Weekend preview: Sharks try to knock off Subi in the WAFL; SBL and NPL action locally


East Fremantle’s Sean Henson fending off East Perth’s Xavier Ellis during their round seven clash at Leederville Oval. Picture: Phil Elliott/ PixEll Photography
East Fremantle’s Sean Henson fending off East Perth’s Xavier Ellis during their round seven clash at Leederville Oval. Picture: Phil Elliott/ PixEll Photography

WAFL Round 8

EAST Fremantle is the latest club to have the chance to topple ladder-leading Subiaco, a task no other team has completed this year.

Adding to the level of difficulty, the fourth-placed Sharks – coming off a 37-point victory over East Perth – will have to tackle them at Leederville Oval on Saturday.

The Lions have not lost at the venue since round three last year, and that defeat came against Leederville Oval co-tenants East Perth.

South Fremantle will be looking to bounce back quickly following its 31-point loss to Subiaco in round seven.

The Bulldogs can consolidate second position on the ladder by holding off Claremont at the Show Grounds on Saturday.

The Tigers only have the two wins so far this season.

State Basketball League

LAKESIDE Lightning men are gearing up for its match with fourth-placed Willetton at Warwick Stadium tonight.

Ninth-placed Lakeside has been edging towards a top-eight spot for a while now, and will need the win to keep pressure on those sides above them.

Securing a win will be no easy task though, with the Tigers on a four-game winning streak.

Cockburn Cougars will take on East Perth Eagles on Saturday at the Morley Sport and Recreation Centre on Saturday.

The second-placed Cougars will need a win to keep the heat on top-placed Joondalup, a side with three games in hand.

The Eagles are chasing just their third win of the season.

In the women’s division, the Lightning will be keen to back up its last round win with another two points against the Tigers.

A win would help consolidate the Lightning’s position in the top eight; it currently sits in seventh.

In sixth are the Cougars whose form has been on the up of late, with two wins on the trot.

They can extend that run with another win over the Eagles on Saturday.

Hockey

The Fremantle Hockey Club is gearing up for a massive showdown when the Promotion 1 women take on ladder leaders Hale this weekend.

Going into the round six match as the only undefeated team in the competition, the Fremantle women are sure to be brimming with confidence when they run on the pitch.

The Fremantle league men will also be looking to topple Hale in what should be another close match with fourth playing fifth.

The Fremantle men will play Hale from 7pm on May 6, while the women will play from 1pm on May 7.

Both games will be at Hale Turf in Doubleview.

Soccer (NPL WA)

Fresh from a big 3-1 win over Armadale last weekend, Cockburn City Soccer Club will be looking to put back-to-back wins on the board for the first time this season when it takes on Subiaco at home.

An inconsistent start to the season sees Cockburn with just two wins and a draw from seven games, but it comes up against a languishing Subiaco, yet to put a win on the board this season.

Cockburn City will play Subiaco at Dalmatinac Park from 3pm on May 7.