Tall Ask for Demons
- Friday, 18 July 2014
Subiaco will look to stretch Perth in the height department when the two teams meet at Medibank Stadium tomorrow.
The last time the sides played was in Kalgoorlie in round 12 when the Lions used stand in ruckmen Clancy Wheeler and Sean Bradley.
Demons ruckman Christain Eyres had a career high 39 hit outs that day despite the being part of the losing side.
Lions ruck pair Andrew McDougall and Frank Stockley have both recovered from injuries that kept the from the field in Kalgoorlie and are in good form ahead of the clash.
McDougall is coming off a 16 disposal and 2 goal effort against West Perth while Stockley has 29 hit outs, 14 disposals and a goal.
Lions spearhead Matt Boland has overcome a hamstring injury which saw him miss last week’s game and is included in the squad of 25.
The WAFL’s joint leading goal kicker would be more than a handy inclusion although the Lions managed his absence with relative ease last round with 11 different goal scorers.
Defender Declan Jackson could be inline to make his WAFL debut and would be a suitable opponent if Perth bring in burley forward Mark Deaves after he bagged 8 goals in the reserves last week.
Lachlan Delahunty is not available for selection after injuring his knee in the game against the Falcons.
Perth has changed coaches since they played Subiaco last meaning Jarrad Schofield and his aids will be on their toes inside the coaching box
Former Peel Thunder coach Trevor Williams is standing in until the end of the season after Perth decided to axe Damien McMahon after another sub par season from Perth who currently sit second last ahead on the WAFL ladder ahead of Peel Thunder.
MORTON MATCH UP
Mitch Morton is one Demon who could cause head aches for the Lions coaching staff.
The forward is coming off his third bag of 5 goals for this season and is dangerous when he played with confidence.
Demons skipper Paul Bevan will have no doubt spent a fair amount of extra time working on his goal kicking during training this week.
Bevan is one of the most creative forwards in the WAFL but could manage only five behinds last week.