SFC 2016: RD 8 EFFC
Saturday, 07 May 2016
A lacklustre Subi have been dealt their first loss of the season by 80 points against East Fremantle at Medibank Stadium.
The Sharks utilised a strong breeze in the first quarter and went on a rampage to kick the first five goals of the game.
Subiaco worked hard to fight back but were made to pay for skill errors on a windy Leederville Oval; falling to the Moss St men 6.4 40 to 18.12 120.
Despite taking the heavy loss, there were a couple of encouraging performances from Subiaco. The inclusion of Liam Ryan was a rare highlight with the speedy forward kicking two goals on debut.
Kyal Horsley had a strong game as he tried to lift his charges and Lachlan Delahunty fought hard against James Bristow. Aaron Heal was outstanding in an under-manned defence.
The surprisingly big defeat will serve as a fitting wake up call for the Lions who lacked intensity throughout periods of the game, especially around the contested ball.
Subiaco usually pride themselves on their ability in the 50-50’s but got outworked by a hungrier East Fremantle outfit.
Liam Ryan was selected in favour of Shaquille Mckenzie and took his opportunity with the limited possessions he had. Ryan is an intelligent small forward with balance and speed. He used his legs to burn an East Fremantle player for his first goal and snagged the first goal of the second quarter to give the Lions a momentary lift.
The Lions played a youthful defensive line-up against the Sharks and they were exposed at certain times. A potent spread of Brett Peake, George Hampson and Josh Simpson proved difficult for the in-experienced back six. Wayde Twomey was played as a forward and the Lions may have missed his precision coming out of the back-line as well as Jordan Lockyer who was sidelined due to injury. The average amount of games-played by the Subiaco defensive group was 35.
LESSONS OF LOSING
Although no one enjoys losing, sometimes you have to pay attention to the lessons it can teach. Subi didn’t play smart football and they were made to pay by a team that we’re willing to exploit them. It’s a handy reminder that you don’t deserve to win in the WAFL; but you have to earn it. Every time.
QBE MAN OF THE MATCH
Adam Cockie wins QBE Man Of The Match for Round Eight with a gutsy performance against the grain. Cockies pressure and tackling never ceased despite a blow out on the scoreboard. Congratulations to Melanie Clark who guessed correctly. Contact the club on 9208 9999 or
to collect your prize.
THE GAME WAS WON WHEN:
Subiaco were within comeback range at the half-time break but East Fremantle slammed home four goals to one in the third quarter. The Lions lost every quarter in a game they’d prefer to forget.
SUBIACO 2.1 4.4 5.4 6.4 (40)
EAST FREMANTLE 7.4 10.6 14.9 18.12 (120)
Goals; 2 L.Ryan, 1 S.Moore, W.Twomey, G.Broughton, A.Cockie
Best; A.Heal, L.Ryan, C.Wheeler, K.Horsley, J.Latham
Subi’s reserves are on a roll after a nail biting 6-point win over EFFC at Medibank Stadium.
It’s the 4th win in a row for the ressies but it didn’t come easy with the Sharks strongly testing the Lions in the second half.
Subi were helped by a big performance from forward Ryan Vermeersch who kicked 4.1 in wet and windy conditions. Hayden Yarran was also crucial and kicked three including two important goals in the fourth quarter to steady the ship.
2015 Premiership player Michael Wood also returned and kicked 1.1.
Another impressive performance came from Marlon Johns who gathered 20 disposals on debut. Johns showed a lot of potential in his first WAFL game.
Matt Bogensperger had his usual contribution with 22 disposals and Max Walters was integral with 24 disposals and five inside 50’s.
SUBIACO 4.6 9.11 11.11 14.11 (95)
EAST FREMANTLE 3.1 3.4 6.8 13.11 (89)
Goals; 4 R.Vermeersch, 3 H.Yarran, 2 D.Clarke, 1 M.Walters, J.Woodley, M.Braut, M.Wood, M.Mcphee
Best; B.Stevenson, M.Walters, M.Johns, R.Vermeersch, C.Bryan
The Subiaco Colts have their first points for the 2016 season, after a pulsating draw with East Fremantle.
Both sides finished on 62 points apiece, after Subiaco rushed through a behind to level the scores just seconds before the full-time siren went.
In the first quarter, Subiaco got the first goal, after a terrific transition from defence that saw David Purser goal from about 40m out. Moments later, Purser won a head-high free kick, and he truly converted his second shot for goal. The pressure and intensity from Subiaco was so good, that East Fremantle didn’t get their first score until the 13-minute mark of the quarter.
Soon after, Fraser Foley crashed a pack, and followed up his good work by dishing off a handball to Max Dennis who scored the Lions’ third goal. Unfortunately, the Lions missed three hard opportunities that would have really blown the opposition away, only leading by 13 points at quarter-time.
In the second quarter, East Fremantle kicked the first goal, but unlike in previous games, the Lions did not lose confidence. In a ruck contest, in Subiaco’s forward half, Liam Catalfamo roved the contest expertly before swinging onto his left boot and nailing the goal.
The Sharks booted the next goal, but again Subiaco rebounded brilliantly. At the centre bounce, Jarrod Turner won a clearance in an explosive manner – not unlike the way Patrick Dangerfield wins clearances for Geelong.
Josh Chapman then converted a big time goal from 45 metres out. And soon after, though Chapman was held onto in a marking contest, he could not make the Sharks pay, wasting the free kick. The Lions went into the half-time break holding onto the same lead that they had at the end the first quarter.
After the main break, the Sharks came out firing and got the opening goal of the quarter. But they then missed three opportunities (two of which were posters).
Subiaco were able to rebound the ball easily, and after a great transition David Purser ran into an open goal to score his third major. Wyvern McDiarmid got a goal soon after, and Jacob Miller showcased why he was selected in the State U18 team, after he burst from a pack, before launching a bomb from 55 metres out to get the crowd off their seats. East Fremantle secured a goal just before three-quarter time to reduce the margin to only 17 points.
The final quarter proved to be exhilarating. East Fremantle got the first two goals of the quarter; then Subiaco’s Fraser Foley missed a big opportunity to pass to McDiarmid, who could’ve run into an open goal.
The Lions were able to get a rushed behind, but moments later Martin Kaker kicked a right foot snap which put the Lions ahead. It was short-lived, for the Lions were dealt a heart-crushing blow after they were forced to rush through a behind to level the scores, and seconds later the siren went.
SUBIACO 3.3 5.5 8.6 9.8 (62)
EAST FREMANTLE 1.2 3.4 5.8 8.14 (62)
Goals; 3 D.Purser, 1 W.Mcdiarmid, J.Miller, M.Dennis, M.Kaker, L.Catalfamo, J.Chapman.
Best; J.Chapman, J.Miller, D.Ryan, A.Breman, D.Purser