SFC 2015: Round 19 preview
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Subi welcome sixth placed South Fremantle on the weekend for Family Fun Day at Medibank Stadium.
The Lions are well poised to beat the Bulldogs for the third time this season after coming off a string of dominant wins including a 133-point belting of Perth last week.
On the other side of the story; South Fremantle have dwindled in the middle of the season and are in a finals battle at 8-8. Recent form doesn’t bode well for the Bulldogs with a 106-point defeat last week against East Perth.
Subiaco will look to expose the Bulldogs struggling defence who have conceded the most points out of any team this season. The Lions put a tally of 157 up against the ‘Dogs in Round 5 and will be hoping to deliver a similar performance.
Brett Robinson was best on ground in that particular game with 30 disposals and a goal. The speedy midfielder is expected to return to the line-up this week.
A handful of positive performances will offer some motivation for the Bulldogs who have managed to win some key games despite their inconsistency. Wins against fellow finals contenders East Fremantle and Swan Districts over the last month and leaves the red and white in touch with the top five.
THE MINOR PREMIERSHIP
Although it will be the last thing on the Lions mind they are statistically nearing their fourth 1st placed finish in ten years. Subi are currently three wins ahead of second placed West Perth with six games remaining in the season.
Subi will need to shut down ex-West Coast Eagle Ashton Hams who has been in dominant form for the Bulldogs. The veteran has enjoyed a consistent year and gathered 36 disposals against the Royals last week and will play his 150th WAFL game against the Lions. Hams has gathered over 30 possessions six weeks in a row and sits third in the league for ball-winners behind Shane Nelson (West Perth) and Aidan Tropiano (Perth). I
FAMILY FUN DAY
Get down to Medibank Stadium on Saturday for Family Fun Day. The QBE Kidz Fun Zone will be in full swing as well as heaps of activities and competitions.
FAMILY FUN DAY INCLUDES
QBE Kids Zone (Opens at 1:30pm)
*Located at the Southern End of Medibank Stadium
Test your handball skills on the handball targets
West Coast Eagles Inflatables
Free temporary tattoos of Leo the Lion
Player Appearances throughout the day, players will be signing photos (no pens or paper needed)
Lots of free giveaways