SFC 2016: PREVIEW Reserves vs East Fremantle
- Friday, 02 September 2016
Although they finished 5th at the end of the season the Lions will be confident they can cause an upset against the Sharks.
The Lions won five in a row on the home stretch but slowed as the season ended. Consecutive losses against East Perth and Peel didn’t leave the reserves with mountains of confidence but they have a chance to re-kindle their early season form.
East Fremantle is also coming off a loss with the Royals confidently beating them at ATOM Stadium. The Sharks found their way into the finals by winning six of their last eight games and will provide a strong challenge for the Lions despite their Round 23 blunder.
Under WAFL regulations certain players are allowed to play for a club’s reserves team in a final. For Subiaco, any current listed senior player can be used for the club as both reserves and league have qualified for the finals.
Key forward Ryan Vermeersch will also be looking to find the scoreboard after kicking 27 goals from 16 games in 2016. James Garcia could also play an impact in the forward line.