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Subiaco s Lachlan Delahunty gets a kick away during last week s round one win over South Fremantle.
Subiaco's Lachlan Delahunty gets a kick away during last week's round one win over South Fremantle.

Subiaco coach Jarrod Schofield is wary of East Fremantle’s strong defence ahead of Saturday's WAFL clash at WA Country Builders Stadium.

The Lions unveiled 14 news recruits last week in their round one win against South Fremantle.

But Schofield said the Sharks would be a different proposition.

He said the Sharks were a good side at building forward thrusts from their defensive half.

“They have got us covered at the moment, they beat us three times last year and once during the preseason,” he said.

“We know they have a good defence and a solid midfield with some handy forwards.

“They set up a lot of their attacks from defence so we will need to make sure we kick a big enough score to win.

“If it turns into a shoot-out it will be good for the crowd, but we will stick to our game plan.”

Rhys Waters shone with five goals in Subiaco’s 17.9 (111) to 9.19 (73) twilight fixture victory over the Bulldogs last weekend.

Chris Phelan finished with 32 possessions, six marks, five tackles and five inside 50s.

Former VFL player Lachlan Delahunty (Frankston), selected in the VFL’s 2012 team of the year, created plenty of opportunities in attack when he wasn’t relieving former West Perth big man Frank Stockley in the ruck.

The Lions will need to overcome the one-hour flight to Geraldton on game-day if they are to continue their unblemished record.

Schofield is confident his team will cope with the extra travel.

“It will be good for the boys to get away as we are trying to build that tightness as a group,” he said.

“It is great for WA footy and the supporters in the country who do not get to see their team too often.

“Hopefully we can draw a big crowd.”

The match will take place at WA Country Builders Stadium on Saturday, March 29 from 2.05pm.

Entry prices - Adults $15, Concession $12, 16 and 17 year olds $10, Cars $5, Children under 15 FREE.

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