WAFL Round 5 – Subi make it 27 in a row


Kyal Horsley at Bassendean in 2018. He looks pretty much the same this year but wears a different number.


Moments before three quarter time at Bassendean Oval Swans led by 22 points. Subi kicked a goal after the siren and 5.6 to 0.2 in the last quarter to make it 27 wins in a row. Josh Deluca was good all day for the Lions while Kyal Horsley and Leigh Kitchen led the fightback. Tony Notte was magnificent for Swan Districts especially as his team crumbled in the last quarter.


Subiaco 11.13 (79) Swan Districts 9.7 (61)


There wasn’t much scoring at Lathlain Park but Perth did enough of it to win again. Michael Bennell kicked four goals and defenders Michael Sinclair and Clayton Giblett were solid. Claremont’s 5.13 may tell part of their story – Anton Hamp had a big game in defence.


Perth 8.9 (57) Claremont 5.13 (43)


Haiden Schloithe and Jacob Dragovich were the midfield starts for South Fremantle and Mason Shaw kicked six goals as they thrashed the up and down Eagles.


South Fremantle 20.11 (131) West Coast 9.18 (72)


Conor Blakely’s effort for Peel was the highlight of the home team’s 77-point win over East Perth. Blair Bell was strong again and kicked three goals.


Peel 19.11 (125) East Perth 7.6 (48)


Someone was going to have their first win of the season at East Fremantle Oval and for a while it was touch and go. West Perth kicked four goals to one in the last quarter. Star midfielders Shane Nelson and Aaron Black led the way for the Falcons. Luke Strnadica had his best game for the Sharks.


West Perth 13.9 (87) East Fremantle 9.7 (61)



Subiaco 20; Perth 20; South Fremantle 16; Claremont 12; Peel 12; West Coast 8; Swan Districts 4; West Perth 4; East Perth 4; East Fremantle 0.


Next Sunday it’s the WAFL v the SANFL at Perth Stadium as a curtain raiser to the AFL game between Fremantle and Richmond.



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  1. Tony Tea says

    Oobie Doobie a running the risk of winning every game and losing the grand final. They need to lose the odd game ot two.

  2. Les, not meaning to be a killjoy, but I think Subi’s unbeaten streak is only 25.
    After the Lions lost the 2017 Grand Final, they won all 18 home-and-away games in 2018, the second semi-final and GF, and of course have won the first five matches of 2019.

  3. Les Everett says

    Fair enough Pete. Just don’t tell anyone.
    I’ll use that headline again if/when they win their next two.

  4. I’ll keep it quiet, promise, Les.
    It will be interesting to see if Subi can get into the 30s and give East Fremantle’s 35 games a run for its money.

  5. Pete – As 92yo Raymond Jones told us at the recent Almanac Dinner in Perth (and repeats at every possible opportunity) – East Fremantle lost to Collingwood by 5 goals in a post season game in 1946. He should know – he played for Collingwood in that game. So Old Easts were not undefeated that season – just undefeated in the WANFL.

  6. Fair point, Pete.
    Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay for tea that night, so I missed the opportunity to meet Raymond Jones.
    East Fremantle or Collingwood – for an East Perth/Fitzroy supporter, it’s hard to know who to dislike the most.
    Probably Collingwood since East Perth’s arch enemy is West Perth.
    I think Ray later played for South Fremantle, so he would’ve had double delight in reflecting on the Magpies’ win over Old Easts.

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