SFC 2015: Round Three Preview
- Thursday, 02 April 2015
The Lions have dismantled Claremont and East Fremantle in consecutive weeks and will now set their eyes on the West Coast affiliated Royals.
Both sides are situated in Leederville and continually combine for thrilling encounters at their Medibank Stadium home.
Last year the Lions earned bragging rights after topping East Perth in both regular season games by 24 and 28 points.
East Perth humbled the Lions in the second semi-final with a convincing 32-point win putting Subi on the brink of elimination.
The boys in maroon and gold had other ideas however, defeating East Fremantle and recording a date with the Royals for the 2014 Grand Final, an encounter that would un-predictably swing in favour of the under-dogs
With the Lions running out 16 point winners; damning East Perth to consecutive Grand Final losses, there’s no doubt the Royals will be looking for retribution on Good Friday.
Subiaco face a challenge in the midfield as they face a Royals side loaded with skillful ball-winners. Ex-Carlton winger Kane Lucas has been prominent, Steven Payne has been busy and Garry Moss is a welcome return for East Perth. The only question is which side will Subi face; the Royals were blown away in their season opener against the Sharks but returned serve with a dominant win over the Swans in Round Two.
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