THE 2018 WAFL season concluded with absolute proof that Subiaco are currently the most dominant club in the competition.
Not only did their League team become the first side in more than 70 years to go through a season undefeated, the depth of the club was on display with wins in the Reserves and Colts grades, a feat never before achieved in the WAFL.
On a magnificent day at Optus Stadium, proceedings got under way early. In fact when the Reserves took to the ground, there was literally no one in the stadium, as the gates had not yet opened.
East Perth were favourites after defeating Subiaco in the second semifinal and got off to the best start, with four first-quarter goals.
The one-goal deficit at quarter-time was turned into a one-goal lead at the main break, as Subiaco scored three for the quarter with their clean play.
An arm wrestle in the third term, with only three goals for the quarter in total, saw East Perth back in front by just five points at the final change.
The final quarter saw Subiaco put their stamp on the game, with a dominant display, kicking five goals to the Royals’ two to win 11.11 (77) to East Perth 9.5 (59).
The Colts took to the big stage and produced the game of the day.
Subiaco and Swan Districts showed the building crowd what the future looks like with a great display of hard, contested football. Only three points separated the teams at quarter-time, with Subiaco just in front.
The second quarter again saw a quality tussle between the sides as they relished their opportunity on the big stage. The quarter produced five goals in total and extended the Lions’ lead to nine points at the main break.
Subiaco had drawn