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League Grand Final Match Preview v South Fremantle

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 2:28 PM

With this game building all year, Subiaco will line up yet again for their name in history as they chase their 16th Premiership in the 2021 WAFL Grand Final which is predicted to be a wet afternoon at Optus Stadium. Bouncedown is at 3:20pm on Saturday afternoon. 

Be there to support the Lions, or if you can't make it to the game keep an eye on Subiaco’s social media channels for updates across the day, the game will be live on Channel 7.  

Subi are coming into this game with 15 wins and went straight into the Grand Final this weekend after defeating South Fremantle by 22 points in the 2nd Semi-Final two weeks ago 11.7 (73) to 8.3 (51). Subi has won their fair share of finals in their deep history so the setting and significance of this Saturday will be something the club is well equipped for.

Tuesday evening saw Subi’s Greg Clark place third in the Sandover Medal after a clinical 2021 season averaging 27 disposals and 6 tackles a game. 

If you take out last year’s (2020) shortened season, Subiaco have featured in the penultimate game for six consecutive years and having won the premiership title four out of six of those encounters winning seems to be in their DNA.

South Freo know that finals feeling just as well as wanting that ‘back2back’ title to add to their history. The Bulldogs capped off their 2021 season with three wins in a row and finishing second on the ladder meant they played 3rd placed Claremont in the first and third week of finals, after falling short against Subiaco in the 2nd Semi-Final clash at Leederville Oval. South Fremantle claimed victors this past weekend by 11 points, after keeping Claremont goalless in the first three quarters.

In the 2nd Semi-Final two weeks ago, Subi won 11.7 (73) to 8.3 (51) as probably a statement to the rest of the comp that they mean business this year downing the reigning premiers and earning a spot in the Grand Final. Subi had seven goalkickers on the day, with Sokol (3), Mayo (2), Br. Matera (2) multiple goalkickers with Marsh, Atkinson, Braut and Golding all individual goalkickers.  


Subi have claimed victory the past two encounters with South Fremantle, with both games being played at Leederville Oval in front of the Lions home crowd. Subi won by 22 points and 44 points in the two games, however were consistent scoring 73 points in both games.

Subi’s defence has held strong all season, spearheaded by Jordan Lockyer who took 61 marks this season and has been a part of the Lions defensive ‘wall’ limiting oppositions hitting the scoreboard. Back in 2019 grand final, the backline had over 40 marks accumulatively with Braut grabbing the most with 10. This will once again be vital in the outcome of Saturday’s showdown to reduce South Freo’s forwards impact they have on the game. 

Subiaco’s reserves will kick off the day at 9:20am for their grand final cracker of a game.