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SUBIACO v. PERTH.
MAROONS WIN COMFORTABLY.
Despite heavy rain, a great crowd! as sembled at the W.A.C.A. Oval to see the unbeaten teams — Subiaco and Perth —meet. The gate realised £230. It
was unfortunate that such heavy rain fel! making the ground sodden and the bail greasy, because so much had been ex pected from these two sides in the way of brilliant football. The conditions quite precluded a really good display from being staged. Yet it was an inter esting game right up to the last quar ter of an hour -)f play, when the Subi aco men appeared io be the stronger and established, an unassailable lead. It ?was a -game full of vim — just a wes bit tinged with feeling. It is said that Umpire Cassey. reported two players, T. Outridge, of Subiaco. and C. ?Matthews, of Perth, for infringement of good sportsmanship, and had he done his duty properly lour -more men should have been given the opportunity of explaining away pooii conduct before the Appeal Board. Ufllpire Cassey was only .mod e-rate. Subiaeo jumped away with an early lead and held it throughout the game, winning comfortaWy at the finish Tiwy were S points ah£ad at the quar ter; 9 points ahead at the half, and bad opened out the lead to 15 at the lemon bell. Forging still further ahead in the last term they won by 25 points. Victory came to them through better wet day tactics and wider play amongst the forwards. Time and again Perth men rose in bunches for the greasy baE —the Maroons stood down mostly to whisk up the crumbs as the tall in variably fell to earth. It was only on very rare occasion? that the ball could be claimed at finger tip from the air. and the_ maroons showed better tactics in waiting ior the ball to fall to the ground Or in going for marks on the chest. Then up forward their .marfcsnyn scattered much better, whilst the Perth men massed -too often. Still, Perth played some grand footbnll in patches — football full of dash and determination. Particularly for a while in the third quarter and again for a brief time in the final burst did they rise superior and in those moments looked like pulling the game their way. But they couM noi ram their changes home. The better team -won on the day. Once more Brophy played a super game for the maroons in defence. This yonng man plays the football which pfeases — the brand that is dashing, yimful, clever and clean. He is a coming cha.ocplon. Ahearn, up in front of goal, in Rodri quez's place, was a host in himself and keeping position well bagged five goals. His keeping of place proved what place keeping mean?. J. Grigg was again good and Hicfcey. Bahen. making Ms first ap pearance for the season and looking big ger and stronger, and: Pengel were all fine players in maroon. On the beaten side McComish starred, in fact he was the player of the field. Dashing, gritty and clever., he was. ever with the ball and played a grand game for the red legs. Bryant -was another to give con sistent service and Clowes. Harry Grigff. Matthews, A. 'Watts and Love were all above the average. K-adriquez was away from Subiaco and Bahen and Ont ridge played for the first time this sea son. The teams were: — Subiaco: Coekburn, Bahen, Brophy. ?Ahearm Guhl. Green, Hickey. Pengel Leonard. Kiches, Outridge, J. Grigg Thompson. Sexton, Beasley, Scaddan, Ed wards, Farquhar. ? Perth: Donoghue. Steele. Clowes, Mc Lean. Sharpies. Corser. Hicks. Evans. Love. Corney. McComish. Morris. Bry ant. H. Grigg. Roydhouse, A. TT-atts, Eriekson. Matthew.*. Sulnaco scored within three minutes o-f the start, Ahearn booting trua The greasy ball and sodden ground wore hampering the men. Ilickey scored s second major for the maroons, fr.-.-x a free and gave them a good lead, bn McLean broke it down with a splendid goal for Perth. At the quarter ihe taKieswere: — Subiaco. 2.5: Perth. 1.3. Subwco were again early on the of fen»'.ve in the second term and had rain ed in three minors in quick su.--i'n-v-*op Then McComish goaled for Perth nnd the tallies were close. Bat On fridge opened out the lead with a major at the other end immediately afterw:i--l-s It was give and take just before half time, which found the scores at: — SubT- ai-o 3.9: Perth. 2.0. The ,'iird oner^.i with an altercation between Oiit;-;dge and Matthews, and the latter went of the field for attention. .T.'fJri^s go:i!e-3 from a free for Subiacj and a moment iater Ahearn had scored ftrl po:n-«. Ji:st hern Subiaco wer» superior ami looirV --ure winners. But Perth rivnv»rj.! well and holding the play for tii» re*r of the term scored a soal .ind several minors. They were still in tho iii-mirp at lemons, with the scor.w .'?? — SuM a.-o. 5.12; Perth 3.9. Wuiskjia 'he ball forward from the bourn— . ISensVr ended off the maroon dash wirh :i n;.ijor. A moirait later MrCoini«ii «-»ri'il a clever go:t! at the other en:!. Play now became mixed and blows were sMirl apparently unseen by the central. Perth wc-re dying hard. But they could not recover the game. Ahearn ami Ahe-irn again scored fuH points for Subiaco and placed the issue beyond doubt. Subi.u-o finished better and played the better football in the last ten minutes. The final tallies were: — Subiaco. S.lo (!!3 points). Perth. 4.14 -3S points).