Round 8 Match Preview v Subiaco Lions

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The Perth Demons are ready to take on the undefeated Subiaco Lions at Lathlain Park on Saturday, after what was a character win against Claremont last weekend. The team and coaches are aware of the challenge that awaits them, respecting that Subiaco have comfortably accounted for every team in the competition to date.

Round 7 was testament to the resilience and improvement of the Demons in the 2018 season. The character shown to fight back from 22 points behind in the last quarter was outstanding - to win with the last kick of the day a great ending.

The desire and determination shown in that last quarter will be required over four quarters to get a positive result this weekend.

“We’re looking forward to the challenge of playing the team who is the best in the competition this year,” Coach Earl Spalding stated.

Anton Scotney and Mitch Lague make their return to the senior side to replace Luke Salamone and the suspended Kasey Nicholas.

Perth will need strong performances from their senior players, especially those through the midfield to help nullify what is a powerful on ball Subiaco unit.

“We are continuing to challenge the playing group to strive for improvement, the game this weekend will give all players a chance to step up and play at the level required to compete with the best in WAFL,” Spalding stated about his expectations for Round 8.

MATCH DAY INFORMATION

Broadcast: Listen to the game live on 100.9fm Noongar Radio or Footy Radio through the WAFL smart phone app
3 Licensed Bars: Bar on the Hill, Demon Den and Redlegs Bar. All open from 12 midday 
Half Time Kids Running Races: 3 races for 3 age groups - all kids are welcome to participate!
Half Time Bin Kicking Competition: Five randomly selected spectators will get the chance to kick a footy into a bin at half time and WIN $$$!
Bike Raffle: All kids under 16 go into the draw to win a free bike upon entry. Winner announced at half time
Kick-to-Kick: Bring your footy and have a kick on the new oval at the breaks
Membership: Perth Football Club membership will be available at Reception and the Team Store
Merchandise: Get your red and black merchandise from the team store (located next to canteen, near Goddard St entry) or reception
Food: Canteen open from 9am thanks to Modern Catering
Tickets: Adults $15 | Concession $12 | Under 16s FREE
Parking: Available at the old bowling club site (corner of Bishopsgate St & Roberts Rd), surrounds of Rayment Park and on streets surrounding Lathlain Park. See map below for parking and entrance gates.
Public Transport: Victoria Park Station is located 400m from Lathlain Park and there are numerous nearby bus stops. Plan your Transperth journey.