Subiaco premiership player Angus Dewar celebrates 100th league game with victory over Perth
Ongerup-raised Angus Dewar has celebrated his 100th game with a win, starting the new WAFL season in perfect fashion with Subiaco.
Dewar, who played for Royals and Albany in the Great Southern Football League, made his 100th league appearance on Saturday as the Lions faced Perth in round one at Mineral Resources Park.
The Lions finished comfortable 26-point winners in the end as Dewar and fellow Great Southern product Corey Hitchcock were both influential.
Dewar had 13 disposals, three marks and four tackles in his milestone game as his side kept the Demons to just one goal in the second half.
Hitchcock made the switch from the Demons to the Lions in the off-season and shined against his former club.
He booted a goal and had seven touches and was dangerous throughout in the front half.
Railways junior Jacob Blight also had a winning start at his new club, after making the move from Claremont to Peel Thunder.
Blight was reliable in defence for the Thunder league side as they won a four-point thriller over East Fremantle at Lane Group Stadium on Good Friday.
The 21-year-old finished with 13 possessions, three marks and two inside 50s.
He made seven league appearances for Claremont, four of those coming last season, but struggled for opportunities in the second half of the year.
Ex-North Albany midfielder Alex Pearce won plenty of the ball in his league debut for East Perth on Friday.
Pearce has made the move from Claremont to the Royals for the new WAFL season.
The 21-year-old played seven league games for the Tigers last year but was dropped to the reserves for the finals.
In his first game in Royals colours, Pearce collected 20 disposals to go with three tackles and six inside 50s as his side beat Swan Districts by a single point.
North Albany product Talon Delacey played his part in Claremont’s league victory over West Perth on Friday.
Delacey had 13 touches, seven marks and kicked a goal as his side won by 14 points.
In the colts, young Great Southern talent Ryley Valli made a strong start to the season.
Valli was the only player from the region picked in Claremont’s round one team and the midfielder collected 15 possessions and three marks to go with five tackles as his side were dominant 56-point winners.
Kleemann medallist Zach Jackson has returned to the WAFL after a season with Mt Barker and he was the leading possession winner for Perth in their reserves defeat.
Jackson racked up 28 disposals, three marks and three inside 50s in the season opener.
Ex-Railways and Albany livewire Henrick Alforque was named in the best players for Swan Districts reserves as they beat East Perth.
Alforque kicked 1.4 but had 13 touches, four marks and four tackles as a small forward.
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