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Reserves Elimination Final Match Preview

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 8:49 AM

Whilst it’s a week off for the League side, Subiaco’s Reserves will light up the finals stage this Sunday at Provident Financial Oval up against West Perth in an elimination final. Bouncedown will be at midday, 12pm.

Keep an eye on Subiaco’s social media channels and WAFL app for updates across the day if you cannot make it to the game.


Subi are looking for redemption this time round in their 8th consecutive finals campaign after going out in straight sets last year. The Lions enjoyed a nice three game winning streak to round out the regular season, the third of which being last week’s thumping win against Peel where Subi really flexed their muscles in a 133-point thrashing. It was back in 2018 when Subi went back to back premiers after winning the grand final in 2017 against South Freo, 2018 being the golden year as all three grades claimed the title. Sunday’s battle will be fought with an equally eager West Perth lineup who also finished their season on a high, but in this do or die clash Subi are up for the challenge.


West Perth went out with sequential victories both by less than two goals but meant they earnt themselves a spot in finals this year. Last time the Falcons had their name in the finals was two years ago in 2019 when they went out with the biggest prise and were named premiers of the season after a slight 6-point win in the Grand Final.


In the latest home and away match up with West Perth in round 17 of this season Subi got just three shots at goal to go through the middle, the honour of those were to Jack Mayo, Ben Golding and Jake Stergiou. Although in a slightly higher scoring game on Subi end, the elimination final back in 2019, five goals were scored by the Lions which belonged to Wheeler, Fimmano, Leach, Hobley and Jordan Faraone.


Subi came off second best to the Falcons in round 17 as they suffered a 35-point loss in a lower scoring affair this year. The last time Subi Reserves played West Perth Reserves in a final series was back in 2019 in an elimination final, going West Perth’s way with Subi having had more scoring shots in the game. That being said, a slimmed margin and impressive displays from Daniel Leach, 19 touches 7 tackles and Tristan Hobley, 18 touches and 14 tackles showed good signs on a disappointing day .


The Lions will be leaving it all out there this Sunday as they make the most of their only chance to make it all the way.