SFC 2015: Round Two Preview
- Friday, 27 March 2015
The Sharks put on an ominous display against last year’s WAFL runners up kicking seven goals in the first half to East Perth’s none.
East Perth struggled to get into the game with former AFL on-ballers Liam Anthony (North Melbourne) and Brad Dalziell (Brisbane/West Coast) providing constant drive for the Sharks.
The Moss street squad ran out eventual 45-point winners to embarrass the West Coast Eagle aligned East Perth.
The Lions took a quarter and a half to gel but started to move the ball at lighting pace in the second.
With the two sides going tit for tat for a majority of the game the Lions broke it open with Shane Yarran and Clancy Wheeler converting an abundance of scoring opportunities in the second half to finish with five goals each.
Victorian recruit Leigh Kitchin thrived in his first Lions debut to gather 28 disposals and kick a miracle goal for the pocket. Kitchin looks the perfect right hand man for captain Kyal Horsley.
After winning the struggle the Lions kicked away with a six goal last quarter to also record an important 55-point win.
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
The midfield will be the most interesting battle in this game with some of the best on-ballers in the WAFL squaring off. We’re looking forward to the battle of the captains with Kyal Horsley (Subiaco) and Rory O’Brien (East Fremantle) possessing the ability to lift their sides to victory.
Lets also not forget the last time the two teams met; with the Lions knocking the Sharks off by five points in the WAFL preliminary-final.
OH BROTHER, O'BRIENS
East Fremantle are welcoming people from every heritage to attend Saturday’s match-up to celebrate Australian Football’s rich ethnic diversity. Dubbed “Harmony Day” the Sharks will be featuring multi-culturalism at ATOM Stadium with African Music Circles, Chinese Dances and Tani Walker performing at half time.
12:00pm: International Food Fair opens
12:30pm: President's Lunch featuring music by Tani Walker and special guest, the Hon Mike Nahan.
2:00pm: Yaolin Kung Fu Association, Chinese Lion Dance - on the Oval
2:12pm: Coin toss by Mike Nahan
2:15pm: Bouncedown. Sharks vs Subiaco
2:45pm (quarter time): Presentation of the Harmony Day Flag winner - on the Oval
3:20pm (half time): African Music Circles - drumming performance and kids lesson - on the Oval
4:45pm: After match, music by Tani Walker - member's bar
6:00pm: Post match presentation