Reserves Roll Into September
- Tuesday, 02 September 2014
Senior coach Jarrad Schofield is buoyed by the form of Subiaco’s strong reserves side during the home and away season but says it doesn’t count for much now.
The Lions finished on top of the ladder with 18 wins and just two losses.
They head into the second semi final against West Perth chasing their 13th consecutive win and a spot in the Grand Final.
“The boys have been fantastic, locking away the home second semi is reward for effort which started back in October.” Schofield said.
“But in saying that we haven’t achieved anything just yet.”
Reserves coach Ryan Redfern will head to the selection table later this week with almost a full list to choose from.
The Lions continue to benefit from the return of host of players who have overcome injuries in recent weeks.
Scott Worthington, Rob Forrest, Abe Davey, Brad Stevenson, Lachlan Delahunty and Shane Yarran have all returned in the last month, while Chris Phelan and George Hampson are still to come back into the senior side.
According to WAFL regulations, if a club’s league team isn’t in finals contention then any player who has played one or more league games this season must have played at least 5 reserves games to be eligible to play in a reserves final.
The five game minimum doesn’t apply to a player who hasn’t played any league games this season.
If Subiaco’s league side doesn’t make the WAFL grand final but the reserves do, then the following players who have played both league and reserves this season will be ineligible to be named:
Justin Joyce, Dylan Elliot, Chris Deluca, Josh Deluca, Kyal Horsley, Aliston Pickett, Brad Stevenson, Andrew McDougall Dan Leishman and Clancy Wheeler.
While Charles Le Fanu, Abe Davey, Aaron Heal, Simon Moore, are just a few players who have played senior football as well as enough reserves games to qualify.
Rob Forrest and Scott Worthington have both played less than 5 reserves games but are yet to play a senior game this year.