Round two WAFL preview
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Round 2: Statistical Preview
South Fremantle v West Coast
West Coast have now lost their last five games, equalling their five-game losing streak between round 5 and 9 of 2019. Their longest losing streak is seven games from the 1st semi final of 2019 to round 9, 2021. South Fremantle have scored a total of 65 points or less in their last five games, although they managed to win three of those games. Over those five games they averaged 51 points for and 60 points against.
Swan Districts v East Fremantle
After coming off losses in round 1, both these teams are looking to avoid a 0-2 start to 2022. The Sharks have only ever started a season 0F-2 a total of 18 times (last time 2019), but seven of those have come since 2003. For Swans, they have been 0-2, 22 times (last time 2020) and they also have been 0-2 seven times this century.
Claremont v Subiaco
A Claremont win will give Subiaco a 0-2 start to a season for the first time since 2001. Subiaco have won their last four games at Claremont Oval and a win will stretch the streak to five games which will be the Lions equal second longest win streak at the Tigers home ground. Subiaco’s longest win streak at Claremont Oval is seven wins from 1942-1949. The last time they won five in a row at Claremont was from 1934-1937. Subiaco will be playing this game whilst occupying ninth place on the ladder, a position they had never held at the end of a round of fixtures before.
Peel Thunder v West Perth
Peel Thunder had the biggest win in round 1 which sees them entering a match in first place on the ladder for the first time since round 3, 2017 a game they lost by 43 points to South Fremantle. The Thunder would go on a four-game losing streak. West Perth have lost their last two games, they have not lost three games in a row since 2019. The Falcons have won the last four games against Peel and all three previous times they have met in a round 2 fixture.
Perth v East Perth
This is the eleventh time these teams have met in a round 2 fixture, but just the second time they’ve play against each other with identical 1-0 records. The other time the Demons and Royals played when they were both 1-0 was in 1959 when the Royals won by 39 points.
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99: Mark Hutchings (WP, EP, WC)
99: Mark Hamilton (WP)
98: Shayne Hille (EP)
97: Aidan Lynch (WP, EP)
49: Zachary Hill (P)
48: Jonathon Marsh (EF)
47: Eddie Simpson (EP, C)
47: Callan England (C, EP)
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