Crunch time for Subi Colts
- Friday, 05 July 2013
Written By: Michael Barr | Photo: Kim Johnson
The Colts have the perfect chance to legitimise their finals intentions this week as they face East Fremantle at Medibank Stadium.
The fourth placed Sharks have proven to be a thorn in the side of the young Lions; claiming a 17 point win over Subi in Round Four; but the Lions will be looking to seek revenge against the southern side to hold second place on the Colts WAFL ladder.
The Lions will have to do it without key forwards Michael Wood and Rhys McAlister though; as both are elevated into senior football against East Fremantle.
GOALS, GOALS , GOALS:
With Subiaco’s two leading goal-kickers out due to senior call-ups; the question of where the score will come from rears its head. Subiaco has a depth filled squad full of goal capable players; but who can stand up against East Fremantle?
Ryan Vermeersch has proven a handy goal scorer this year with 20 from 11 games and could be used deeper as a key forward this week. Players like Cody Grace, Antoine Garlett, Chris Wrigley and Joseph Scafidi have also shown glimpses of ability in front of goal, and will most likely need to chip in.
THE GREAT WALL OF SUBIACO:
At full strength; Subiaco’s defence is pretty daunting. The key to a win this week lies with our back six as they look to shut out an undermanned East Fremantle side. The Sharks could only manage 53 points against Claremont last week with six of their best away on U-18s Nationals duties.
With the WA U-18s side away for another week; prominent Subiaco defenders Declan Jackson, Christopher Bryan and Liam Ellis will play major roles in the outcome of Saturday’s clash.
MCALISTER CALL UP :
Although the Colts will dearly miss the enigmatic goal-kicker; Rhys McAlister will take the next step in his football career on Saturday as he lines up for the Subiaco reserves.
The small forward has earned his call up due a rich vein of form which sees him atop the Colts WAFL goal-kickers with 42 goals from 12 games.
SUBIACO vs. EAST FREMANTLE