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SWAN DISTRICTS' FIRST WIN.
Subiaco Overwhelmed in Last Quarter.
Finishing with overwhelming pace and power Swan Districts won its first victory in league football on Saturday when it defeated Subiaco by 40 points at Bassen
dean Uval. irrior 10 tne comuiencenient of play the chairman of the Bassendean Road Board (Mr. R. A. McDonald) of ficially opened the ground and he bounced the ball for the start of play. A group of officials were present at the function, including the president of the West Aus tralian National Football League (Mr. W. Stooke) and the secretary (Mr. W. R. Orr) and Mr. W. D. Johnson, M.L.A., who takes an active interest in the new club. Badly beaten in the first quarter through out which it played crudely, Swan Dis tricts rallied and its football improved quarter by quarter until in the closing minutes of the game it was playing as if inspired. Although it led, almost through out the first three quarters, Subiaco had no chance in the final term. Fierce for ward rushes carried out at a terrific pace and with great power swept the Subiaco defence aside and left its ruck hopelessly beaten. £ Subiaco led at 7.4 to 3.0 at the close of the first quarter, aidd it seemed that Swan Districts would be well beaten. The pace was fast and Subiaco monopolised the play. The new team showed extraordinary vigour and spirit, but its kicking was poor and its handling of the ball crude. The complexion of the game changed entirely in the second quarter. Working up pace which, it seemed, would exhaust its
stamina quickly, Swan Districts hurled it self into the play. Ite ruck dominated play in the centre of th'e ground, players, big and small fought through scrimmages, and, when the bell rang- Subiaco went to its dressing rooms still -^n the lead, but a rattled team. The scores- were then:— Subiaco,^ 9.7; Swan, Districts, 9.1. Again in the third quarter the new team fought a hard, active fight, its pace being even greater ' than previously. Subiaco held only a five-point lead when the .last quarter started: and' it was unable to hold it for more than a few minutes. With its centre, and half-forward lines in brilliant form. Swan Districts- went into attack from, the start and for 25 minutes it sustained a fierce . onslaught at a pace which was truly,, remarkable in view of the pace of' the. three^previous. quarters. It added 'eight goals, ; Subiaco goaling1 only once. The final scores^ere:-^- : ?'?£-. SWAN DISTRICTS; (9-9 (123 pts.) SUBIACO .... .. .: 12.11 (83 pts.) Goal-kickers :— Swan Districts. Gorn (4), Dawes (4), Cook (4), Hellmrich (3), Parkes (2), Bee and Forbes. Subiaco: Jennings (4), Smith (3)-, Green (2), Mullineux (2), and Daily. . „/,*''; ?? Grieve at centre- .was the* outstanding player of the game andV in a, team of which every member did his share,, others O.who played extremely well -ncere Mosey (a* great fighting wingman),. Knepp. Parkes, Forbes (who. 'dominated the ruck), Dawes, Cook, Bee andi Gorn. Subiaeb's best player was Green and he was gived support by Smith, L. Toll. F^Brophy, Kelly and Roe;