at the carnival.

Home-and-Away Season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 23 April (2:45 pm) East Perth 18.11 (119) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 6.13 (49) Perth Oval [3]
Saturday, 23 April (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 4.13 (37) def. Subiaco 5.5 (35) Fremantle Oval [4]
Saturday, 23 April (2:45 pm) West Perth 9.10 (64) def. by Perth 14.14 (98) Leederville Oval [5]
Bye: East Fremantle

Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Saturday, 30 April (2:45 pm) Subiaco 8.12 (60) def. West Perth 7.10 (52) Subiaco Oval [6]
Saturday, 30 April (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 4.12 (36) def. by East Fremantle 19.10 (124) Claremont Oval [7]
Saturday, 30 April (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 9.11 (65) def. Perth 8.12 (60) Fremantle Oval [8]
Bye: East Perth

Claremont Oval is opened for WAFL football in the fledgling club’s second season, but the local team is thrashed by a systematic Old Easts combination.

Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Saturday, 7 May (2:45 pm) East Perth 7.13 (55) def. West Perth 7.10 (52) Perth Oval [9]
Saturday, 7 May (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 12.9 (81) def. East Fremantle 4.9 (33) Fremantle Oval [10]
Saturday, 7 May (2:45 pm) Perth 11.7 (73) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 9.6 (60) WACA [11]
Bye: Subiaco

In heavy rain, East Fremantle are unexpectedly thrashed by South Fremantle, with Sol Lawn and Campbell outstanding up forward.

Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Saturday, 14 May (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 16.13 (109) def. by Subiaco 16.18 (114) Claremont Oval [12]
Saturday, 14 May (2:45 pm) West Perth 8.9 (57) def. by East Fremantle 13.18 (96) Leederville Oval [13]
Saturday, 14 May (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 11.12 (78) def. by East Perth 13.10 (88) Fremantle Oval [14]
Bye: Perth

For the first time in WAFL history, both teams score 100 points in a match,[15] but Subiaco, coming off the bye, come back to scrape home despite being without key defenders Hamilton and Brophy.[16]

Round 5 (Labour Day)[edit]

Round 5
Wednesday, 18 May (2:45 pm) East Perth 7.14 (56) def. by East Fremantle 15.11 (101) Perth Oval [17]
Wednesday, 18 May (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 10.16 (76) def. West Perth 4.9 (33) Fremantle Oval [18]
Wednesday, 18 May (2:45 pm) Subiaco 9.13 (67) def. Perth 8.9 (57) Subiaco Oval [19]
Bye: Claremont-Cottesloe

Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Saturday, 21 May (2:45 pm) Perth 9.7 (61) def. East Perth 8.12 (60) WACA [20]
Saturday, 21 May (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 10.11 (71) def. Subiaco 8.13 (61) Fremantle Oval [21]
Saturday, 21 May (2:45 pm) West Perth 14.16 (100) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 9.5 (59) Leederville Oval [22]
Bye: South Fremantle

Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Saturday, 28 May (2:45 pm) Subiaco 9.7 (61) def. by East Perth 9.17 (71) Subiaco Oval [23]
Saturday, 28 May (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 5.8 (38) def. by South Fremantle 16.20 (116) Claremont Oval [24]
Saturday, 28 May (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 7.18 (60) def. Perth 8.4 (52) Fremantle Oval [25]
Bye: West Perth

Sol Lawn kicks nine goals for South Fremantle, who are joined by Old Easts on top after Perth score only 1.2 (8) in the second half.

Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Saturday, 4 June (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 8.14 (62) def. by East Perth 18.16 (124) Claremont Oval [26]
Saturday, 4 June (2:45 pm) Perth 11.6 (72) def. West Perth 8.6 (54) WACA [27]
Saturday, 4 June (2:45 pm) Subiaco 7.11 (53) def. South Fremantle 6.11 (47) Subiaco Oval [28]
Bye: East Fremantle

In wet conditions, eight goals by Evans gives Perth the game and keeps them within percentage of their first finals berth since 1920.

