Fresh off an undefeated WAFLW home and away season, East Fremantle coach Matt Templeton is within touching distance of directly advancing into a grand final in his first season. But there is no talk of grand finals or premierships among anyone wearing blue and white, as a worthy foe — Claremont — await in Sunday’s second semifinal at New Choice Homes Park. “I am very lucky that I have got a group of girls who take their footy very seriously,” he said. “They are all a very close bunch throughout the club. When you have a group playing for each other like they do, it can be very hard for others to stop. “Obviously, we would like to go straight through to the grand final, as they (Claremont) would. “Claremont have basically been neck and neck with us all year. We know they will certainly not be making things easy for us and we will be in for a real battle this weekend. “Both games against them this year really could have gone either way from three-quarter time.” Having run more than 60 training sessions in and around East Fremantle from his home base in Australind this season, Templeton and fellow South West stars — including Beth Beckett, Larissa Versaci, Doma Fedele and Mia Dronow — have invested a lot in a bid to share team success. In her first season in the WAFLW, Busselton product Beckett has been somewhat of a revelation. Despite contracting COVID-19 and dealing with a concussion throughout the year, she has been a reliable part of Templeton’s midfield rotation. “Beth has been fantastic,” Templeton said. “She has had a massive season and carried on all of her good work from the SWFL competition and become part of the competition’s elite midfield unit.” In the first semifinal at Lane Group Stadium, South Bunbury duo Ebony Bilcich and Tanisha Anderson will headline Peel Thunder against Swan Districts, who could benefit from Bunbury duo Ruby Mahony and Sophie Proudfoot.