WAFLW Round 2 Match Preview v Peel Thunder

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 9:00 AM

This Saturday, Subiaco will look to seek revenge on their loss in the 2020 Optus WAFLW Grand Final as they come up against the formidable Peel Thunder. Their Round two clash will home at Leedervile Oval, with bouncedown at 4:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, February 27.


Subiaco won their opening match against South Fremantle last week, however will be concerned with the 23.5% scoring accuracy, kicking 4.13 for the game.

If the Lions convert more chances, the Grand Final rematch is set to be a thriller, with both clubs out to prove they are the best team in the competition.


Peel Thunder backed up their solid 2021 season, defeating East Fremantle by 22 points at David Grays Arena. Peel Thunder kept East Fremantle to only three goals throughout the game, and goalless in the third term.

Peel Thunder have some fire power up from, with Ella Roberts and Jade Briggs kicking two goals, and Kate Bartlett kicking three.


The last time Subiaco and Peel Thunder did battle, was for the ultimate success, with the WAFLW Premiership up for grabs to whoever could hold their nerve and win this massive encounter.  In drizzly conditions at Provident Financial Oval the two form teams of the 2020 season opened their accounts with a goal apiece in the first quarter, as both sides battled with the extra pressure of finals footy. Peel Thunder were the first team to take charge of the match as they came out into the second quarter on fire, putting three straight majors on the board to one solitary behind for the Lions, heading into the major break with a comfortable 18-point lead. The third quarter was a dour affair that saw just one goal, thanks to Subiaco’s Maggie MacLachlan. With only 14 points separating the two sides at the final break, there was everything to play for but unfortunately, the arm-wrestle of a quarter resulted in just the one behind being kicked, giving Peel Thunder a 15-point victory, 4.4.28 to 2.1.13.


MacLachlan was the star of the show for the Lions, with her entire teams score coming off her boot alone as she recorded two majors across the afternoon.


The winner of this game will be the 2021 flag favourite