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Reigning premiers Wesley Curtin had a convincing 56-point win over North Beach on Saturday to consolidate second place on the WA Amateur Football League A Grade ladder and relegate North Beach to sixth place.

Playing at North Beach's current home ground at Percy Doyle Reserve, North Beach looked more tuned in and had more numbers at the ball during the first quarter and led by three points at the first break.

But after some stern words from coach Earl Spalding, Wesley took control with five goals in the second quarter and six in the third to put the result beyond doubt.

The North Beach coach, West Coast Eagles premiership player David Hynes, was livid at three-quarter time, having watched his team score one goal in the previous two quarters.

At the huddle, he asked each player in turn to give his opinion on what was going wrong.

With his team 58 points down at that point, he said structures didn't matter and he was looking to see which players were prepared to "have a crack".

They indeed won the last quarter but North Beach (6-6) have a battle now to make the finals. They meet fourth-placed Trinity Aquinas (7-5) away next Saturday.

Fremantle CBC (11-1) won their 10th match in a row, by 28 points over Mt Lawley (6-6) at Hamer Park, to stay on top of the ladder.

Kalamunda (6-6) seem to be returning to their early season form, thrashing bottom team Swan Athletic (1-11) to rise to fifth place.

In the Drew Banfield Colts, Bull Creek Leeming had an extraordinary day in front of goal - they scored 15.0 (90) to Kelmscott's one behind.

WAAFL A Grade round 12 scores
North Beach 8.6 lost to Wesley Curtin 17.8
West Coast 7.8 lost to Trinity Aquinas 12.9
Swan Athletic 6.10 lost to Kalamunda 17.10
Mt Lawley 10.5 lost to Fremantle CBC 14.9
University 16.17 d Whitford 6.3

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