PREVIEW: Rd 21 vs West Perth
- Thursday, 09 August 2012
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 2:10 PM
Head to Head
Played:331 West Perth: 208 Subiaco: 119Draws: 4
At Arena Joondalup
Played:24 West Perth: 14 Subiaco: 9 Draws: 1
Last Meeting – Round 10, 2012 at Arena Joondalup
West Perth 14.16 (100) def Subiaco 12.6 (78)
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SUBIACO will continue to look to youth in the final rounds of the WAFL season with two new debutants selected on the extended bench for this weekend's match.
Regular reserves player Joel Ashman and Colts standout Dom Sheed will both debut.
The Lions will take on West Perth, who they have played twice already this season in round 1 and 10.
Subiaco won round 1 by 24 points but lost in round 10 as a part of their mid-season form slump.
While the Lions finals hopes are over they can still influence the finals race with an upset of the Falcons on Saturday.
A loss would all but end the red and blue's finals hopes.
West Perth sit fifth with 34 points with fourth-placed East Perth on 42.
Defender Abe Davey said it was important for the team to salvage some pride.
"We've probably let ourselves down in the past month of football," he said.
"Aidan Parker has spoken about it all week, every week now we just need to try and a bit of respect back from the competition and end the season with some positives.
"Pre-season is a long four months and remembering the last month of footy can make those long training days a bit easier.
"We started off the year really well, then had a tough period in the middle of the year where we lost six or eight weeks in a row. We just want to get that winning culture back."
It is International round this week, which recognizes the overseas influence on our game.
Bounce down for the League is at 2.10pm, Reserves at 11.40am and Colts 9.30am at Arena Joondalup.