Fremantle Gazette - - SPORT -

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

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