Subi can't fend off Swans
Saturday, 28 July 2012
SUBIACO have suffered a second-half fade out to fall to Swan Districts by 33-points at Medibank Stadium.
In a case of déjà vu from round 9, Subiaco dominated early but the Swans edged their way back to overrun the Lions late and win 17.14 (116) to 13.5 (83).
Five third quarter goals to Ash Hansen inspired the Swans comeback and he added two more in the final term after his goalless first half.
Former Lion Shaun Hildebrandt and skipper Josh Roberts were instrumental in the revival.
Earlier, Fremantle AFL-listed player Jack Anthony helped Subiaco set up the lead with three first quarter goals.
Fellow Docker Antoni Grover was busy early and finished with 17 touches.
Skipper Aidan Parker had 25 disposals as he continued to lead from the front.
Subiaco’s accuracy in front of goal coupled with Swan Districts wastefulness saw their lead out to four goals at the half before the visitors begun to take toll of their opportunities.
Swan Districts AFL-listed players Lachie Neale and Andrew Embley were kept quiet as both finished with 16 touches.
George Hampson worked hard all day for his 20 touches.
The first quarter started ominously for Subiaco when Swan Districts kicked the first goal of match with only 23 seconds on the clock. However, from there is was one way traffic with the Lions piling on six successive goals courtesy mostly of Jack Anthony who had three first quarter goals. Inaccuracy in front of goal hurt Swans as Ash Hansen missed several set shots. Hansen stopped the onslaught and ended his own mental demons with a late goal.
Subiaco carried through their first quarter momentum when they booted the first two goals of the second term. The Swans responded with two of their own to arrest some of that momentum before a couple of late Subiaco goals had them back out a four goal lead at the half.
While Subiaco had their brief patch of momentum in the third quarter it was Swan Districts who dominated the quarter courtesy of five Ash Hansen majors. Swans had two periods of three successive goals either side of a two-minute burst where the Lions slotted two. The eight goals to three third quarter saw Swans regain the lead for the first time since the two-minute mark of the first term.
With all of the run Swan Districts made up for all of their earlier misses as they piled on four more to run away with the contest. Subiaco looked tired and could only add two minor scores in an uneventful fourth term.
Need for speed:
Subiaco were able to get the ball long and quick into their forward line early, which allowed the forwards to impact the scoreboard. As this flow slowed so did the scoring.
As seen so many times across the season Subiaco looked flawless early but faded late as the opposition ran over the top of them in the second half.
Subiaco lacked an even spread of contributors. Only two Lions had more then 20 possessions where as for Swan Districts seven players had more than 20.
IN THE RESERVES:
SUBIACO have kept their finals hopes alive with a 14-point win over Swan Districts.
The Lions were able to hold off an improved second-half Swans outfit to win 11.12 (78) to 10.6 (64).
It was Subiaco who started the better of the two sides when they booted four goals in the first term to Swan Districts’ one.
Their lead increased further to the half.
Swan Districts responded with a dominant third quarter to work their way back into the game.
But the Lions were able to hold on in the fourth quarter.
Subiaco’s forward line proved potent as Brant Chambers (four) and Nick Hay (three) combined for seven goals.
The workload was shared in the midfield, Simon Moore amassed 27 possessions, Michael Genovese had 21 and Matt Cullen 23 down back.