PREVIEW: Round 8 (2017) @ Swan Districts

 
Subiaco have a massive test in round eight as they travel to the high-flying Swan Districts.

The new and improved Swans (5-1) have found their wings in 2017 and will be looking to leap-frog the Lions (5-1) who sit above them on percentage. Subiaco won all three contests against the Swan Districts last year but this early-season fixture is bound to be a fire-cracker.
 
Subi are currently on a five game win streak with their only loss coming to South Fremantle in the first round.
 
A Lions side led by the powerful midfield group of Kyal Horsley, Chris Phelan & Leigh Kitchin have hit their stride over the streak and they’ll hope to continue that form, post bye-week.

The Swans have exceeded everyone’s expectations on the way to a 5-1 start and it’s been done on the back of some solid defensive football. The efforts of Ricky Cary (14 goals) and Taryce Stewart (13 goals) have also helped the black & whites’ cause.  
 
 
 
 
TALKING POINTS
 
 
CLASSY KITCHIN 
 
Subiaco vice-captain Leigh Kitchin is set to play his 50th game for the maroon and gold. Kitchin relocated to Perth in 2015 to play for the Mighty Lions and he has established himself as one of the best inside midfielders in the competition. Kitch has gathered 1132 disposals and 13 goals over his fruitful tenor at Subiaco. The Lions #5 has also represented West Australia twice. 
 
 
 
DIRECT AND DEADLY

Subiaco and Swan Districts have been advocates for simplifying their ball-use to advantage in 2017. The Lions and the Swans rank low in disposals but manage to create winning scores from more direct ball movement and run and carry. It’s also interesting to note that Subi and Swans are two of the best tackling sides in the competition.
 
 
SWAN DISTRICTS DISPOSALS (TOT): 2078 
LEADING BALL WINNER Adam Faulkner (T) 149 | (A) 24.83 
 
SUBIACO DISPOSALS (TOT): 2138
LEADING BALL WINNER Chris Phelan (T) 175 | (A) 29.16 
 
SWAN DISTRICTS TACKLES (TOT): 353  
LEADING TACKLER David Ellard 46
 
SUBIACO TACKLES (TOT): 332
LEADING TACKLER Craig Hoskins 26
 
 
 
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

This could be a statement game for either club. The WAFL competition has levelled this year and the re-vitalised Swans will be looking to show the league that they finally mean business. The Lions on the other hand will be determined to re-affirm their position as the WAFL’s top standard. Subiaco won all three contests between the sides last year and have a historically good record against the black and whites (7 out of 11). This won’t mean much to the passionate Swans come bounce down at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday.
 
 
RE-EMERGING LIONS
 
The Lions have lost a couple of key players along the way but are hoping to re-gain some of their early losses. Chris Bryan and Joel Latham are expected to have short stays on the sideline and utility Lachlan Delahunty should also be available sooner than later.
 
Young forward Kyle Halligan is making a solid recovery from a knee injury whilst Hayden Kennedy (shoulder) and Simon Parry (foot) are also making strides in their rehabilitation.
 
 

buy viagra online

buy viagra australia

sildenafil australia

viagra in australia

nolvadex pct

buy nolvadex online

tamoxifen australia

generic nolvadex

buy orlistat australia

buy xenical australia

orlistat xenical australia

buy xenical online

comprare viagra online

acheter cialis france

buy kamagra uk