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Round 15 WAFLW Preview v West Perth

Friday, June 7, 2024 - 4:07 PM

Swan Districts has a chance to take a big leap towards being part of the WAFLW finals in 2024 when they take on the second placed West Perth on Saturday night to close Round 15 of the season.

It's the second last round of the 2024 WAFLW season this weekend and for Swan Districts, the challenge is taking on the second placed West Perth at Pentanet Stadium on Saturday night starting at 7.05pm.

The lure is there for the black-and-whites that a win will go a long way to securing a finals position again in 2024, but it is a significant test up against a West Perth team coming into the match up sitting in second spot and on a three-game winning run.

Coming into the penultimate round match and Swan Districts is currently in fourth position on the WAFLW ladder with a 6-6 record following the 12-point loss last Sunday to the league-leading reigning premiers East Fremantle.

Meanwhile, West Perth has now won its last three matches to sit in second position with a 9-3 record.

That makes Saturday night's game a crucial one for both teams with Swans needing the win to stay where they are in fourth position heading into the last round while the Falcons also have to win to avoid slipping back behind Claremont and into third position with one game to play.

The two teams have played five times so far in the WAFLW competition with Swan Districts winning the first four of those meetings after West Perth joined in 2022.

It was a dominant four-game run for Swans over the Falcons the previous two seasons as well with the average winning margin of 60.1 points with them outscoring West Perth 45.34 (304) to 8.13 (61) across those four meetings.

Swan Districts kicked at least 10 goals in each of those wins against West Perth with the Falcons having only kicked eight goals in total, and no more three in any of the match ups.

However, this is a significantly better West Perth team in 2024 and that was on show in Round 8 when the two teams clashed at Steel Blue Oval with the Falcons winning by 57 points.

On the day for Swans, Tamzyn Beros kicked the long goal on a day where they kicked 1.11 as a team with Lily Paterson racking up 37 possessions, Emma Humphries 20 and Carys D'Addario 17.

Swan Districts is looking to bounce back from last Sunday's narrow loss to East Fremantle and has made three changes to the team with Sienna Gerardi, Adi Griffith and Sienna Pollard coming back into the line-up.

Going out for the black-and-whites are Emma Nanut, Brianna Hyde and Naomi Baker.

West Perth is looking to back up last week's 75-point win against East Perth with Lea Caccamo, Stacey Francis-Bayman, Dakoda Hallam and Kailea Thomas coming back into the side.

Going out for the Falcons are Teal Bennett, Elissa Price, Nadia Parora and Taylah McGorlick.

Meanwhile, in Round 15 of the Rogers Cup it will be Swan Districts also taking on West Perth at Pentanet Stadium in Joondalup with the game getting underway at 5pm.

It's a big challenge for Swan Districts who currently sit in fourth position on the Rogers Cup ladder with a 7-5 record.

They do need to keep winning to stay there but the Falcons are the reigning premiers and have already wrapped up the minor premiership for 2024 with a perfect 12-0 record coming into the last two games.

Swan Districts had the bye in the Rogers Cup last weekend and prior to that beat East Perth by 85 points while West Perth continued its unbeaten season in the Rogers Cup with last Friday night's 94-point win against the Royals as well.