Lions and Bulldogs chasing four points
- Thursday, 18 April 2013
Head to Head
Played:327 South Fremantle: 180 Subiaco: 144 Draws: 3
At Fremantle Oval
Played:153 South Fremantle: 96 Subiaco: 54 Draws: 3
Last Meeting - Round 18, 2012 at Medibank Stadium
Subiaco 12.9 (81) def by South Fremantle 14.17 (101)
South Fremantle and Subiaco will both be desperate for the four points when the teams meet at Fremantle Oval on Saturday.
Bulldog’s coach Paul Hasleby has had a nightmare start to 2013 as his side looks to replace the void left when some of their most senior players retired last season.
With Last year’s Bernie Naylor Medalist Ben Saunders watching on from the sidelines Souths have had to look elsewhere for goals, John Sgherza and Kingsley Smith each bagged three in a losing side last week.
The Lions midfielder brigade of Jason Bristow, Brett Mahoney, and Jarrod Kayler-Thomson will all be looking to continue their ball-winning form come Saturday.
Andrew McDougall will play his first game for Subiaco, the former Eagle and Bulldog is set to line up for the Subiaco reserves against South Fremantle on Saturday.
Antoni Grover is will also have his first hit out for 2013, the former Docker is also expected to line up for the Lions’ reserves.
DON’T BE SO RUCK-LESS
Subiaco haven’t been able to replace ruckman Callum Sinclair and were smashed in the hit outs against Claremont last week. The good news is that South Fremantle too are lacking in their ruck stocks so fans can expect a more even hit out tally this week.
COOK ON FIRE
Ryan Cook has been South’s best ball winner so far this season and found it 28 times against Swan Districts last week. For Subiaco Jason Bristow has been running hot, his 34 disposals last week was backed up with a remarkable 9 tackles. Expect these two to go toe to toe in the midfield,
THAT WINNING FEELING
Souths are searching for their first win for season 2013, second year coach Paul Hasleby will no doubt be putting some players on notice. Jarrad Schofield’s Lions have managed only one win from their four games and already find themselves two games and percentage outside the top four.