My football (soccer) team played a rare night game last week, rescheduled because of Mother’s Day.
It was a derby between my side, East Fremantle SC, and Fremantle United, clearly a bigger event than the Western Derby on the following weekend. I didn’t see many folk venturing out to Bruce Lee Reserve on the cold evening, probably confused by the fixture change.
For me though the rivalry intensified when I saw another Wray Avenue personality on the field, none other than Josh Wilson, Fremantle Deputy Mayor and Fremantle councillor, who works at Melissa Parke‘s office and who was once tipped to be the Fremantle Labor candidate at the next state election.
He was a savvy midfield player wearing number 12, and I found myself playing against him on several occasions.
My side ended up winning 5-2, proving that there’s only one team in Fremantle!
I look forward to the reverse fixture and might take some photos.