Subi will be ruing their missed chances after kicking themselves out of the game against West Perth at HBF Arena.
Despite dominating the last quarter the Lions couldn't convert on the scoreboard and watched as the game slipped ten points away from them.
Subi have been misfiring over the last month and will be looking to rectify the mistakes made against rivals West Perth moving forward.
Matthew Boland was a handy inclusion for the Lions and had plenty of presence in the forward line. Boland kicked two goals and took some big grabs as he re-acclimatises to the WAFL.
Leading goal-kicker Shane Yarran was held goal-less for the first time in 2015 in a tough battle with Marcus Adams.
Leigh Kitchin was prolific in the middle with 35 touches and five inside 50's. Kitchin has been they main extractor for the Lions this year and worked hard against the Falcons.
Captain Kyal Horsley is quickly gathering form with his first 30+ disposal performance since returning from injury.
Subi started fast with Matt Boland kicking a goal with his first kick followed by a persistent Sam Menegola who slotted home on the run. West Perth replied immediately through Jay Van Berlo and arrested the Lions momentum. Chris Phelan nailed a set shot before the main break to give the Lions a 14 point lead at quarter time.
The Falcons came out hungry in the second with goals from Fowler and Meadows. The home side gained the lead and continued to defend well under extreme pressure. A three goal quarter from West Perth had them leading at half-time.
In the third Subiaco came out with intensity but were exposed by the Falcons on the counter. A big goal from Matthew Guadagnin put the game in West Perth's favour as the Lions continued to waste their opportunities.
Subi came out in the last quarter with the required intensity but lacked the polish to finish the job. A diabolical day in front of goal was summed up with a four point last quarter; West Perth holding on for a ten point win to tie the series 1-1 in 2015.
Clancy Wheeler dives for a smother Photo: Flash Flood Photo
Subiaco will be dissapointing with their in-abillity to close and win the game in the last quarter. Subi had all the play but failed to convert on a 10-3 scoring shot advantage. Key goal-kicker Yarran was held well by Adams and the Lions struggled with a dragging breeze to record their worst scoring percentage of the year.
WOOD FINDS FEET:
Subi utility Michael Wood was sent to the back-line after Darren Rumble re-aggrivated his calf in the second quarter. Wood, who is usually used as a key forward, revelled in the position change and provided a handful of efforts in defence. Despite the back six fluctuating week to week, Subiaco's defenders keep getting the job done with an average of 56 points scored against and performances like Wood's are helping this happen.
THE WAITING GAME:
Subiaco will have two incidents looked at by the match review panel with Chris Deluca and Dave Madut both reported. It was a tough day for Deluca who was held goal-less and equally as tough for Dave Madut who battled with the experienced Keunen. The Lions can ill afford to lose more players at this point and will be hoping to avoid suspensions.
THE GAME WAS WON WHEN:
Falcons recruit Tyler Keitel took a big grab with only minutes remaining to slow the game down and give West Perth a set shot. The youngster missed the shot but did enough to delay a rampant Lions, West Perth running out 10 point winners.
QBE MAN OF THE MATCH:
Leigh Kitchin wins QBE Man Of The Match for Round 14 with a gritty 35 disposal performance.. Congratulations to Shane Horner who wins a signed jersey for guessing correctly. Contact the club to collect www.qbeinsured.com/lionsmotm
WEST PERTH 1.2 4.2 8.4 8.7 (55)
SUBIACO 3.4 3.7 5.11 5.15 (45)
Goals; 2 M.Boland, 1 C.Phelan, S.Menegola, B.Robinson
Best; H.Kennedy, L.Kitchin, B.Robinson, M.Wood, K.Horsley
Subiaco's reserves drew with West Perth 11.7 73 to 10.13 73 at HBF Arena in a Grand Final rematch.
Two classy sides went toe to toe in a thrilling encounter which resulted in the first draw of the WAFL season.
Luke Norriss was prominent in his return to reserves with 21 disposals and Reece Blechynden and Matthew Bogensperger also recording 21 touches a piece.
Young ruck Jordan Bestry was impressive against the Falcons with 35 hit-outs and 19 disposals. Subiaco won the hit-out count 46-34.
Ray Daniels and Sean Bradley recorded two majors each with five others kicking singles.
Subi maintain second spot with two premiership points keeping them in touch with South Fremantle
WEST PERTH 2.2 6.4 8.5 11.7 (73)
SUBIACO 1.4 7.7 9.11 10.13 (73)
Goals; 2 R.Daniels, S.Bradley, 1 R.Blechynden, A.Creeper, A.Summers, C.Wrigley, T.Edwards, M.Mcphee
Best; S.Bradley, R.Blechynden, J.Bestry, L.Norriss, T.Edwards
Subi’s colts went down by 33 points against West Perth under Friday Night Lights at HBF Arena.
The Lions struggled to generate scoring chances in the first half as the Falcons opened up a seven goal lead. James Eccles had an admirable performance for the colts and was named best on ground in a frustrating game for the young squad.
Subi responded well to a dissapointing first half winning the last two quarters 4 goals to 3. Nicholas Barker kicked his first colts goal with the remaining majors coming from Breman, Wenn and Foley.
WEST PERTH 4.4 7.5 7.6 10.7 (67)
SUBIACO 0.3 0.5 2.10 4.10 (34)
Goals; Barker, Wenn, Foley & Breman.
Best; Eccles, Braut, Barker & Chapman