Triple Treat for Subiaco
- Saturday, 30 June 2012
SUBIACO have kept their season alive with a six-goal win over East Perth.
The Lions led from early in the second term and gradually extended their lead on way to the 12.15 (87) to 7.9 (51) win.
A six goal second quarter the main catalyst for the victory in the relatively low scoring match.
Subiaco righted their wrongs of the second-half fade out from a week earlier as they kept the Royals scoreless after the main break.
The Lions kicked three of their own as they extended their 30-point half-time lead.
Subiaco’s ability to minimise the impact of the East Perth midfield and Clancy Wheeler’s efforts in the ruck to keep Paul Johnson and Josh Smith quiet without Callum Sinclair or Douglas was important.
George Hampson’s three two first half goals and three majors for the afternoon helped set up the game when it was there to be won.
Rob Forrest continued his impressive form in the midfield with a team high 31 possessions.Des Headland kicked three goals but was erratic in front of goals with four behinds.
QUARTER BY QUARTER
East Perth were handed the opening goal of the game courtesy of a 50m penalty. Subiaco responded with back-to-back goals from Des Headland and George Hampson, who slotted a snap from deep in the pocket. East Perth halted the Lions momentum with two of their own. Subiaco’s inaccuracy prevented them leading at quarter time.
In a low scoring opening exchanges to the George Hampson broke the deadlock before as they did to Claremont a week earlier Subiaco used the second half of the second period to break the game open. The six goal to two period the main catalyst for their eventual win.
East Perth kicked the first goal of the third term but if was the only one they would conjure for quarter as Subiaco responded with a Des Headland goal. Rhys Waters set shot from 50m was touched on the goal line but he wouldn’t be denied a second time when he took a spectacular contested pack mark and finished it off.
Subiaco kicked the all-important first goal of the fourth quarter within the first 45 seconds of the quarter but it wouldn’t prove to be a sign for the quarter – the only major score of the final term. East Perth kept goalless as the game played out without much life.
Wortho his weight in gold
Scott Worthington has put together two weeks of impressive performances and had 22 touches with 14 kicks, eight handpasses and eight marks. Worthington continued his ability to take pack marks as a medium sized player.
It is the first time in 2012 that all three of Subiaco’s teams have won on any given Saturday. Colts won by a solitary point, the reserves had a 15.12 (102) to 8.7 (55) win and the League team won by six goals.
Rowen McDonnell showed his ability at the highest level with 25 possessions. He was Subiaco’s second high possession getter behind Rob Forrest.
GOALS – SUBIACO: Headland, Hampson 3; Chambers 2; Bristow, Hassett, Wheeler, Waters. EAST PERTH: Seal 3; Oakley-Nicholls, Smith, Maldenis, Eades.
BEST – SUBIACO: Headland, Forrest, McDonnell, Anthony, Hampson, Rumble, Daye. EAST PERTH: Maldenis, Sampey, Clutterbuck, Seal, Moss, Wulff.
UMPIRES: T Keating, D O’Neill, G Parker.
CROWD: 1200 (approx) at Medibank Stadium.
Subiaco's reserves showed what they are capable of with a 15.12 (102) to 8.7 (55) thumping of the Royals.
The Lions led at every change to run out eventual 47-point winners.
Like the league team the win was set up on the back of a six-goal second quarter.
Buddy Pickett was best on ground for the Lions booting eight goals while playing in forward pocket.
Michael Genovese continued to stake his claim for a league birth with 27 possessions and a goal.
Tim Whyte displayed some of his best form in maroon and goal with 26 touches while Simon Moore backed up last week's best on ground performance with 24 possessions.
Bad news for the Lions with Scott Ward tearing his hamstring in the opening minutes.