Round 9 (Foundation Day)[edit]

Round 9
Monday, 6 June (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 9.20 (74) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 6.19 (55) Fremantle Oval [29]
Monday, 6 June (2:45 pm) Perth 10.8 (68) def. by South Fremantle 13.10 (88) WACA [30]
Monday, 6 June (2:45 pm) West Perth 8.9 (57) def. by Subiaco 14.8 (92) Leederville Oval [31]
Bye: East Perth

Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Saturday, 11 June (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 5.8 (38) def. by Perth 15.17 (107) Claremont Oval [32]
Saturday, 11 June (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 4.16 (40) def. by South Fremantle 9.8 (62) Fremantle Oval [33]
Saturday, 11 June (2:45 pm) West Perth 14.8 (92) def. East Perth 9.12 (66) Leederville Oval [34]
Bye: Subiaco

West Perth, finalists in 1926, return to that season’s form after winning only one of their first eight matches, defeating the reigning premiers in slippery conditions.

Round 11[edit]

Round 11
Saturday, 18 June (2:45 pm) East Perth 9.6 (60) def. South Fremantle 6.9 (45) Perth Oval [35]
Saturday, 18 June (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 11.11 (77) def. by West Perth 12.11 (83) Fremantle Oval [36]
Saturday, 18 June (2:45 pm) Subiaco 7.15 (57) def. by Claremont-Cottesloe 12.7 (79) Subiaco Oval [37]
Bye: Perth

Claremont-Cottesloe, who had surprised Subiaco at their previous meeting only to lose narrowly, win their second WAFL match by making use of a violent wind in the first quarter and holding the Maroons in the second.

Round 12[edit]

Round 12
Saturday, 25 June (2:45 pm) Perth 9.8 (62) def. by Subiaco 11.10 (76) WACA [38]
Saturday, 25 June (2:45 pm) West Perth 7.13 (55) def. South Fremantle 5.6 (36) Leederville Oval [39]
Saturday, 25 June (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 9.10 (64) def. by East Perth 13.9 (87) Fremantle Oval [40]
Bye: Claremont-Cottesloe

With Campbell kicking seven goals, East Perth move to equal top position as the Cardinals continue their revival, defeating a seventeen-man South Fremantle team.

Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Saturday, 2 July (2:45 pm) Subiaco 10.14 (74) def. East Fremantle 10.10 (70) Subiaco Oval [41]
Saturday, 2 July (2:45 pm) East Perth 11.10 (76) def. Perth 9.9 (63) Perth Oval [42]
Saturday, 2 July (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 6.14 (50) def. by West Perth 13.8 (86) Claremont Oval [43]
Bye: South Fremantle

Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Saturday, 9 July (2:45 pm) Perth 14.12 (96) def. East Fremantle 8.11 (59) WACA [44]
Saturday, 9 July (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 9.9 (63) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 5.5 (35) Fremantle Oval [45]
Saturday, 9 July (2:45 pm) East Perth 5.13 (43) def. Subiaco 5.11 (41) Perth Oval [46]
Bye: West Perth

Following this round, WAFL football was suspended for an interstate match in Adelaide.

Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Saturday, 23 July (2:45 pm) West Perth 7.11 (53) def. by Perth 10.16 (76) Leederville Oval [47]
Saturday, 23 July (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 9.13 (67) def. by East Perth 17.19 (121) Claremont Oval [48]
Saturday, 23 July (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 7.16 (58) def. Subiaco 7.9 (51) Fremantle Oval [49]
Bye: East Fremantle

Following Perth’s win over the Cardinals, umpire Les Trotter was attacked physically by an angry spectator who failed to get the better of him, and police were required to break up the fight. The WAFL did not take further actions.[50]

Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Saturday, 30 July (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 10.12 (72) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 8.8 (56) Fremantle Oval [51]
Saturday, 30 July (2:45 pm) Perth 7.19 (61) def. South Fremantle 5.6 (36) WACA [52]
Saturday, 30 July (2:45 pm) Subiaco 11.13 (79) def. West Perth 9.7 (61) Subiaco Oval [53]
Bye: East Perth

In difficult conditions on a wet and boisterous day, regular Maroon ruckman Outridge is a match-winner in attack with seven goals.

