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Round 9 WAFL Match Report v Subiaco

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 10:21 AM

You couldn’t have scripted it better with Tony Notte taking a trademark mark as the siren sounded in his 300th game on Saturday with Swan Districts having scored the impressive and important 11-point victory against Subiaco.

It was a historic occasion on Saturday at Leederville's Sullivan Logistics Stadium with Notte becoming just the second Swan Districts player ever to reach 300 games and the seventh overall in the WAFL competition in history.

It was a tight affair throughout the afternoon with the Lions but in the finish two late goals from Jiah Reidy sealed the deal and then it was Notte taking a big mark on the siren with Swan Districts prevailing 9.11 (65) to 7.12 (54).

The win improves Swans to a 4-4 record on the season to move to fourth position on the WAFL ladder by the end of Round 9 having now won the past two matches and three of the past four.

Jiah Reidy ended up kicking three goals in the win for Swan Districts with all coming in the second half which included the last two of the game that took his team to the eventual 11-point victory.

Jesse Glass-McCasker played a crucial role in the win too kicking two goals while also helping out in the ruck end ending the game with 10 touches, four tackles, three marks and 20 hit outs.

The Swans midfield was once again outstanding with Josh Cipro racking up 27 possessions and laying five tackles while Jye Chalcraft gathered another 27 disposals and Nik Rokahr had 23 touches, nine inside 50s, six marks and six tackles.

Captain Jesse Turner also finished with 22 possessions, four marks, four tackles and four inside-50 entries with Jackson McLachlan gathering 21 disposals, Aidan Clarke 15 and milestone man Notte 15 to go with six marks.

Subiaco got off to a good start with the game's first goal through Jack Mayo with Swan Districts unable to score until a behind to Jehb O'Donohue at the 13-minute mark.

The first goal for Swans then didn’t come until Tom Edwards kicked truly at the 17-minute mark but Subiaco went into quarter-time leading by six points thanks to a late goal from Taj Schofield.

Swan Districts drew back level to start the second term with a goal to Aidan Clarke before Subiaco responded through defender Galen Savigni who managed to sneak forward.

The last goal of the first half went the way of Swans with Ayden Cartwright kicking truly and that had the black-and-whites back within three points of the Lions by the half-time break.

Swan Districts were back in front to start the second half with an early goal to Jiah Reidy before a string of behinds to both teams over the next 10 minutes before Subiaco regained the lead with a goal to Wil Hickmott.

Swans responded again thanks to Brad Lynch, but then the Lions finished the third term strongly with the last two goals to take an eight-point lead by three quarter-time.

That meant Swan Districts had the job ahead of them with a quarter to play but it was a big start with two goals to big man Jesse Glass-McCasker who was also spending significant time in the ruck.

Subiaco drew back level thanks to Jacob Evitt but then it was Reidy who kicked two goals in less than two minutes to end up sealing the 11-point win for Swans with the ball fittingly finishing in the hands of remarkable milestone man Tony Notte.

The day's action at Sullivan Logistics Stadium got underway on Saturday morning with the 15.5 (95) to 9.5 (59) colts win for Swan Districts against Subiaco.

The victory improves Swans to a 3-4 record on the season in the colts to be just a game outside the top four with Otis Harvey, Jessie Hollins, Lukas Dolliver, Carlos Partington and Leon Kickett all kicking two goals apiece.

Harvey also racked up 24 possessions to go with laying 10 tackles while Lucas Andrews finished with 24 disposals, Chayse Martinson 23, Leo Steed 15 and Ethan Hall 11 to go with 35 hit outs.

Swan Districts' reserves then went down to Subiaco 15.8 (98) to 10.10 (70) with the black-and-whites now sitting in second last place at 1-6 on the back of last year's reserves premiership.

Kristian Caporn kicked three goals for Swans and Josh Clements two with Tarir Bayok gathering 25 possessions, Ethyn Kane 21, Oliver Zolnier-Owens 19, Brodyn Fitzgerald 18 and Mitch Roche 17.