Last Time We Met: West Perth

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 8:59 AM by Creed Griffiths

SUBIACO 19.8.122 defeated WEST PERTH 7.10.52

Subiaco took on West Perth in brisk and cloudy conditions at Leederville Oval with the Falcons keen to maintain their position in the top four and the Lions eager to assert their dominance. 
Subiaco put on an absolute clinic as they demolished the Falcons by 70 points, 19.8.122 to 7.10.52, continuing their charge to the Premiership in the process.

The Lions were on top from the beginning and by the time the siren sounded to end the second half, Subiaco had already opened up a 44-point margin. At the final break, Subiaco were in the lead by seven goals and had no intentions of slowing down, kicking six goals to one in the last as they clipped the Falcons wings.

The West Perth back men had no answers on the day, with forwards Ben Sokol and Ryan Borchet unstoppable in the air as they combined for 21 marks and 10 goals. Max Walters played a brilliant supporting role up forward as well, collecting 22 disposals, taking seven marks of his own and booting three majors.

The forward line was given exceptional service all afternoon as the Lions midfield unit tore the Falcons to shreds through the middle of the ground. Sandover Medallist Lachlan Delahunty was at his dominant best, collecting 33 disposals and nine marks while recording 25 hit outs too. The midfielders had it all their own way as they collected the ball at will, Greg Clark was superb as he gathered the ball 32 times and delivered the ball lace-out inside-50 five times. Leigh Kitchin utilised his 28 disposals brilliantly as he delivered the ball inside-50 eight times to his forwards.

The Lions brand stood up on the day as they gathered plenty of the football, used it brilliantly and converted in front of goals to deliver a strong victory in a season ultimately built off of dominant displays like this one. 

SUBIACO           5.3    10.6    13.7    19.8    (122)
WEST PERTH    2.2    3.4       6.8      7.10    (52)

SUBIACO BEST: M. Walters, B. Sokol, R. Borchet, G. Clark, A. Heal, H. Marsh.
SUBIACO GOALS: 6 – B. Sokol 4 – R. Borchet 3 – M. Walters 1 – S. Moore, G. Clark, T. Cleggett, T. Edwards-Baldwin, B. Matera, J. Atkinson.