WAFL: West Perth prepares to head into Lions den

West Perth face Subiaco at Leederville Oval on Saturday.
West Perth face Subiaco at Leederville Oval on Saturday.

SUBIACO is the benchmark of the competition – we all know that.

The Lions have been outstanding over the first month of the season, so all we can do is front up at Leederville Oval on Saturday and produce our very best football.

We know there will be moments when the hosts dominate the game.

It’s up to us to limit the damage they cause in those stages and then attempt to spend some of our own time on top of the contest.

Obviously our aim is to win the game, but we’re under no illusions of the difficulty of the task ahead.

We don’t have a focus on any particular match-ups. If you spend time trying to restrict certain players in a strong team like Subiaco, you end up letting other players off the chain.

Chris Keunen. Picture: Getty Images

But there will be times throughout the game when we might decide to give someone a role.

Will Luke Meadows go head to head with Kyal Horlsey?

That’s likely; it would be good for him as a young player and good for the game in general.

Ruckman Chris Keunen will return after playing reserves last week.

We used forward Michael Lourey in the ruck in our 62-point victory over Perth. He’ll be back in the forward line this week, but we will continue to add more versatility to his game when we can.

It will be a collective effort that decides the game, however.

The Lions’ evenness across all positions is their strength.

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