Colts fall short
- Saturday, 23 June 2012
The Lions have suffered an agonising four point loss against the third place Claremont Tigers today in a tough encounter at Medibank Stadium.
Three goals by youngster Rhys Mcalister weren’t enough to lift the Lions, who dominated large portions of the game.
Although receiving more scoring shots than their opponent the Lions could only convert 50% of their chances which became the deciding factor in the low scoring affair.
Nothing is to be taken away from the hard-working midfield though, who matched it with one of the best sides in the league.
Regular contributors Halligan, Wohiling, Le Fanu, Featherstonaugh and Garcia had an impact on the midfield struggle, buoyed by the presence of WA State representative Dom Sheed who pitched in with 24 possessions.
17 year old Rhys McAlister had the best game of his embryonic eight game career with a three goals and five marks primarily in the forward line. McAlister has been knocking on the door of solid selection all year and could prove to be key forward in years to come
Melville product James Hughes has pushed himself into regular selection in the last month with a gutsy attitude and hard work ethic. The defender has recorded 22 tackles in his first three games of Colts football, 11 of those coming in today’s game against the Tigers. He’s willingness to fight for the ball will become a valuable asset in a growing defence.
Charles Le Fanu
The Frenchman has become an influential player for the Colts this year. In his second year of regular Colts footy Le Fanu has blossomed into a hard working midfielder who could be a potential leader. 19 possessions and nine marks against the Tigers stood out on the stat sheet, but what wasn’t included on the stat sheet is his ability to switch play and channel the ball through congestion.
Slow starts have plagued the Colts this year with another one goal first quarter forcing the Lions to play catch up footy. What was impressive about the Colts today was their ability to rectify it quickly however, with a four goal straight second quarter to put them right back in the mix.
The Lions had 12 more tackles than the opposing Tigers, which forced Claremont to hand-ball through congestion rather than get kicks away. The forced pressure has been a highlight of the Colts for the last month and will continue to be.
Yet again, James Garcia takes Dream Team top points for the third week in a row with a solid 109, which included 21 touches, 9 marks and two goals. If you were looking for a bargain this week, look no further than James Hughes whose hard-nosed total of 11 tackles earned him a season high 89.
S 1.2 4.2 7.6 8.8 (56)
P 4.2 5.3 8.4 9.6 (60)
Sheed, Wohiling, Clarke, Garcia, McAlister, Hughers
Subiaco’s Goals :
McAlister 3; Garcia 2; Wood, Harvie, Clarke.
Subiaco face co-tenants at East Perth at Medibank Stadium to push for their slim finals hopes. Kick off 9AM.