Round 12 Recap

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Subiaco managed to hold off a competitive West Perth at Joondalup Arena by 22 points on Saturday. In wet conditions again for the 3rd game in a row, the Lions proved too strong despite the Falcons getting as close as 8 points at the main change.

 Subiaco led by 7 points at the first change with Lachlan Delahunty and Ryan Borchet kicking the only goals of the quarter while Kyal Horsley and Greg Clark worked hard in the midfield. The Falcons, through Andrew Strijk who kicked 3 second quarter goals continued to stay in the game adjusting to the conditions and the home ground advantage.

The second half saw Subiaco continue to take the game away from West Perth with a 3.4 to 2.0 3rd quarter and head into the last change with an 18-point lead. Clancy Wheeler and Delahunty combined well in the ruck for 14 disposals between them while Horsley, Leigh Kitchin and Borchet kicked majors. The last quarter would see the Lion’s hold out any West Perth last quarter comeback with Jack Beverley kicking his only two goals of the game to round out another victory.

Delahunty and veteran Kyal Horsley were the stars again racking up 30 and 29 disposals respectively and kicking two goals apiece while Borchet again kicked 4 goals in a telling display down forward. Leigh Kitchin was continued to be a nuisance for West Perth in the stoppages with 5 clearances, 9 tackles and 8 inside 50’s.


SUBIACO             2.4          6.7          9.11        13.13.91
WEST PERTH       1.3          5.5          7.5          10.9.69

SUBIACO BEST: Lockyer, Borchet, Horsley, Delahunty, Newton
SUBIACO GOALS: Borchet 4; Waters, Beverley, Delahunty, Horsley 2: Kitchin 1.



Earlier in the day, the Subiaco Reserves bounced back from a loss last week to beat West Perth by a solitary goal. The result came down to the wire with a Jack Bechelli goal in the 26th minute of the final quarter deciding the game. Kaidyn Fullgrabe and Liam Hickmott found plenty of the football again with 26 and 23 disposals respectively and Bailey Matera and Bechelli kicking 2 goals apiece. Daniel Leach was once again in the thick of the contests laying a game high 13 tackles and 11 contested possessions.

Both wins keep the League now 2 games clear on top position while the Reserves sit a game clear in 2nd position and 2 games behind leaders Claremont. The Lion’s will now face East Fremantle at home next week in which the league and the club will celebrate and acknowledge NAIDOC week.


SUBIACO             2.6          5.9          5.11        9.13.67
WEST PERTH       2.2          2.3          6.6          9.7.61

SUBIACO BEST: Ka Fullgrabe, Miller, Leach, Hobley, Ko Fullgrabe
SUBIACO GOALS: Matera, Bechelli 2; Vermeersch, Breman, Hughes, Sutherland, Hobley 1.



Subiaco took on West Perth for the first time in season 2019 in a match that was shaping as a stern test after coming off 2 consecutive wins against Perth and South Fremantle.

The first quarter both teams hit the ground running and was a physical contest for the first few minutes the ball went back and forward with no side being able to capitalise on their field position until West Perth steadied and put 2 majors on the board and lead at the first change with Subiaco only registering 2 behinds.

The game evened up in the second quarter due to more accountability by the Subiaco midfield and they turned more of their inside 50’s into goals. Jack Mcintosh and Trey Kennedy’s run from half back was a feature and for a brief moment Subiaco took the lead.

The third quarter wasn’t dissimilar to the first with West Perth kicking 5 goals to Subiaco’s 1. West Perth showed why they are a genuine contender this season with slick ball movement and making the most of the opportunities in front of goal. West Perth where getting under the skin of a few Subiaco players which was definitely visible and worked to their advantage.

The last quarter Subiaco dominated possession for 15 minutes but failed to capitalise which has been their achilles heel all season. Their effort and application has improved significantly over the past 4 weeks but still need to make the most of possessions and turn that into more scoring if they are going to challenge the top teams in the WAFL.


Trey Kennedy’s first time playing of half back this season and gave a lot of drive and repeat efforts. His most rounded game all year and never stopped working all day

Jack Mcintosh was similar to Trey, Jack put in a team first performance and continually rebounded from the back line playing an attacking brand of football.

Pat Mullane is one of the club’s young versatile players. Started the year playing as a defender Pat may have found his niche up forward. His attack on the ball and the man is ferocious and at times to his own detriment. Pat was very good at bringing his team mates into the game.


SUBIACO             0.2          3.4          4.5          5.9.39
WEST PERTH       2.3          4.7          9.8          10.10.70

SUBIACO BEST: Kennedy, Mullane, Kemp, A Clinch, Peacock
SUBIACO GOALS: Broughton, A Clinch, Foley, Peacock, Wood 1.