Subiaco Face Another Trip to Joondalup for West Perth Battle

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:54 PM
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Subiaco is back on the road for a highly anticipated top of the table clash against West Perth this Saturday at Joondalup.

 

With Subiaco locked in to top spot, Saturday’s game is an important challenge ahead of a team still vying for second spot and a likely finals opponent in 2018.

 

Subiaco welcomes back a host of important players from injury and a couple of the young stars of the side also being recalled to the 25 man squad.

 

Coming in to the Subiaco team are Brad Stevenson, Clancy Wheeler, Jacob Miller, McKenzie Lawrence and Adam Cockie all named on an extended bench

 

Daniel Leach and Max Walters are the two confirmed outs for Subiaco at this stage.

 

If you can’t watch the game you can catch the game on KIX Digital or follow the Subiaco Twitter page who will have live updates across the afternoon.

 

 

GAME CHANGERS

 

TOP OF TABLE AGAIN

Less than a month after besting South Fremantle in a top of the table clash, Subiaco face a new contender at second place, with West Perth currently sitting second. Subiaco has strong recent form over its two nearest rivals, having won the top of the table match with South Fremantle last month, and having two wins over West Perth this year so far.

 

FINDING THE BIG STICKS

Subiaco and West Perth are among the two best teams on kicking at goal, with goal accuracy of over 55% for the season. In their two battles for the season so far, both teams are converting at over 59%. Look for these teams to make the most of their forward chances on Saturday.

 

WINNING WAYS AGAINST WEST PERTH

The Subiaco Football Club hold a six game win streak against West Perth and if Subiaco continue this it could lead to them breaking a record of nine straight wins which was between 2006 and 2008

 

ANOTHER TRIP TO JOONDALUP

Subiaco fans are certainly getting accustomed to the trip up the Mitchell Freeway.

For the second season in succession Subiaco has been fixtured to play West Perth at Joondalup, making this the fourth game in 18 months that Subiaco has travelled to Joondalup. Subiaco has won those four games by an average of 20 points.

 

SO FAR THIS YEAR

Subiaco has been seriously challenged in two 2018 matches against West Perth. Kyal Horsley was enormous as Subiaco won by 22 points back in Round Six while in Round 13 Ryan Borchet and Lachlan Delahunty combined for 10 goals as Subiaco recorded a 33 point win.

 

EARLY GAMES

The two early battles on Saturday have massive finals ramifications on the line. In the Reserves, the winner will be outright second, while the loser could slip to fourth by the end of the round. Meanwhile in the Colts, Subiaco needs just two wins from its final three games to wrap up the minor premiership, while West Perth are just percentage away from a finals spot. Expect the two early games to set the tone for an absorbing day of finals like football. 

 

Written by Declan Waghorn