- Tuesday, 22 July 2014
The reserves recorded another impressive win against Perth on the weekend after making an un-characteristic slow start.
The Lions failed to score in the opening quarter for the first time this season but bounced back in the second half to record a 30-point win.
With the reserves 13th win of the season keeping the “R” Train on top, several players continue to put their hand up for league selection.
Norriss has been a solid contributor for the reserves midfield in 2014 with a best on ground 32-possession game against Perth emphasising his impact. Norriss has been building over the last month with an average of 24 touches a game.
Jackson has been enjoying his first year of seniors football in the reserves backline. The Collie youngster was dominant against Perth taking numerous contested marks to halt the Demons forward opportunities. Jackson was on the cusp of making a league start last week and his performance against Perth will only increase his stock.
Joyce has been working hard to re-gain his fitness after a shoulder injury sidelined him in Round 11. The silky midfielder now has two reserves games under his belt since returning from injury and a 26-disposal game against Perth would indicate he’s almost returning to his best and a possible league return.
Bradley came to Subiaco this year after a three-year absence from the WAFL. Originally from Busselton, Bradley was recruited from Hamersley-Carine to play for the East Perth Colts in 2011. Since returning to the WAFL fold, Bradley has been catching attention with his height and athleticism. The 193 utility was rotated through the ruck against Perth in Round 12 for the league side and could be looking at another call-up with injuries to Frank Stockley and Lachlan Delahunty
Pocket rocket Dylan Clarke has been dominant in the forward line for the reserves in 2014 to amass 37 goals. Despite only kicking a single goal in the 30-point victory against Perth, Clarke possesses great instincts around the sticks and a deadly accurate finish.
Joel Ashman was featured briefly in last year’s league side and has taken that experience into his football this year. Ashman has averaged 19 disposals over 11 reserves games this year and has established himself as a key figure in the midfield. The 21 year old was prominent in the 30 point win over demons with 24 touches and six marks.
Wade is a hard-working midfielder who’s often used as an auxiliary player for Coach Jarrad Schofield. As one of the reserves most consistent players Wade has been called up to the league side four times in 2014 and could be utilised again this week after a solid 22 disposal performance against Perth.
Daniels moved to Subiaco from Swan Districts in 2013 and made an immediate impact on Subiaco’s league side. After a huge influx of recruits by the club in 2014 making league starts difficult to achieve the 22 year old has worked hard over 11 reserves games to raise his hand for selection. Daniels can play as a midfielder or a forward where he’s no stranger to the goals, kicking three against Perth in Round 18 and 21 on the season.
The Lions league squad will be announced on Thursday evening as we prepare for South Fremantle on Saturday the 26th of July at Fremantle Oval.