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Match Preview v Claremont

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 1:43 PM

Match Preview v Claremont presented by CSG Marketing (https://csg.marketing/)

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After suffering their first loss of the 2021 Optus WAFL Premiership Season to South Fremantle, the Lions go head-to-head with the undefeated Claremont Tigers in front of the Lions home crowd at Leederville Oval. The Lions will look to bounce back from their round five loss and knock off the Tigers from top spot. Bouncedown at 2:10pm. 

 

FORM 
Subiaco have had a solid start to the season so far, however lost to South Fremantle this past weekend. Rowan Powell and Max Walters had their game cut short in the first quarter after a sickening collision, with the Lions playing two players short throughout most of the game. The Lions bounced back in the last quarter keeping the Bulldogs goalless and kicking 3.3 themselves, however were unable to claw back the 37 point deficit from three-quarter time.

Clark, Kitchin, Marsh and Delahunty have been Subiaco’s top disposal getters over the first few rounds, with 113, 111, 96 and 84 disposals respectively. Sokol tops Subi’s goal scoring tally with 10.6 throughout his first four games. Nicholas Martin joined Sokol back in the league side this past weekend, adding two goals and a welcome addition to the Subi forward line.

 

OPPONENT’S FORM 
Claremont have faced oppositions including Swan Districts, South Fremantle, Perth and West Perth and have come out victories in all four, including a massive 52 point win over West Perth this past weekend. Claremont are obviously the team to beat this year and with good reason, knocking off three of last years WAFL finalists.

Lachlan Martinis, Bailey Rogers and Jye Bolton have been the main possession getters for the Tigers with 132, 121 and 116 disposals. Martinis was fantastic against West Perth his past weekend, racking up 42 disposals to go with his nine marks.

Alexander Manuel is the one to watch out for the Tigers kicking 11 goals for the season so far, including four goals against Swan Districts and three against both Perth and South Fremantle.

 

GOAL KICKERS
In the opening round of last year’s shortened season, Claremont and Subi had a tight contest until half time before the Tigers ran out 20 point victors in the end.

Nicholas Martin was the star up front with three goals on his debut three goals, while Walters and Matera both kicked two. Kennedy collected the most disposals for the Lions with 23, to go with his four inside 50’s.

For the Tigers, Declan Hardisty was the main man hitting the scoreboard four times with four straight goals, whilst Alec Waterman, Callan England and Anton Hemp all kicked two each.

 

LAST TWO TIMES
The ledger is 1-1 in the last two games that the Lions have come up against Claremont. With Subiaco losing falling 20 points short against eventual Grand Finalists in round one of the COVID affected 2020 WAFL Season.

In front of 2,652 in round 14 of the 2019 Optus WAFL Premiership Season, Subi displayed their superiority to lead throughout the game and finish the game winning by eight points. Delahunty was instrumental with 30 disposals to go with his 12 hit-outs and one goal.

 

OTHER GRADES
The Subi Reserves will play at 11.40am prior to the league game against Claremont. The Colts will be playing on the Sunday at Leederville Oval on Sunday 9 May, with bouncedown at 10.30am. The WAFLW game will then feature on Mother’s Day also kicking off at 2pm.