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Round Review v East Perth

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 12:58 PM by Alice Miller


Leederville Oval’s co-tenants met in a fiery and high scoring affair this past Good Friday in  warm conditions and a good crowd turnout.  Subiaco managed to hold off a competitive East Perth side and start the year off on a good note, coming away with a 28-point victory.

The first term belonged to East Perth, kicking five of the first six goals of the game, with Subiaco’s skill errors proving costly in some cases, their turnovers resulting directly in a East Perth goal.

The second quarter was where it was at as the Lions turned on their pressure led by captain Leigh Kitchin’s 16 disposals and a goal and left it to a one-point ball game going into the main break. Things got heated in the second term when a melee broke out off the ball in the Lions forward half after a late bump on Subi’s Kyle Stainsby and post- game resulted in sanctions being handed out to players involved.

Despite the physical tension, the Lions added on five straight from five scoring shots in the term and much to the home crowd’s enjoyment, made it an excitable game going forward.

Subiaco turned to their trademark fashion of footy with their experience and longer lasting intensity than that of East Perth, to see out the remainder of the game.

The Lions gave themselves the best opportunities to see the game turn in their favour with nineteen scoring shots (8.11) to Royals’ nine (3.6) in the second half and dominating the inside 50s, 63 to 45 for the game. Kicking four in the final quarter saw the margin get out to a comfortable 28 points for the final siren to sound for the Lions, pleased to come away with the win.

Leigh Kitchin put on a captain’s performance coming off his absence at all three pre-season fixtures, racking up 29 Disposals, 11 Inside 50s and a goal to go with it. Stainsby, Marsh, Clark and Delahunty all finished with 20+ disposals and were key in the team’s performance.

Along with this, Subi had multiple goal kickers, with no surprise ben Sokol featuring with 3.1, as well as Aaron Heal and Michael Braut both kicking three apiece.

Four debutants featured in the clash and all had a role to play in the win, with Jordan Faraone kicking two majors on debut and Lewis Putt starring in the ruck with 26 hit-outs, a handy 14 disposals and to top it off kicked a goal too. Chad Harris and Koby Fullgrabe also putting on a display in their first game looking forward to what they’ll bring to the season ahead.

The win puts Subiaco 2nd on the ladder and looking to go up against top of the table East Fremantle at New Choice Homes Park next Saturday, to ideally come away with a win to put them as ladder leaders. 


SUBIACO            3.3    8.3    11.9    15.14     (104)
EAST PERTH      5.1    8.4     9.8     11.10     (76)

Subiaco Goals - Sokol, Braut, Heal 3; Faraone 2; Kitchin, Hickmott, Borchet, Putt.

Subiaco Best – Kitchin, Marsh, Clark, Delahunty, Sokol, Powell, Putt.



Earlier in the day, Subiaco Reserves went down in a close one against East Perth falling short by just five points. The result came down to the wire with the Lions leading by 13 going into half time, but with an East Perth response in the third the game turned into a levelled playing field with 8.4 apiece. The final term was where it was won when two late ones by the Royals made it difficult for any comeback from the Lions with limited minutes to go.

Kaidyn Fullgrabe and Hayden Kennedy had plenty of the ball, racking up 29 and 27 disposals each and Fullgrabe’s two majors to go with it. Lions had a large range of goals kickers, Robinson, McKay, J. Borchet, Holt, C. Faraone and Young all featuring with young gun Johnny Narkle kicking three majors in an energetic performance.

The loss puts the Reserves 5th on the ladder with percentage not looking to much of an issue as the game was so close in the end. The ressies will look to get their first win of the season when they face ladder leaders East Freo next Saturday at New Choice Homes Park .


SUBIACO          5.3   6.4   8.4   11.6    (72)

EAST PERTH    2.1   4.3   8.4   12.5   (77)

Subiaco Goals: 3- J Narkle  2- K Fullgrabe 1- C Robinson, B Holt, B Young, L Mckay, C Faraone

Subiaco Best: K Fullgrabe, J Robbins, J Miller, H Kennedy, J Borchet



Round one of the Simply Energy Colts competition saw Subiaco host East Perth on Good Friday at Leederville Oval in the opening game of 2021 Home-and-Away season. The Lions who won last year’s Grand Final saw 12 fresh faces debut for the club’s colts team in a new look-side from the one that took to field at Fremantle Oval late last year.

Subi were slow to start after only managing to kick two goals to the Royals five in the first quarter. It didn’t slow down for the Royals in the second kicking 4.4, to lead the Lions by 38 points at the main break, with the half-time score line reading 3.3 to the Royals 9.5. The second half was similar to the first, with Subiaco only managing to kick three for the half, while East Perth kicked a massive 11 goals for the second half.

Neil Erasmus was the leading disposal winner for the Lions, recording 28 to go with his 9 marks and goals, while Jed Kemp (20 disposals, six marks) also found plenty of the ball also. South was dominant in the ruck, with Subi leading the hit-outs 35 to 19, covering a lot of ground throughout the game. Subiaco had six different goal kickers throughout the day with Richard Farmer and Tyrell Dewar kicking a goal each on debut

In the end, East Perth’s dominance with ball in hand proved too much for the Lions, with the Royals recording 30 more inside 50’s, 23 more scoring shots, 59 more disposals for the morning as they ran out 97-point winners, 6.4.40 to 20.13.133.

Subiaco will take on East Fremantle, with Subi looking for their first win of the 2021 season, East Fremantle will look to make it two from two after winning by 10 points against Peel Thunder away this past weekend. Bounce down is at 9:10am at New Choice Homes Park this Saturday, April 10.

SUBIACO                  2.2       3.3       5.4       6.4       (40)

EAST PERTH           5.1       9.5       14.9     20.13   (133)

SUBIACO BEST: N Erasmus, J South
SUBIACO GOALS: 1 - R Farmer, T Dewar, N Erasmus, J Evitt, J Kemp, B Morris



Round four of the Simply Energy Futures competition saw Subiaco host East Perth on Good Friday at Leederville Oval with the Lions undefeated for the 2021 Home-and-Away season to date. The Lions who have come up against some pretty tough opponents over the past few weeks, knocking off Swans, Claremont, South Freo.

Subi got off to a quick start, kicking three goals in the first quarter and kept the Royals goalless until the second quarter. Inaccuracy in front of goal would be the only slight concern to come out of the game, hitting the post four times, with the Lions 4.9 at the main break to East Perth’s 3.7.  Lions led by 8 points at Half Time, and managed to steadily increase their lead throughout the remainder of the match.

Cas Dunlop and Tyzreise Clark were fantastic in front of goal, kicking three goals and two goals straight respectively.

In the end, Subi’s ran out 23-point winners, 8.14.62 to 5.9.39 to remain top of the futures ladder, and continue their unbeaten streak.

Subiaco will take on East Fremantle this Sunday with one club having to record their first loss off the 2021 home-and-away season.  East Fremantle will look to make it five from five after winning by 67 points against Peel Thunder away this past weekend. Bounce down is at 3.30pm at Revo Fitness Stadium this Sunday, April 11.

SUBIACO                  3.6       4.9       6.11     8.14     (62)

EAST PERTH           0.4       3.7       4.7       5.9       (39)

SUBIACO BEST: D Odea, K Tholstrup, R Mayfield, R Wills, T Skeggs
SUBIACO GOALS: 3 - C Dunlop 2 - T Clark 1 - M Rowell, L Collard, K Tholstrup