Colts go down at East Freo
- Saturday, 06 April 2013
A final quarter comeback wasn’t enough to get the win for the Subiaco Lions as they go down to East Fremantle by 17 points at East Fremantle Oval.
The Lions were trailing for the entire game after a slow first quarter but showed real character with an undermanned side.
They entered the game without first team regulars Hayden Kennedy (elbow), Connor Wilkinson (illness) and Jordan Bestry (illness) but showed the team had depth, trailing by 11 points in the last quarter before conceding late goals.
Ryan Vermeesch added another notch to his fledgling career leading the goal-kickers with four in an impressive display up forward.
As expected Michael Wood was also amongst the goal-kicking action with three and gathered 17 disposals with stints in the midfield.
Without starting ruckman Jordan Bestry and partner in crime Hayden Kennedy, this match was always going to be a test for Walters; and he was up to the challenge. The tall midfielder stood up against the momentum on numerous occasions to make an impact gathering 19 gutsy disposals.
Played a more central role in this game and read the ball really well to record 23 disposals. Was an integral part in the middle channel and lead a few intelligent switches.
Ryan Vermeesch on the run Photo: Michael Flood
Andrew Vawser would have to be one of the gutsiest players I’ve seen play Colts football. Runs hard and competes for the entirety of the game. Really important player for the Lions this year to add a bit of grunt to the midfield.
YOUNG VERMEESCH OFF THE LEASH:
Ryan Vermeesch has developed into a solid option up forward for the Lions this year kicking seven goals as a second/third tall in the forward line. The Esperance lad is good mark overhead and can kick goals from the crumb and set shots. Four goals today was his largest tally and performances like so are more than welcome.
S 0.1 4.5 7.7 12.8 (80)
C 4.4 7.6 11.9 14.13 (97)
Walters, Webster, Vermeesch, Vawser, Jackson & Wood
Subiaco’s Goals :
Vermeesch 4; Wood 3; McAlister 2; Deluca, T. Jackson & White