Swan Districts have overcome the loss of tall defender Brent Latch in the second quarter to beat Subiaco by 43 points in the top of the table twilight clash at Medibank Stadium.
It was a game of fluctuating fortunes, Swans sealing their fifth consecutive win with eight goals to the Lions two in a pulsating final quarter.
Defender Graham Jetta was supreme throughout for the winners while unheralded forward Matt Jukes shone in attack with six telling goals.
Swans full back Tallan Ames (200 games) and Ryan Davis (100 games) were carried from the field on their teammates shoulders after the match.
Ames was another of Swan Districts bets players, restricting Matt Boland to two goals, while Davis was also a valuable contributor.
Latch was able to join his teammates in the three-quarter time huddle but took no further part after a heavy collision with Subiaco forward Rhys Waters late in the second quarter.
The black and whites led by 11 points at the first change Jukes with three goals.
The 22-year-old slotted six pointers at the 13, 15 and 27-minute mark to help give his side the early ascendancy.
Subiaco made their move in the second term, with five of seven goals kicked for the quarter.
The Lions lost Rhett Kerr for the game with what appeared to be a serious shoulder injury at the 22-minute mark of the second stanza.
Subiaco led by seven points at half time, with Swans holding a slender three-point advantage at three-quarter time.
Swans kicked the first seven goals of the final term to set up their victory.
The two clubs split the minor grades, Swans taking out the colts by 22 points and Subiaco the reserves by 43 points.
Simon Moore was terrific in the reserves for the Lions with 34 possessions, nine marks and five inside 50s.
Jesse Manton maintained his prolific form for Swans with 28 disposals, eight marks two tackles and six inside 50s to stake his claim for a call-up to the senior side.
|GOALS – SWAN DISTRICTS: Jukes 6; Rogers 3; Davis, Geappen, Cary 2; Casserly, B Jetta, C Blakely, Notte. SUBIACO: Yarran 3; Waters, Boland 2; Blechynden, Horsley, C Deluca, Mahoney, Joyce, Stockley.|
BEST – SWAN DISTRICTS: G Jetta, Jukes, Ames, Rogers, Notte, Ugle, Davis. SUBIACO: Bristow, Horsley, Delahunty, Elliott, Stockley.