Harvey AFL Watch: Brady Hough superb as West Coast register shock 37-point western derby win over Fremantle

Josh KemptonHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Brady Hough celebrates West Coast's win with teammate Jake Waterman.
Camera IconBrady Hough celebrates West Coast's win with teammate Jake Waterman. Credit: Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Harvey’s Brady Hough produced a superb performance as West Coast broke their western derby losing streak with a shock 37-point win over crosstown rivals Fremantle at Optus Stadium on Saturday night.

Given the assignment on dangerous Fremantle forward Michael Walters, the 21-year-old was excellent, limiting the veteran to just seven disposals and one late goal.

He also led the game with eight intercept possessions and helped springboard the Eagles forward from their back half with 17 disposals and four marks.

The win in the individual battle against Walters is the latest in a series of impressive individual performances for Hough, who has also beaten star forwards Tom Papley (Sydney) and Toby Greene (Greater Western Sydney) this season.

Hough had featured in two losing derbies in 2022 in the midst of the club’s run of five and the result sees him register consecutive wins for the first time at AFL level, with his career record now standing at five wins and 31 losses over his 36 career games.

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Binningup product Clay Hall featured for the Eagles’ reserves side in the curtain-raiser, playing against his colts club Peel Thunder for the first time since being drafted last year.

The 18-year-old continued a strong start to life in the blue and gold at WAFL level, winning 17 disposals and laying four tackles.

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