Round 17[edit]

Round 17
Saturday, 6 August (2:45 pm) East Perth 12.11 (83) def. West Perth 12.9 (81) Perth Oval [54]
Saturday, 6 August (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 8.12 (60) def. South Fremantle 7.7 (49) Fremantle Oval [55]
Saturday, 6 August (2:45 pm) Perth 10.15 (75) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 10.13 (73) WACA [56]
Bye: Subiaco
  • The leading clubs were without their State players for this and the following round due to the 1927 Melbourne Carnival.[57]
  • Three close games see East Perth in a high-speed encounter end West Perth’s hopes, whilst a vicious match sees East Fremantle reduce their chance of missing finals action for the first time in twelve seasons.

Round 18[edit]

Round 18
Saturday, 13 August (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 10.12 (72) def. West Perth 8.9 (57) Fremantle Oval [58]
Saturday, 13 August (2:45 pm) East Perth 9.15 (69) def. South Fremantle 7.2 (44) Perth Oval [59]
Saturday, 13 August (2:45 pm) Subiaco 14.13 (97) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 9.3 (57) Subiaco Oval [60]
Bye: Perth

With all clubs depleted by Carnival commitments, the standard of play is regarded as poor, but East Perth, without eight regulars but with veterans “Digger” Thomas and Brentnall the best players afield, virtually seal the minor premiership with three rounds to play.[61]

Collingwood Tour[edit]

First State Match[edit]

West Australian Football League v Collingwood
Wednesday, 17 August (2:45 pm) Western Australia def. by Collingwood Subiaco Oval [62]
2.4 (16)
2.7 (19)
5.11 (41)
 7.12 (54)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.1 (19)
6.6 (42)
7.8 (50)
 13.9 (87)
Umpires: Frank Collins
Hopkins 2, Joe Campbell 2, Holt, Gepp, Lawn Goals Harry Collier 5, Muir 2, Murphy 2, Beveridge 2, Harris, Makeham
Grigg, Matson, Gepp, Donovan, Donoghue, Piper, Duffy Best Harry Collier, Harris, Murphy, Beveridge, Milburn, Makeham, Poulter, Wescott, Romney

Despite the absence of Syd and Gordon Coventry, Collingwood demonstrate their power with a convincing victory in tough conditions.

Second State Match[edit]

West Australian Football League v Collingwood
Saturday, 22 August (2:45 pm) Western Australia def. Collingwood Subiaco Oval [63]
3.2 (20)
8.6 (54)
9.7 (61)
 12.8 (80)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
2.2 (14)
2.4 (16)
7.8 (50)
 8.10 (58)
Umpires: Frank Collins
Metherell 9, Steward, Gepp, Campbell Goals Ross 2, Rumney 2, Harry Collier 2, Shanahan, Libbis, Beveridge
Holt (best on ground), Duffy, Grigg, Metherell, Matson, Donoghue, Piper Best Rumney, Westcott, Wilson, Libbis, Harris, Millburn

The local team, with a number of changes, gains revenge for its mid-week defeat.

Round 19[edit]

Round 19
Saturday, 27 August (2:45 pm) Perth 6.18 (54) def. by Subiaco 14.10 (94) WACA [64]
Saturday, 27 August (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 9.11 (65) drew with West Perth 9.11 (65) Subiaco Oval [65]
Saturday, 27 August (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 10.10 (70) def. East Perth 8.7 (55) Fremantle Oval [66]
Bye: Claremont-Cottesloe

Perth fall from second to fifth with their loss on a waterlogged WACA.[67]

Round 20[edit]

Round 20
Saturday, 3 September (2:45 pm) Subiaco 11.9 (75) def. by East Fremantle 11.10 (76) Subiaco Oval [68]
Saturday, 3 September (2:45 pm) East Perth 17.10 (112) def. Perth 8.10 (58) Perth Oval [69]
Saturday, 3 September (2:45 pm) West Perth 10.12 (72) def. Claremont-Cottesloe 9.10 (64) Leederville Oval [70]
Bye: South Fremantle

East Fremantle’s thrilling fight to hold of Subiaco in front of a large crowd[71] and Perth’s loss virtually seals the top four with South playing Claremont-Cottesloe.

