SFC 2016: RD 5 v Swan Districts
Sunday, 17 April 2016
Subiaco remain undefeated in 2016 with a 39 point win over Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval.
The Lions took over the game in the second half and despite an inaccurate tally of 12.23 95 they over-whelmed the Black Ducks 8.8 56.
Subi’s tall targets played a big part with Hamish Shepheard and Clancy Wheeler the focal points going forward. Shepheard and Wheeler kicked two goals each in the third quarter as the Lions burned away.
Lachlan Delahunty had another stellar performance with 24 disposals, 17 hit-outs and six inside 50’s. Delahunty has been playing a mobile ruck role and is utilising his athleticism well against bigger opponents.
The Lions engine room was firing again with Chris Phelan (26 disposals), Kyal Horsley (26 disposals), Brett Robinson (24 goals) & Bill Fetherstonhaugh (18 disposals) amongst the action.
Subiaco brought in a few changes from the side that beat Perth last weekend with Greg Broughton playing his first game for the club since 2009. Forward Kyle Halligan and midfielder Mat Bogensperger were also inclusions.
The game had a lack-lustre start with clean disposal at a premium. Both sides peppered points until Brett Robinson finished a classy snap on the run at the first quarter siren. The Lions led 1.6 12 to 0.4 4 at the break.
Subi continued their inaccurate tendencies and struggled to make the Swans pay with their scoring shots. As it tends to, the momentum waned on the Lions and the Swans rode it to kick three straight. Swan Districts by two points at the half.
Subiaco needed a lift in the third quarter and they got it from big man Hamish Shepheard. The midfield used the ball decisively to get the ball into Shepheards' hands and he quickly kicked the first two goals of the quarter. Some nice work by Shaq Mckenzie on the wing set up skipper Kyal Horsley and two more from Clancy Wheeler had the game well and truly in Subiaco’s favour. A mini fight back from the Swans had the Lions lead at 21 at three quarter time.
The first goal of the last quarter was important and Adam Cockie got it for Subiaco. Cockie worked the ball along the wing with Greg Clark before unleashing a bomb over the top to ice the Swans. Subi kicked three more to cruise through the last quarter for a 39 point win.
BROUGHTON BACK IN:
Defender Greg Broughton played his first game of the season for the Lions after re-signing with the club in the off-season. Broughton played in the Glory Year premierships from 06-08 and was subsequently drafted to Fremantle. After 100+ AFL games Broughton decided to return to the Lions but a shoulder injury kept him sidelined up until now. Broughton looked good across the field with 17 disposals and six marks.
REFINING THE GAME:
The Lions comfortably beat the Swans today but there would be aspects head coach Jarrad Schofield wouldn’t be happy with. Turnovers and poor decision making hurt Subi in the first half and it had them trailing at half-time. The Lions looked more decisive in the second half and used the ball by foot much better. The simplest plays seem to be the most effective for the Lions.
THE GAME WAS WON WHEN:
Adam Cockie sent a long bomb sailing over the Swans defence in the first minute of the last quarter. The Swans had already used a lot of energy getting back into the game and Adam Cockie’s booming goal took the wind out of the sails.
SWAN DISTRICTS 0.4 4.6 7.8 8.8 (56)
SUBIACO 1.6 3.10 9.15 12.23 (95)
Goals; 2 C.Wheeler, H.Shepheard, B.Robinson, A.Cockie, 1 K.Horsley, W.Fetherstonhaugh, S.Mckenzie, B.Mahoney
Best; L.Delahunty, W.Fetherstonhaugh, A.Cockie, H.Shepheard, D.Jackson
The reserves have gone to 3-2 with a comprehensive 41 point win over Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval.
The Lions had a host of forwards who set up the big win in the first half. Liam Ryan kicked two goals as well as Mitch Mcphee and Dylan Clarke.
Simon Moore was the busiest in the midfield with 26 disposals and two goals.
Rhys Waters was handy with 24 disposals and 11 tackles and half back Chris Bryan continued his solid form with 19 touches.
SWAN DISTRICTS 1.1 1.4 5.5 8.5 (53)
SUBIACO 3.5 8.10 9.12 13.14 (92)
Goals; 2 L.Ryan, S.Moore, M.Mcphee, D.Clarke, 1 H.Yarran, J.Woodley, E.Burnett, B.Fimmano, R.Waters
Best; S.Moore, N.Hay, D.Clarke, R.Waters, C.Bryan
It was a tough Sunday morning for the Subiaco colts, as a stronger Swan Districts outfit soundly beat them by 69 points.
In the first quarter, the Lions were restricted to only one point, while the Swans kicked four goals to take a 27 point lead at quarter-time.
The Swans got the opening goal of the second quarter, but the Lions rebounded
magnificently. After Aaron Breman got the ball inside 50, Fraser Foley continued his good goal-kicking form nailing a miraculous snap over his head to get the Lions on the board. Sadly, Swan Districts got the next three goals to lead by 47 points at half-time.
In the third quarter, the Lions dominated but could not capitalise on their opportunities. Foley took a strong mark early in the quarter, but his kick went wides. At the following ruck contest Jacob Miller roved the contest expertly before snapping through a behind.
Che Wyatt did the team thing moments later by putting the ball over the top for his forwards to run onto and into an open goal, but disappointingly the ball trickled through for a behind. After winning a holding the ball decision, Jye Harris converted his set shot from 40 metres out. Just before three-quarter time, Aaron Breman took a strong contested mark despite there being three Swans opponents around him, and duly converted his set shot.
In the fourth quarter, the Swans kicked the first three goals. Nicholas Baroni produced a brief moment of joy for Subi with a quick snap that went through for a goal but the Swans ran out victorious.
SWAN DISTRICTS 4.3 8.6 10.9 14.13 (97)
SUBIACO 0.1 1.1 3.3 4.4 (28)
Goals; 1 J.Harris, F.Foley, A.Breman, N.Baroni
Best; D.Ryan, D.Purser, B.Miller, J.Harris