- Saturday, 01 September 2012
Kane Bloxsidge and Chad Jones collide. PHOTO - CAM WEDEMEYER - SUBIACO FC / twenty5six.com
SUBIACO will quickly move onto season 2013 after a disappointing 101-point loss against Claremont on Saturday.
The Tigers kicked nine goals in the first term and it didn't improve much for the Lions as they suffered a 23.13 (151) to 7.8 (50) final scoreline.
Claremont's midfield was dominant with Kane Mitchell (35 possessions), Jake Murphy (34), Luke Blackwell (26) and Andrew Browne (24).
Subiaco's defenders Antoni Grover (25 possessions) and skipper Aidan Parker (24) were the Lions best but had a task to great.
Seventeen-year-old Dom Sheed had it 21 times and kicked two goals, which included one on the quarter-time siren to save some respectability.
Two of the debutants Tim Whyte and Simon Moore garnered 13 touches in their first league match.
Fellow debutant Seva Martin (14 hit outs) only had six touches but performed admirably against Mitchell Andrews in the ruck.
The game was all but over after Claremont's start but Subiaco produced an improved second quarter defensive effort.
A twelve-goal-to-four second half humbling the Lions.
QUARTER BY QUARTER
Trinity Handley kicked the first goal of the game with a set shot and Claremont quickly added a second. The Lions looked set to boot their first goal of the afternoon when Clancy Wheeler had a set shot directly in front only to be stripped of the kick for a downfield free kick Claremont's way. Ill-discipline hurt the Lions as they gave away free kicks that cost them majors.
A real arm wrestle in the second quarter it took until the 18 minute mark of the second term for the first goal when Claremont goaled. With only two goals in the quarter, the Tigers kicked both of them to slightly extend their quarter-time lead.
Up until midway through the third term Subiaco had put in a respectable effort with three goals to the Tigers five. However, Claremont piled on four straight majors as they began to run away with the contest.
The fourth quarter went much the same way as the second half of the third quarter. Claremont kicked three, Subiaco got one back late but couldn't bring the margin under three figures.
Aidan Parker was a lone ranger all year long. The skipper was forced to do far too much on his own and did it again tonight.
Injuries hurt the Lions all year long. Not just in terms of the significant players who have been sidelined but continuity for the team. Some youth has been exposed and the team will benefit in years to come.