The Winners - Round 3 V West Coast WAFL

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Subiaco remained on the winners list with a hard fought 15 point win in Good Friday football last week.


The win came on the back of a strong all round team effort as the Lions called on all of its character and class to overcome a dogged West Coast WAFL team.

These were some of the other winners of Friday’s win:



Subiaco’s key defensive trio of Jordan Lockyer, Aaron Heal and Angus Litherland played their first game together of 2019. The presence of all three was crucial in beating West Coast. Lockyer posted a Subiaco season high in spoils, Litherland posted a Subiaco season high in rebound 50s and Heal posted an equal Subiaco season high in intercept marks. Together these three give Subiaco depth in key defensive posts unmatched by other WAFL clubs.



Heal wasn’t the only premiership player to return on Friday. Ben Newton was back in the side after a week’s absence because of injury while Braden Fimmano played his first league game of the year after working his way back from an injury interrupted pre-season. Each played an important role in the win with FImmano collecting 18 disposals and kicking a crucial second quarter goal, while Newton had 17 disposals and had a key impact on the outside.



All Subiaco players who play five games for the club receive a special five game jacket. Last year Kaidyn Fullgrabe played the first four games of 2018 but couldn’t crack another league game after that. With his first game of 2019 last week and fifth game overall, Fullgrabe put himself in the exclusive five game players of the Subiaco Football Club. Tim Sutherland with four games and Jack Beverley with three games are the next closest to achieving this club feat.



Borchet continues to grow and develop at WAFL league level with last Friday being Borchet’s 13th league game. With added responsibility as one of the key target forwards of the Subiaco side, Borchet has thrived in the role. Borchet ended up being Subiaco’s best forward on Good Friday, finishing with 16 disposals, 11 marks and two last quarter goals to help clinch the match for the Lions.


Deluca claimed top billing from the coaches in Friday’s win as Subiaco’s best player and it is hard to disagree with the coaches on that. Deluca finished with 26 disposals including 12 contested possessions, had five tackles and drove the ball inside fifty on five occasions. Deluca has had a consistently strong start to 2019 being one of Subiaco’s prime inside midfielders so far.