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Round 3 WAFLW Preview v East Perth

Friday, March 15, 2024 - 4:31 PM

Swan Districts will be looking to make it consecutive wins in the WAFLW competition this Sunday afternoon when hosting East Perth at Steel Blue Oval.

Swans opened their account for the 2024 WAFLW season last Sunday with a commanding win at home to Peel Thunder, and now it's back to Steel Blue Oval this Sunday afternoon to take on the Royals.

The league contest begins at 2.10pm on Sunday at Bassendean with the Rogers Cup contest also between Swan Districts and East Perth starting the day from 12.05pm.

Swan Districts will be playing East Perth for the third time in the WAFLW competition when the two teams do battle at Steel Blue Oval on Sunday afternoon.

The Royals joined the WAFLW for the first time last season and they are still yet to record a victory which included the black-and-whites winning both their meetings of 2023.

The two teams played one another for the first ever time in the WAFLW in Round 7 last year which saw Swan Districts prevail by 89 points at Leederville Oval.

The second meeting took place at Steel Blue Oval in Round 12 and it was a 52-point victory for Swans over the Royals on that occasion.

So in the two meetings last year it was Swan Districts outscoring East Perth 24.19 (163) to 3.4 (22) with Swans on the way to another finals appearance and the Royals ending up finishing on the bottom going through winless.

Now to start the 2024 season, Swan Districts opened up with a competitive loss to Claremont before returning to Steel Blue Oval last Sunday to impressively beat Peel Thunder by 63 points.

There was a lot to like in the win for Swans including Courtney Zappara kicking five goals and Tayla Thorn two.

Carys D'Addario also racked up 24 possessions, Lily Paterson 24, Taylah Edwards 19, Naomi Baker 19 and Emma Humphries 17 while Lauren Quaife had 17 hit outs.

East Perth has shown signs of improvement to start the new season but still suffered to losses to begin the new campaign going down to Subiaco by 95 points in Round 1 and then West Perth by 55 points last Sunday at Sullivan Logistics Stadium.

Jessica Rentsch was the goalkicker in that game last week for East Perth who also had 14 possessions. Taylah Suda also collected 16 disposals, Layla Firns 15 and Abbey Barber 10.

Meanwhile in the Rogers Cup contest to start the day on Sunday, Swan Districts is looking to keep its undefeated start going under new coach Tayah Reed by taking on the winless East Perth.

Swans opened up the new season in the Rogers beating Claremont by 10 points at Revo Fitness Stadium before backing that up to beat Peel Thunder by 28 points last Sunday at Steel Blue Oval.

East Perth, meanwhile, has started the Rogers Cup season with two losses, going down to Subiaco by 29 points and then to West Perth by 55 points last Sunday.

Swans will now attempt to stay unbeaten this Sunday while keeping the Royals winless to date in 2024 at the same time.