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MATCH WON IN FIRST HALF. Swan Districts' Initial Success. Withstanding a spirited finish by Subiaco, after having built up a useful lead earlier in the game, Swan Districts gained its first win of the season when it defeated Subiaco by eight points at Bassendean Oval on Saturday afternoon, Swan Districts had mach the better of the play in the first half, its centre line having a marked advantage, while the team as a whole was faster to the ball; but for -inaccuracy in the forward lines its lead would have been greater. Many of the Subiaco players showed lack - of initiative, but in the second half, with several alterations in positions, its play improved greatly. The back lines were more solid, and the side showed more dash. Gradually Subiaco wore down the leeway, and early in the last quarter drew to within three points of Swan Dis tricts: erratic forward movements, how ever, broke down on a strong back line, and Swan Districts won by eight points. The teams were: SWAN DISTRICTS.-Backs: Zilko, Gray, Bastow. Half-backs: Switch, 8inclair. May nard. Centres: Erepo Darmody. Mosey. Half-forwards: J. O'NeIlL Ditchburn. J. Clarke. Forwards. Wicks. Rosewarne. Park. Ruck: Murray, Chester, Sweetapple (rover). Nineteenth man: Pearce (replaced Maynard. Injured ankle, in thee last quarter). SIBIACO.4-Baks: Pisher. L. Toil Strsack. Half-backs: F. Wllims, Roe, Stuart. Centres: O. Ryan, Brewer. Bowe. Half-forwards: Allen, L. Mills, Bennett. Forwards: McCal lum, Hardiman," Leitch. Ruck: B. Smith, Beresford, Bunton (rover). Nineteenth man: Peers (replaced Mlls, broken nose, in the second quarter). UMPIRE.-R. Donoghue. With the assistance of the breeze, Swan Districts was quickly into stride, but inaccurate kicking for goal nullified much of the good work of the centre line. Sublaco was winning in the ruck, but its men were slow-moving in com parison with those of Swan Districts, and it had scored only 1.2 to 3.6 at quarter-time. Two quick goals further lengthened Swan Districts' lead, despite a tendency to overdo the hand pass when within kicking distance. Changes in plac -ings had had little beneficial effect on Subiaco's play, and at half-time Swan Districts had a handy lead-7.6 to 3.5. Hardiman went to centre half-back at the start of the third quarter, immediately giving the defence more solidity. Subiaco now began to play with Miore dash, and with Smith, Roe and Bunton showing to advantage, and Bowe now holding his own with Krepp, three goals were scored. 'Sinelair was in brilliant form at half-back, checking further Subiaco moves, and at three-quarter time, Swan Districts led with 9.9 to 6.9. Two goals to Subiaco early in the last quarter, fol lowed by several points, gave promise of an interesting finish. For a time it ap peared that Subiaco would win, but its forward work was ragged, and the Swan Districts backs, led by Sinclair and Mur ray, rose to the occasion and a goal by Clarke made the game safe, the final scores being: SWAN DISTRICTS . . 10.10 (lipts.) SUBIACO . . . . . 8.14 (62pts.) Scorers.-Swan Districts: Rosewarne, 3.5; Ditchburn, 2.0; Sweetapple, 2.0; Clarke, 1.2; Murray, 1.0; Park, LO; Pearce, 0.1; O'Neill, 01; Wicks, 0..L Subiaco: Bunton, 3.4; Peers, 2.1; Ieltch, 1.1; Roe, 1.1; Brewer, 1.0; Smith, 0.2; Beresford, 0.1; McCallum, 0.1; Allen, 0.1; Ryan, 0.1; Hardiman, 0.1. Marking well, and clearing with plenty of dash, Sinclair revealed excellent form at centre half-back and for a short per iod in goals, particularly in the last quar ter. Darmody won In the centre through out the game, his co-operation with Krepp (who played a brilliant first half but was not so prominent afterwards) being a feature. Mosey completed a win ning centre line, and Rosewarne, though he kicked five points in succession in the opening quarter, played cleverly in the forward lines, especially when. at half-forward. Murray showed his best form for the season, playing better as the game went on, and the best of the others were O'Neill, Wicks, Maynard and Clarke. Bunton and Smith were the only Subi aco men who played consistently well throughout, Despite plenty of attention, and the failure of many of his team mates to take advantage of his clever leading, Bunton roved well and also kicked three goals. Smith dominated the ruck and at times marked brilliantly, but his knocking-out was sometimes m.i directed. Rardiman was out of touch in the first half, but when transferred to half-back he was almost impassable, making many fine clearances. Roe, at half-forward and in the rack, also played better in the second half, as did Bowe on a wing. Allen, Strack and Toll played well at times.