Colts Preview- Round 10
- Thursday, 23 May 2013
Artilce By: Michael Barr | Photo By: Kim Johnson Photography
The Colts will travel to Steel Blue Oval this weekend as they look to improve on their three game winning streak.
With solid victories against South Fremantle, Peel Thunder and the Perth Demons; the Lions are sitting pretty at third with a 5-2 record.
The fourth in a row will be no easy challenge though, as they face an in-form Swan Districts side, fresh off a 39 point dismantling of East Perth.
The two sides stand as the most accurate teams in the WAFL with Subiaco converting 61.9% of their shots, marginally ahead of the Swans with a 59.6% accuracy rating.
BARR’S GAME CHANGERS
The Lions are a forward down with Michael Wood getting a senior call up; but it didn’t affect the sides’ ability to score against the Demons. Rhys McAlister and Cody Grace both had five as they ran over a gritty Perth outfit and will look to repeat the performance against the Swans. Esperance youngster Ryan Vermeesch could also be the answer to Michael Wood’s absence; playing a leading forward role from deep in the arc.
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
18 year old Jordan Marshall is set to make his debut for the Lions, following in the path of his father; Subiaco great Ken Marshall. Jordan has just come back from an off-season shoulder injury and is most likely to play as a half forward – winger against the Swans. The Lions claimed Marshall under the father-son rule with Ken Marshall playing 68 games between 1978 to 1982.
LAST TIME THEY MET
Last time the two sides clashed Subiaco came away with a gigantic 96 point win in 2012 Round 19 at Medibank Stadium. The Lions kicked their biggest score of the year against an overwhelmed Swans side, with Michael Wood and Rhys McAlister kicking four goals each. Now Subiaco senior player, Kobie Somers, had a career high 26 disposals and two goals on the day as the Lions ran away with the points.
SUBIACO LIONS vs. SWAN DISTRICTS
Steel Blue Oval Bouncedown: 9:10 am
Ken Marshall in 1980