Colts get elusive win
- Saturday, 28 April 2012
Dom Sheed was best afield with 27 touches. Photo - Doc Fethers
Subiaco’s Colts Coach Steve Armstrong says his team’s first win of the season is the culmination of a month of hard work.
The Lions beat co-tenants East by 46-points in a heavily rain-affected match.
“It’s a great boost for the team,” Armstrong said after the 14.9 (93) to 6.2 (38).
“We have been training and playing well for the past month and we just haven’t put it together for four quarters.
“The boys played for each other today and got the rewards.”
A dominant second quarter in which the Lions kept East Perth scoreless while piling on six majors the foundations of the win.
Subiaco also outscoring the Royals in the third quarter to ensure the victory.
Dominic Sheed led the team with 27 touches, Kyle Halligan the next best with 19 disposals, 13 kicks and six handpasses, while his brother Alex Sheed was a rock in defence for the Lions.
Mitch Harvie important with his 13 possessions.
“We have been working hard over the past month without much joy, so for everyone involved it’s a great boost and a relief,” said Harvie.
“we brought in Cody Grace, a 16 year old, and Brandon Paulitz, who still hasn’t turned 17, and they were terrific. In recent weeks we have had Jordan Webster, Peter Harvey, Rhys McAlister and Jordan Bestry and they now understand what is required of them.
“As Army said to us after the game it’s a matter of continuing to work hard on the style of play that want produce each week. As long as we stick to that we will continue to improve.”
S: 14.9 (93)
EP: 6.2 (38)
Subiaco goalkickers: Webster 2, Sheed 2, Wood 2, Grace 2, De Luca 2, Garcia, McAlister, Harvie, Halligan.
Subiaco best: Sheed. D, Sheed. A, Bestry, Turner, Somers, Halligan.
QUARTER BY QUARTER:
East Perth’s day started with ill discipline when a 50m penalty handed Subiaco the first goal of the game courtesy of James Garcia. East Perth got on the board when Subiaco’s defense was penalized for a throwing infringement inside their defensive 50. Cody Grace, who was making his colts debut and first appearance for the season bobbed up along with Michael Wood who kicked a goal on the stroke of quarter time to give the Lions a one-point lead.
When Subiaco snared the first two goals of the quarter courtesy of Jordan Webster they had shot out to a lead and it set the tone for the whole quarter as they kept the Royals goalless and piled on six majors.
The sides went goal for goal in the third quarter with the Lions winning the quarter by the smallest of margins. Subiaco kicking 2.1 to the East Perth’s two straight. As the rain began to fall scoring becoming difficult.
Dominic Sheed was at his dominant best with 27 possessions. An important cog in Subiaco’s Colts side. It would have been a 129pt dream team effort.