Colts Elimination Final Preview

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 3:06 PM by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts colts have qualified for the 2019 WAFL finals series and they look to keep their season alive up against East Perth in Saturday morning's elimination final.

The game will be held at Fremantle Community Bank Oval on Saturday morning from 9.15am with the seasons of both Swan Districts and East Perth going on the line.

Swan Districts finished the colts season in fifth position on the ladder with an 8-8 record while East Perth were only marginally ahead in fourth spot at 9-7.

Swans come into the finals on the back of a one-point defeat at the hands of Claremont last Sunday which followed a 39-point defeat at the hands of the minor premiers Peel Thunder

Prior to that Swans also lost to reigning premiers Subiaco in a Grand Final rematch from last year so the black-and-whites do enter the finals on a three-game losing slide. 

Their last win came against South Fremantle by 31 points back in Round 16, but that also was at Fremantle Community Bank Oval where Saturday morning's elimination final will be played.

East Perth, meanwhile, enters the finals also following a three-point defeat to Subiaco last Sunday on the back of also losing to East Fremantle by 28 points.

The Royals' last win also came at the expense of South Fremantle to the tune of 35 points back in Round 17 at Leederville Oval.

Swan Districts and East Perth met twice during the 2019 season with Swans beating the Royals by 16 points back in Round 2 at Steel Blue Oval. Their second meeting took place in Bunbury in Round 13 and that saw East Perth come away with the 14-point victory.

While Swans might not be coming into the finals with great momentum, they do have a strong team that will take the field on Saturday morning.

Seb Bright, Jak Watson and Jake Pasini are among the players who have had a taste of league football for Swans in the back half of the season but drop back to colts now.

Atem Deng, Jehb O'Donohue, Jamison Ugle, Brenton Hilton, Bodhi Nordahl, Ben Taylor, Ashley Brockbernd, Kade Wallrodt, Dylan Brockbernd and Ethan Nordahl are among the other Swans players worth keeping an eye out for.

It's a talented East Perth line-up as well with Cooper Sparks, Kyle Robinson, Josh Ladhams, Harley Sparks and Adam Boules among those expected to have bright futures at senior level.