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SUBIACO V. SOUTH FREMANTLE.
Remembering ths great fight put up by Soutih Fremantle against Subiaco in the first round, when the match ended in a tie — 9.10 all — and the fact that tlio sen.
siaers had recently defeated East Perth, followers of the seaside club looked for ward to their meeting with the maroons with some confidence. Subiaco had lost three of their four previous engagements, and this, too, strengthened their hopes. But Su'biaco won easily, and the South men. except for a brief period in the first quarter, were outplayed. After Subiaco had dashed off with a goal, Sottth's stea died and rattled on 3.4 before tho quarter ended. They had kept Su'biaco out, and at the change-over held a very handy lead of 13 points. This was- opened out to 19 immediately the second term be gan, but after this Subiaco took complete charge, and, playing all over tae seaside men, ran out the easiest of winners with 12.13 agiiinst 6.5. After those first few opening moments of bh'e second quar ter the maroons kicked 11.10, whilst Souths were adding 2.1 to their tally. Subiaco were decidedly the 'better side ou the day. They marked better, de veloped more pace, kicked long, and up forward opened up well and flashed the passes hither andi thither with fine deci sion and certainty. It was in the length of their football that they rose most su perior to the Southerners, who would I persist in the short pass and an over- 1 dose of handball, where the long driving kick would have given them greater length and greater pace. Souths were too finicky. The .fact that Leonard and Rudriqncz were unable to play for Su biaco did not affect them. Ahcarn came in again flnd played well up forward, whilst Hickey attended to Leonard's duties on the fringes with much success. Taken right through, the game was not a good one. It was badly contested after half time, and right through the standard j of footballi except in fleeting bursts from ' Subiaeo, was not high class. Most of the winning side did well. Few in South Fremantle colours were up to form. A contributing influence to the poor game was the umpiring. A new man. Gilmore, was tried1. He opened wp well, 'but de teriorated the further the game went. In the last half of the game, nnd par ticularly in the final quarter, .he was very poor. His chief faults were indecision and not keeping well enough with the play. He repeatedly had the players just as puzzled as the onlookers. Hickey, for Subiaco, was a great player on the day. Around the fringes he, was very clever, and his leading up forward par ticularly heady. Brophy was a power in defence, and Pengel unbeatable on the wing. G. Grigg, Seaddan, and Cockburn completed a great sextet for the maroons. For South Fremantle Lutey came away in defence with some nice dashes. Fitz S«nrid did well all througi, Sunderiand
showed top form in flashes, and O'Con-i nor was very fair. The teams were: — Subiaco: Cockburn, Wieland, Bahen, Brophy. Ahearn,- Guhl, Green, Hickey, 'Pengel, Riches. Outridge, Grigg. Thomp son, Sexton, Beasley. Seaddan, Hodge, Farqubar. South Fremantle': Tuxford1, Sunderiand, J. Campbell, Staton, Fubrmann. Dixon, QIahon, Edgar. Giles. Lawn, Fitzgerald, Hughes, H. Campbell, Daly, O'Connor, Calder, Bateman, Lutey. It was even going early in the opening term, both sides having opportunities of scoring, tout without success. Subiaco ,broke the spell wJien Ahearn posted first goal for his side. This was the end of the maroons for the term. Souths had the better of the play from here, and Fitzgerald, J. Campbell, and Lawn scor ed goals for them. It had been a quarter in which too much fumbling had oc curred, but Souths were a bit surer, and this built un their lend of 3.4 to 1.3. Tihis was a handy advantage, which w:is widened 'by another goal from Fitz£eni'd immediately .play re-opened. Smith's sup porters were on good terms with them selves. Wieland scored for Siibijieo, but immediately afterwards J. C.-impbell foul ed in front of 'gosil, poston- a further major for the sei'.siders. This was the end of Souths. Subiaco took charge, and playing a long game; with their forwards opening out well, they claipped on four goals in quick succession, and had claimed the lead at half-time with tallies of 0.7 agaist 5.4. South Fremantle had fallen ?away mostly by overdoing the sbort pass and handball. Hickey. twice,. Outridse andi J. Grigg had goalcd for Subiaeo. After the long interval Subiaco again took charge, and a spell of supremacy was not rewarded until. Riches topped it off with a goal. Iinmrdintply afterwards Cockhiirn ended off a brilliant burst with/ a major, and Beasley nnd Ahenrn fol lowed with further sixers. Subineo were clearly the better side. There wiis length in their football, and the htilf 'fonvnrd work high class just here. Just before tihe lemon bc!l. Lawn addwd .n- goal for Sonth Fremanllc. Scores nr the three-quarter were:— ^Subia-*o. 10.10; South Fremantle. --.5. The final quarter w:is most interesting. After J. Grieg hnd flashed throiich early to goal for Subiaco. there followed 15 minutes --f scrambling football, neither siilc showing a semblnnce of form. Towards the finif. gons; Wielmid scored Stibic.co's twelfth goal, and the final tallies were: — ?Snbineo. 12.13 (85 points). South Fremantlp. 6.5 (-11 points). Goal-ldckers: For Subincn. Aheiirn. Grigg. Wieland, Hickey (two each). Out ridge. Riches. Cocklmrn, BenRley: and for South Fremnntle. Fitzgerald, J. Campbell, and Lawn (2 eanh).