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PREVIEW: Round 18 v West Perth

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 11:40 AM
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The Demons return home to Lathlain Park this Saturday to take on West Perth for the first time since round 7.

The Falcons were too strong in the two teams only encounter in 2017, doing enough to win the game by 19 points.

Perth will be looking to bounce back from a tough game against East Fremantle and to gain some confidence leading into a bye next week. It will be a game with a lot to play for as both sides desperate to break lengthy losing streaks.

The round 18 game will also be Sandover Medallist Aidan Tropiano's 100th WAFL game.

Perth will be without excitement machine Cody Ninyette, who was suspended for two weeks for striking East Fremantle's Jesse Crichton.

However Devin McFarlane looks set to return after a few weeks off with a fractured cheekbone. Listen to Dr Tom Fairclough on DeeRadio discuss the potential return of the dashing half back.

Inside midfielders Kurtis Chester and Taran Etto have also put their hand up for selection after a number of weeks playing consistent football in the development side.

Liam Mckenna is another one who could be considered after a 30 possesion game in the reserves win against East Fremantle.

Andrew Panetta and his development side will be looking to further certify their finals credentials this week against West Perth. The reserves are currently sitting 3rd.

Andrew Ruck and his colts will be looking to play the conditions and back their ability leading into the end of the season.

Bouncedown for the League game is 2:15pm, Development 11:30am and Colts 9:00am

 

MATCH DAY INFORMATION

Weather: 19°C | Partly cloudy with high chance of showers
Broadcast: ABC radio

3 Licensed Bars: Bar on the Hill, Demon Den and Redlegs Bar. All open from 12 midday 
Kids Zone: Jumpy castle, free face painting, ice-cream van
Half Time Kids Running Races: 3 races for 3 age groups - all kids are welcome to participate. Win a $20 Belmont Forum voucher and a spot in the Grand Final Sprint!
Half Time Bin Kicking Competition: Five randomly selected spectators will get the chance to kick a footy into a bin at half time and WIN!
Bike Raffle: All kids under 16 go into the draw to win a free bike upon entry. Winner announced at half time
Kick-to-Kick: Bring your footy and have a kick on the new oval at the breaks
Merchandise: Get your red and black merchandise from the team store (located next to canteen, near Goddard St entry) or reception. online team store 
Food: Canteen open from 9am thanks to Modern Catering. 
Post Match Presentations: All are welcome upstairs in the Main Hall straight after the league game for a drink and presentation of best players.
Tickets: Adults $15 | Concession $12 | Under 16s free. Alternatively, become a Perth Football Club member 
Parking: Available at the old bowling club site (corner of Bishopsgate St & Roberts Rd), surrounds of Rayment Park and on streets surrounding Lathlain Park. See map below for parking and entrance gates
Public Transport: Victoria Park Station is located 400m from Lathlain Park and there are numerous nearby bus stops. Plan your Transperth journey here.