Lions Spread the Load at Lathlain
- Saturday, 10 May 2014
Subiaco’s ability to find multiple avenues to goal proved far too strong for Perth, the Lions running out 34-point-winners at Lathlain Park.
The visitors lead from start to finish and had 10 different goal scorers by the final siren.
Live wire Shane Yarran showed glimpses of his enormous talent booting three goals with in the first 15 minutes of the game and finished with four.
Skipper Kyal Horsley responded to some questionable treatment from Perth players off the ball to tally 25 possessions and once again proved a valuable cog in the Lions midfield.
It was wingman Simon Moore who drew first blood opening the scoring with accuracy.
Shane Yarran slotted his first from an impossible angle on the boundary before converting from 45 after taking a contested mark.
Yarran’s third came shortly after, it was another conversion from a mark inside fifty.
The Lions couldn’t miss in the first term with Matt Boland and Jarrod Kayler-Thomson finding the middle shortly after.
Cale Morton converted or the home side after receiving a cheap fifty metre penalty to bring the Demons to with in 19 points at quarter time.
Subiaco 6. 2. 38
Perth: 3. 1. 19
Boland outmuscled his opponent in trademark fashion to mark inside fifty and convert his second.
Wayde Twomey and Chris Deluca found themselves on the end of some Shane Yarran magic.
Both receiving successive hand balls directly infront of goals to increase Subiaco’s lead.
Big man Frank Stockley created a contest inside fifty to bring the ball to ground, Kyal Horsley swooped to set Chris Phelan up for a goal.
The Lions finished the half with 8 different goal kickers.
Perth 8. 2. 50
Subiaco 12. 3. 75
Josh Deluca celebrated his return from a hamstring injury by helping himself to a goal to open the scoring in the second half.
Horsley then followed suit shortly after to stretch the lead to 37 points.
Cale Morton continued to gather the ball at will for the Demons but wasn’t particular damaging.
Paul Bevan marked and converted a much needed goal for the home side.
Subiaco’s lead could have been greater if not for wasted chances inside fifty.
The majority of the game was played in the Demon’s defensive half.
Wayde Twomey couldn’t make the most of his second opportunity in front of goals missing a set shot on the three quarter time siren.
Horsley put an exclamation point on a second half dominated by the Lions.
The skipper ran down his Perth opponent to cause a turn over at half forward for the Lions.
It was one of many positive signs for coach Jarrad Schofield, with the game all but won, his players were still prepared to do the hard work.
Simon Moore’s 120 metre chase along the wing to pressure Daniel O’Sullivan late in the game didn’t go unnoticed.
George Hampson’s second half was lively, the running machine finished the game with 25 disposals and hit the score board with one goal and a behind.
Cale Morton finished with 34 disposals and a goal.
Bevan battled hard for the Demons with 2 goals while Dene White and Michael Florio both had 20+ disposals in a losing side.
For Subi Matt Boland finished with three goals while Chris Deluca booted 2.