Lions outrun Falcons
- Saturday, 12 July 2014
Subiaco have held third spot on the WAFL ladder with a gutsy 25-point win over West Perth at HBF Arena.
The Lions celebrated Andrew Mcdougall’s 100th in style setting up a crucial win with a rampant first half.
Although West Perth mounted a comeback in the second half, Subiaco ran the fourth quarter out with a cool head to leave Joondalup with four points.
Wayde Twomey is playing his best footy of the season collecting 27 disposals and performing brilliantly off halfback.
The usual culprits were busy in the engine room with Kyal Horsley (26 disposals), Brett Mahoney (22 disposals), Chris Phelan (27 disposals) and Shaun Hildebrandt (24 disposals) prominent.
Milestone man Andrew Mcdougall kicked two along with Kyle Halligan and Rhys Waters in a frustrating day for the forward line.
Subiaco are still ailed by inaccurate goal kicking with a conversion rate of 40% keeping the Falcons in the game.
Subiaco ruck-man Frank Stockley returned to HBF Arena for the first time since moving over from the Falcons in the off-season. Ironically Stockley lined up against ex-Subiaco ruck-man Seva Martin in the 25-point win. Frank “The Tank” Stockley played an important role in the win with 14 disposals, 29 hit-outs and a goal.
COLD AS ICE
Head coach Jarrad Schofield has previously stated that young forward Kyle Halligan is the best kick on Subiaco's list. Halligan backed up Schofield’s words with a crucial fourth quarter set-shot to re gather the momentum for the Lions and ice the game. The 50-metre bomb was crucial from the 20 year old who is beginning to hone his role in the side.
DELA’S DELAYED RETURN
Subiaco fans were salivating over the selection of Frank Stockley and Andrew Mcdougall so utility Lachlan Delahunty could be freed up into a key position. Unfortunately the Victorian’s return to WAFL football didn’t go to plan with a re-hashing of the knee injury sidelining him in the first quarter. Scans will be conducted during the week to determine the seriousness of the relapse.
Andrew Mcdougall starred in his 100th WAFL game Photo: Michael Flood
WEST PERTH 3.2 3.4 8.4 11.6 (72)
SUBIACO 3.8 7.12 11.1 13.19 (97)
GOALS: 2 A.Mcdougall, K.Halligan, 1 S.Yarran, C.Wheeler, C.Le fanu, G.Hampson, R.Waters, C.Deluca, K.Horsley, F.Stockley, C.Phelan
BEST: B.Mahoney, A.Mcdougall, C.Wheeler, K.Horsley, K.Halligan
INJURIES: L. Delahunty (knee)
GAME STATISTICS: http://www.wafl.com.au/games/view/9781
Three goals by Dylan Clarke has helped the Reserves to a nail biting three point win. Clarke leads the reserves in goal kicking with 36 on the season. Joseph Scafidi also made a pledge to be elevated into the league side with another stand out performance to collect 16 touches and two goals. New recruit Jarrhan Jacky also looks to be gathering momentum with five games of reserves under his belt. The reserves sit atop the ladder with a massive percentage of 215.83%.
WEST PERTH 1.0 1.2 4.4 9.5 (59)
SUBIACO 1.1 3.7 6.7 9.8 (62)
GOALS: 3 D.Clarke, 2 J.Scafidi, R.Daniels, 1 S.Bradley, J.Bestry
BEST: R.Wade, L.Norriss, J.Joyce, J.Scafidi, D.Stephen