Memory Lane - Round 19

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 7:30 AM
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The look back at some of Subiaco's famous wins of season's past continues as this week, Round 19 is put in more focus. 

 

This week's edition includes some wins that were crucial in setting up finals appearances for Subiaco. There are a couple of classic contests from the 1980's, a memorable win in the incredible second half season of 2011and a monster three figure win over East Perth.

 

With great performances from Brian Taylor, Peter Featherby, Michael Rix, Laurie Keene, Mark Nicoski, Mark Zanotti and Mick Lee, Round 19 has been another one of those rounds that has had it all in Subiaco's history.

 

1987

-- Subiaco 97 d 95 South Fremantle --

With finals right around the corner Subiaco went into the contest needing a win to ensure they remained in second place heading into finals. They took on eventual wooden sooners in South Fremantle and expected to come out with a convincing result. This would not be the case as South Fremantle came to play, and although Subiaco got out to a lead at the half, South Fremantle pulled it back in the third. On the back of Brian Taylor’s massive 47 disposal day, Subiaco would sneak away with the win. Brian Taylor along with Peter Featherby who recorded 38 disposals, were the main driving forces in the win.

 

2011

-- Subiaco 115 d 71 Peel Thunder --

Sitting 4 points outside the top 4 Subiaco needed to string together multiple wins in order to make finals. The first of these wins had to come against the struggling Peel Thunder. The game got off to the perfect start for Subiaco taking a 20 point lead at the end of the first quarter. Subiaco would be able to hold this margin throughout the contest and then double it in the last, giving them a much needed win. Michael Rix was a star on the night recording an amazing 55 hit outs, which is the most hit outs recorded in the club’s history. Blake Broadhurst’s 5 goals and Jason Bristow’s 28 disposals and a goal also were vital in Subiaco’s win.

 

2007

-- Subiaco 148 d 38 East Perth --

Reigning Premiers Subiaco were marching to finals in the hope of winning their 3rd straight flag when they ran into an East Perth side just outside the top 4. After a steady first quarter, Subiaco burst into life in the second scoring 53 points to East Perth’s 1, and took a 70 point lead into the second half. East Perth would play much better in the third, however it would all be for nothing as Subiaco ran away with the win in the last. The win was a result of an impressive team performance with 10 players recording 20 disposals or more. Although the 30 disposals from Christopher Hall and the 22 disposals and 3 goals from Mark Nicoski were the standouts.

 

1985

-- Subiaco 135 d 110 Swan Districts --

Heading into this blockbuster between 2nd seed Subiaco and 3rd seed Swan Districts, all eyes were watching to see which team would lock up the second seed heading into finals. An extremely tough first half in which no team could gain the ascendency saw the Swan Districts take the lead by 10 points. The third quarter however would not follow the same pattern as Subiaco would run all over the Swan Districts scoring 59 points, giving Subiaco a 40 points lead which the Swan Districts would not overcome. The win came on the back of 3 incredible performances’, 35 dispoals and 3 goals from Peter Featherby, 40 disposals from Neil Taylor and 20 disposals and 8 goals form Laurie Keene.

 

1988

-- Subiaco 129 d 102 Perth --

With both teams needing the win to secure their finals future, 2nd seed Subiaco took on 5th seed Perth. A lack lustre Subiaco came out in the first half and were dominated by Perth who would take a 28 points lead into the second half. A vital third term in which Subiaco would score 54 points to Perth’s 2 would see Subiaco regain the lead. Subiaco would continue this third quarter play into the last and would come out with the win and therefore securing their place in finals. Mark Zanotti and Mick Lee produced great performances scoring 4 goals each.