Last time we met: Swan Districts

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:35 AM


SUBIACO 15.16 (106) defeated SWAN DISTRICTS 7.2 (44)

After a nine-day break since Subiaco’s round 17 clash against Perth, Subiaco played Swan Districts on a fine Saturday afternoon at Leederville Oval.

The clash with Swan Districts ended in a 62-point win to Subiaco, continuing the Lions winning streak leading into the final’s series. The win securing the Lions the Minor Premiership for the 2019 Optus WAFL Premiership Season.

The Lions dominated from start to finish with 31 scoring shots and 65 inside 50s, as they ran out with a 15.16 (106) to 7.2 (44) victory. 

23-year-old Subi forward Ben Sokol backed up his seven-goal-haul against Perth with another six majors and 22 disposals (17 kicks, 5 handballs) and 12 marks. Since the round 15 bye, Ben has kicked 17 goals, and currently 3 goals behind South Fremantle’s Mason Shaw as the league’s leading goal-scorer. 

Subi captain Leigh Kitchin topped Subi’s disposal count with 33 touches (9 kicks, 14 handballs), and recorded ten inside 50s, four tackles and five marks, while Kyal Horsley and Lachlan Delahunty finished with 32 and 30 disposals respectively.

Although accurate (77.785%) the Swans could only manage seven goals throughout the match from nine scoring shots, with six goals coming in the second half. The Swans also recorded 22 inside 50s.  

Subiaco had seven goal kickers in the game, with multiple to Waters, Borchet, and Vermeersch, with singles to Harrison Marsh, Max Walters and Bailey Matera.


SUBIACO                               3.6      10.10     12.13        15.16   (106)

SWAN DISTRICTS                  1.1      1.1           4.2          7.2     (44)            

SUBIACO BEST: Sokol, Horsley, Waters, Kitchin, Clark, Marsh

SUBIACO GOALS: Sokol 6, Waters 2, Borchet 2, Vermeersch 2, Marsh, Walters, Matera



WAFLW Preliminary Final
SUBIACO 2.5 (17) defeated by SWAN DISTRICTS 9.8 (62)

Subiaco had been the standout team for much of the first ever Optus WAFLW Premiership season and did finish as minor premiers, but lost the second semi-final to East Fremantle leaving them in a must-win situation against Swan Districts to keep their 2019 campaign alive.

However, it was Swan Districts who came out with all guns blazing with the spot in the Grand Final on the line. 

Swans held Subiaco to just the three behinds in the first quarter and they kicked three goals themselves to head into quarter-time with a 17-point advantage. 

Things tightened up in the second quarter and Swans again locked the Lions down holding them scoreless while they kicked another goal themselves to move into the half-time interval on top to the tune of 26 points.

Subiaco's season was on the line and they had to respond in the third quarter, and the Lions did by kicking their first two goals of the preliminary final. 

The only problem was Swan Districts also kicked another two majors and that saw Swans still up by 25 points at the last change.

Swan Districts further put their foot down kicking the only four goals of the quarter holding the Lions to just the one behind to come away with quite the impressive 9.8 (62) to 2.5 (17) victory.

Hayley Miller and Tarnee Tester were the goal scorers for Subiaco while Miller, Lara Filocamo, Beatrice Devlyn and Rebecca Viney were among the best performers for the Lions.

SUBIACO                     0.3    0.3    2.4    2.5    (17)

SWAN DISTRICTS        3.2    4.5    6.5    9.8    (62)

SUBIACO GOALS: Miller, Tester.
SUBIACO BEST: Miller, Filocamo, Devlyn, Viney