Milestones an extra spur for Sharks
Milestones an extra spur for Sharks

East Fremantle hope milestone men Mark McGough and Luke Weller will help shake hoodoo team Subiaco at East Fremantle Oval today.

The Lions have won 26 of the past 28 games between the two clubs, dating back to 2001.

The Sharks' only victories in that time came in round 12 of the 2002 season (21 points) and round 21 of 2010 (11 points).

Though they might have different on-field roles for East Fremantle, defender Weller, 30, and midfielder McGough, 27, each had two AFL homes before heading west.

McGough, in his third WAFL season, played 49 games for Collingwood and St Kilda from 2002-06.

Aged 17, and in just his second game of senior football, McGough was awarded the Anzac Medal as the best player in the 2002 Anzac Day clash between the Magpies and Essendon.

Weller, who is in his sixth WAFL season, was rookie-listed by Brisbane in 2001 and went on to play four games for the Lions in 2003 and seven for Richmond the next year.

Weller will have extra incentive for his 100th game, with parents Neville and Wanda making the trip from Queensland for today's match.

"Hopefully I can have a good game and don't get too many goals kicked on me," Weller said.

"We just need to keep the consistency up and if we can do that, hopefully we can come away with a win."

Captain McGough, lining up in his 50th game, did not need reminding of Subiaco's dominance against East Fremantle.

"It's hard to forget that the Sharks have only had one win against the Lions in the past 25 games," McGough said.

"This will be the seventh time I've played them and we have only beaten them once.

"Where we are sitting at the moment, we really need to keep winning and that's probably more important than milestone games for me and Duck (Weller).

"It is more important that we go out and beat Subiaco this week.

"It's pretty tight in the top four and we really want to be pushing up towards the top two."

The Lions, who have lost their past six games, added Fremantle squad members Jack Anthony and Antoni Grover, midfielder Jason Bristow and Scott Worthington.

East Fremantle regained leading goal kicker Max Duffy.

Former Docker Casey Sibosado was picked to play his first league game for South Fremantle after previously lining up for Claremont and Perth.

Sibosado played three games for the Tigers in 2009 and then added 30 more for the Demons in 2010 and 2011.

He was thrown a lifeline by the Bulldogs after being de-listed by the Dockers last year.

The 21-year-old considered playing country football this season when it looked likely that he would not be able to resume his WAFL career because of his high points value.

Defender Adam Doughty was named to make his league debut for the Bulldogs, who also added Rhys Miller, Jacob Martinez, Jayden Woods and Shannon Burnett for the match against East Perth at Fremantle Oval.

The Royals regained tall Fremantle utility player Zac Clarke but will be without suspended players Nick Kommer and Brett Eades as well as injured pair Kyle Anderson (ham- string) and Stephen Mansfield (back).

The West Australian

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