Colts clinch win over Dogs
- Saturday, 26 July 2014
The Subiaco Colts have recorded a gutsy 22 point win over second placed South Fremantle at Fremantle Oval.
The Lions had more desire for the footy on a blustery day in Fremantle in what could prove to be a season defining victory.
Midfielders Tim Edwards (30 disposals), Greg Clark (28 disposals), Max Walters (24 disposals) and Ethan Burnett (18 disposals) were brilliant on the day working hard around the contests and using the ball far better than their Bulldogs opponents.
Coach Steve Armstrong was ecstatic that hard work at training is starting to convert into results.
"It’s definitely a good feeling to get a win like that, more so for the boys. They’ve been working hard on the training track and it’s good to get consistency in our performance. It was probably the first time we’ve gone four quarters for the first time this year and it’s a good feeling, said Armstrong
"Everyone played there role really well today. Our assistants coached really well; for example putting Jak Cary in the back line as the loose man to take saving marks was really important. Juddy and Jeremy Woodley were also outstanding with their forward pressure, when they weren’t getting the football they were harassing and creating opportunities to score. And of course Max Walters, Greg Clark, Tim Edwards, Ethan Burnett and Aaron Summers were all on top of their game. "
Silky forward Rhys McAlister was taken out of the game after a heavy knock on the wing in the second quarter. The 18 year old goal-shark completed the concussion test with no problems but was advised to sit the rest of the game out by Subiaco's medical staff
DEFENCE WINS PREMIERSHIPS
The Lions back six were magnificent all day against one of the highest scoring teams in the competition. Captain Brennan Pearce led from the front as a sweeping half back with his effect on a contest setting the tone for the Lions. Tom Hooper continues to grow as a full-back and Jak Cary took multiple crucial marks contested marks.
ADLERS CLUTCH KICKING
Nathan Adler is developing his game under ruck coach Tim Grose who would have been pleased with the young ruckman’s clutch kicking. Subiaco’s belief went through the roof when Adler nailed set shots in the second and third quarter to halt South Fremantle’s chances of gaining the momentum.
SOUTH FREMANTLE 0.0 4.2 5.3 7.10 (52)
SUBIACO 1.8 4.9 9.13 10.14 (74)
GOALS: 4 R.Vermeersch, 2 N.Adler, 1 R.Mcalister, M.Walters, J.Woodley, A.Summers
BEST: T. Edwards, J. Cary, R. Vermeersch, M. Walters, E. Burnett & G. Clark