Round 5 Preview v Subiaco

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:37 AM by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts is coming off its first win of the 2019 WAFL season and now has the challenge of taking on Subiaco on Saturday at Steel Blue Oval.

Swans had played some good football over the opening three rounds of the season but couldn’t quite get over the line.

That all changed last Saturday at HBF Arena with a commanding performance to control the contest against West Perth virtually all day to end up getting that first win on the board for the season.

The reward for the Black Ducks is a clash with the undefeated Subiaco who haven’t lost a game since the 2017 WAFL Grand Final.

The league clash gets underway on Saturday at Steel Blue Oval at 2.40pm. It will be Swans' first televised game of the season as well and it will be live on Channel 7 from 2.30pm.

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Swans got their first win of the season last Saturday beating West Perth by 44 points at HBF Arena but Subiaco is quite the ominous opponent having won 24 straight matches and last losing in the 2017 Grand Final.

Subiaco has again started 2019 in imposing form winning its four matches by an average of 50.3 points with the Lions having also won their last eight matches against Swan Districts.

Those eight wins have come at an average of 58.8 points with the last win for the Black Ducks over the Lions being a one-point stunning upset also at Steel Blue Oval in Round 20, 2015. 

But Swans at least bring winning form into Saturday's clash and from the side that beat West Perth, the Black Ducks will make just the one change with Mitch Howlett to make his club debut while David Ellard is out of the side.

Subiaco thrashed Peel by 62 points last Saturday and from that team, Mckenzie Lawrence, Joel Latham, Rowen Powell and Jack Mayo come in.

Jacob Miller, Ryan Borchet, Tom Edwards-Baldwin and Braden Fimmano go out for the Lions.

OPTUS WAFL ROUND 5
SWAN DISTRICTS v SUBIACO – STEEL BLUE OVAL, SATURDAY 2.40PM

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