Round 21[edit]

Round 21
Saturday, 10 September (2:45 pm) Subiaco 11.10 (76) def. by East Perth 12.5 (77) Leederville Oval [72]
Saturday, 10 September (2:45 pm) Claremont-Cottesloe 8.8 (56) def. by South Fremantle 13.15 (93) Claremont Oval [73]
Saturday, 10 September (2:45 pm) East Fremantle 8.16 (64) def. by Perth 16.11 (107) Fremantle Oval [74]
Bye: West Perth

Perth’s 10.3 (63) first quarter was the highest in the WAFL to that point and ended the most recent run of over 100 games conceding under 100 points.[75]

Ladder[edit]

1927 WAFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 East Perth (P) 18 14 4 0 1422 1165 122.06% 56
2 East Fremantle 18 11 7 0 1283 1199 107.01% 44
3 South Fremantle 18 10 7 1 1139 960 118.65% 42
4 Subiaco 18 10 8 0 1263 1138 110.98% 40
5 Perth 18 10 8 0 1300 1199 108.42% 40
6 West Perth 18 6 11 1 1174 1276 92.01% 26
7 Claremont-Cottesloe 18 1 17 0 1043 1687 61.83% 4
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

Finals[edit]

First Semi Final[edit]

First Semi Final
Saturday, 17 September (2:45 pm) South Fremantle 11.13 (79) def. East Fremantle 11.5 (71) Fremantle Oval (crowd: 7,665)

South Fremantle come back to win a high-standard match with four goals in the last sixteen minutes.[76]

Second Semi Final[edit]

Second Semi Final
Saturday, 24 September (2:45 pm) East Perth 11.11 (77) def. Subiaco 6.15 (51) Leederville Oval (crowd: 11,049)

An eagerly awaited match proves disappointing as East Perth have no trouble winning.[77]

Final[edit]

Final
Saturday, 1 October (2:45 pm) East Perth 9.12 (66) def. by South Fremantle 12.9 (81) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 10,854)

South Fremantle force a challenge final with their ruck superiority led by the unheralded Sunderland, Fuhrmann and Holt.[78]

Grand Final[edit]

1927 WAFL Grand Final
Saturday, 8 October (2:45 pm) East Perth def. South Fremantle Subiaco Oval (crowd: 15,714) [79]
3.4 (22)
4.6 (30)
8.8 (56)
 10.12 (72)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
1.1 (7)
4.6 (30)
6.8 (44)
 7.9 (51)
Umpires: Frank O‘Connor
Bonny Campbell 5, “Digger” Thomas, Western, Owens, Sparrow, Fletcher Goals Lawn 3, Staton, McGuiness, Johnny Campbell, Harris
Glew, O‘Meara, Bonny Campbell, Fletcher, Duffy, Best McGuiness (best on ground), Johnny Campbell, Fuhrmann, Holt, Mahon

East Perth rebound to win their seventh flag in nine seasons, and the last before Matson’s death and the retirement of longstanding stars ends a dynasty.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ See Atkinson, Brian; It’s a Grand Old Flag: a History and Comprehensive Statistical Analysis of the West Perth Football Club 1885-2007, p. 54 ISBN 9781921361395
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  75. ^ WAFL Footy Facts: Consecutive Games Conceding Under 100 Points
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  79. ^ ‘Football Final – East Perth Premiers; South Fail at the Finish.’; The West Australian, 10 October 1927, p. 9

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