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WAFLW: Round 13 Match Preview vs Swan Districts

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 2:44 PM by Matt Paddick

Subiaco will be hoping to continue their form post-bye as they take on Swan Districts at Leederville Oval on Sunday May 15.

The match looms as an important one for the Lions, who need to keep winning in order to feature in the 2022 WAFLW finals series.

As it stands, Subiaco are one win and percentage outside the top four, with the next five weeks a big test for the side.

FORM

Subiaco in recent times have looked a completely different side to in the first half of the season. 

They have looked to play a more aggressive brand of football, and have been more potent up forward.

The Lions lost to Claremont, but were leading for the majority of the game, before a big win over South Fremantle.

They’ll be looking to be at their best when they take on Swan Districts, who are third on the ladder.

The Swans have had some tough losses over the past three weeks to Claremont and East Fremantle, but were able to have a strong win over West Perth during that time.

Both teams will be desperate for a victory, as they enter the latter part of the WAFLW season.

LAST TIME THEY MET

It was all the Swans the last time the two sides faced off, as Swan Districts took a 49-point victory over Subiaco.

The Lions were in the contest for the first half, but could not match the Swans pressure, who dominated the midfield battle.

Jess Cox had 28 disposals on the day, and Subiaco will be looking to limit her influence in round 13.

For the Lions Helen Taylor impressed with a team-high 18 disposals, while Tarni Golisano gave her all with 15 touches.

ONE TO WATCH

With an influx of Subiaco’s backline brigade coming into the side, Maggie MacLachlan has been dynamic in a different role up forward.

The AFLW-listed defender was thrown up forward last game with great effect, kicking 4.3 as a key forward.

Her impact was felt around the ground, with 21 disposals and four inside 50s.

Whether she plays in the forwardline or is sent to defence, her influence could be the key for Subiaco for the remainder of the season.