- Saturday, 09 May 2015
Coach Jarrad Schofield asked for accountability from the Lions after a sluggish outing at Perth last week and they delivered whole-heartedly against a talented Thunder outfit.
Shane Yarran was electric again with six goals and chewed through three different defenders. Yaz rarely lost a one on one and had the ball delivered on point all day.
Subiaco came out with guns blazing with the breeze in Mandurah and looked hungry for the contest. Charlie Le Fanu got the Lions under-way with a booming set shot and Chris Deluca kicked a goal with his first kick since the 2014 Grand Final.
The Lions kicked four in a row before Peel managed to fight back with majors from Craig Moller and Thomas Vandeleur. Subiaco led by 24 points at quarter time.
The Lions answered the challenge against the breeze holding Peel to a goal in a physical second term. Forward Rhys Waters was taken out of the game at half-time after a nasty cork.
Subi entered the third quarter with a 25 point lead and made sure it extended as Shane Yarran took hold of the game. A brilliant set shot in the pocket lifted the Lions who put the game away with four goals to one.
The Lions continued to compete in a lacklustre last term and effectively slowed the ball down to take Peel out of the contest. Le Fanu kicked his second and ball magnet Brett Robinson kicked home with Subiaco steering away for a comprehensive 60 point win.
Schofield was ecstatic with the playing group's ability to respond and out-play a second placed Peel side boasting 15 AFL listed players. The Lions will now manage their wounded and prepare for Swan Districts next week.
PRESSURE WINS FOOTBALL:
BIG GAME PLAYERS:
RECHARGE AND GO:
QBE MAN OF THE MATCH:
The R-train continue to roll with a dominant 63 point belting of Peel.
Young Esperance forward Ryan Vermeersch booted four goals in his first game back from surgery. Vermeersch is a constant threat in aerial contests.
The Lions defence was impressive and held the Thunder to four goals on a perfect day. Declan Jackson is working well in defence as well as James Hughes, Jak Cary and Tom Hooper.
Jordan Bestry was influential in the ruck with 47 hit-outs to Peel's 17.
Subiaco's have broken through for their first win of the season with a three point win over Peel
The young Lions kicked the only two goals of the final term to outlast the Thunder for an exciting three point victory.
Michael Braut kicked three goals and Thomas Lowndes kicked two as the team shared the scoring load.
Bailey Nylander was impressive with his 15 disposals and Ethan Burnett continues to lead with 22 disposals.
Subiaco's development department would be excited with young players Joey Deegan, Andrew Doyle, Paul Silvestro, Brodie Cole, James Ainsworth, James Eccles, Aaron Breman, Liam Connolly, Chad Barns all developing in their first year of colts football.
PEEL 3.2 5.5 9.7 9.11 (65)