SFC 2016: Preview Round 10
Thursday, 19 May 2016
Subiaco return home in Round 10 to battle West Perth at Medibank Stadium,
The 2015 Grand Finalists meet for the second time this season with Subi winning the first encounter by 55 points in Round 3.
The Lions form has been a little inconsistent over the last few weeks but they’re coming off a strong showing against Claremont. Big forward Hamish Shepheard kicked six goals and Liam Ryan four as Subiaco over-ran the Tigers by 44. Subi sit equal top of the ladder with a record of 7-1.
West Perth currently sits sixth in the standings with a record of 4-4 and will be fresh from a rest in Round 9. The last game the Falcons played was a 17-point win over Peel Thunder in Round 8. They were buoyed by the return of key players Shane Nelson and Kody Manning for that game.
Subiaco will have minimal changes from the side that defeated Claremont last week but will shape their selections on the match-up.
Bill Fetherstonhaugh and Braden Fimmano competed strongly for the reserves last week and could be in the mix. Wayde Twomey could also be an option depending on a fitness test.
BIG BACK JACKSON THRIVES
Although we gave a lot of credit to defender Aaron Heal during the week the impact of fullback Declan Jackson shouldn’t be understated. The 21 year old has absorbed the retiring Darren Rumble’s role and convincingly shut down forward after forward. This week the full back will probably be given Michael Lourey, the Falcons target forward. Lourey kicked four against the Lions in Round Three.
LOOK FOR CLOUDS
There is rain expected for Saturday so the Lions will have to react to the conditions. A lot of the Lions forward entries are focused on big targets but if it’s wet the Lions have the luxury of Shaquille Mckenzie, Liam Ryan and Brett Robinson at the drop. Expect a dogfight around the stoppages.
MEMBERS APPRECIATION DAY
SFC are dedicating this game to the fans, members and families of the club with Members Appreciation Day. There will be prizes in the stands; members’ deals, happy hour and you can bring a mate for free!