WAFL: West Perth looks to learn from mistakes against Subiaco in International Round

Action from the last battle between the sides when Subiaco won by 22 points. Picture: Dan White
Action from the last battle between the sides when Subiaco won by 22 points. Picture: Dan White

WE face the biggest challenge in the WAFL against Subiaco on Saturday and we’re confident we’re in better form than the last time we faced them.

We lost by 22 points that day, which was a fair performance given they had been beating teams by about 90 points at that stage.

Since then we’ve become a lot more consistent in our performances and shown our ball movement can trouble most sides.

Consistency is key against Subiaco.

The Lions are the best team in the competition because they rarely falter over four quarters.

Our players produced good football for about two-and-a-half quarters against them last time.

The challenge for them on Saturday at Joondalup Arena is to hold their nerve until the final siren.

It’s our International Round so there’ll be a big crowd there for added motivation.

We produced some of our best football of the year in the second quarter of our 21-point win over Perth.

The players kicked 8.2, which resulted from us slowing the Demons in transition and controlling the ball better by foot because we probably overused the handball in the first quarter.

It’s been terrific to see veteran Matt Guadagnin string together some good performances in the reserves, so he could be pushing for league consideration soon.

Aidan Lynch has returned from a troublesome ankle injury, so he’s another that will be looking to work into some form for senior selection.

Our list is looking healthy besides the long term injury to Kody Manning.

Connor West is still a few weeks away with a finger injury and Mitch Antonio is at an early stage in his recovery from a broken collar bone, but they’re the only other two with multiple weeks ahead of them.