WRAP: RD13 (2016) at East Fremantle
Sunday, 19 June 2016
Subiaco look like they’re back to their best after a 78 point thrashing of East Fremantle at ATOM Stadium.
The Lions led at every change to record a comprehensive victory over the third placed Sharks. The win was made even sweeter due to the fact East Freo delivered Subi their first loss of the season in Round Eight.
Chris Phelan was outstanding on the ball gathering 31 touches and four tackles. Phelan had some strong players around him though with skipper Kyal Horsley (20 disposals), Greg Broughton (29 disposals) and Leigh Kitchin (21 disposals) performing well.
Forward Hamish Shepheard kicked three goals as well as Adam Cockie who had a profound influence around the stoppages and goals.
The Lions welcomed the return of veterans Jordan Lockyer, Wayde Twomey and Lachlan Delahunty. Subiaco had one of their strongest line-ups of the season and it was evident against the Sharks
Subi came out firing and kicked the first goal of the game through Clancy Wheeler. Wheeler had his seconds moments later as the Lions went on to kick five of the first six goals. East Fremantle bit back through Lewis Krakour but Subi held a 19 point lead at the first break.
The Lions put the foot down in the second quarter and kicked three goals to one in a solid defensive quarter. The return of Jordan Lockyer and Wayde Twomey had a strong effect as the back-line continued to negate the Sharks forwards. Aaron Heal continued to shut down Brett Peake as Subiaco extended their lead to 35 points at half time.
Subiaco had a comfortable lead heading into the second half but had to stay focused to finish off the Sharks. When Lachlan Delahunty and Hamish Shepheard kicked the first two goals of the quarter the game was almost done. A clever gather and snap by Adam Cockie killed the East Fremantle spirit. Subi by 69 at third quarter time
In the last quarter the heavens opened and doused the deck with heavy rain. Ball movement slowed with the new slippery conditions but Subiaco continued to hustle. The Lions added three more goals before the final siren went. Subiaco by 78
Subiaco got redemption for the 80 point hammering the Sharks delivered in Round Eight and returned it with interest. The Lions looked hungrier for the contest from the first bounce today and completely over-ran the Sharks. Subiaco generated 30 scoring shots juxtaposed to East Fremantle’s 7.
Adam Cockie has had a strong presence in the midfield and his experience is helping the Lions to win games. When the going gets tough Cockie has consistently risen to the challenge and he had an impressive game against the Sharks. When the rain started pouring in the fourth quarter Cockie was hunting in and under the packs; recording 20 disposals, 11 tackles and three goals over the game.
RUCK AND ROLL
Subiaco struggled in the ruck last time the two sides met with James Bristow running amok. The Lions had a different look ruck combination with youngster Sean Bradley and Hamish Shepheard sharing the majority of the load. The two talls' worked well together and also freed up Lachlan Delahunty and Clancy Wheeler to play key positions.
EAST FREMANTLE 2.1 3.2 3.2 5.2 (32)
SUBIACO 5.2 8.7 13.11 16.14 (110)
Goals; 3 A.Cockie, H.Shepheard, 2 L.Delahunty, B.Fimmano, C.Wheeler, 1 G.Broughton, B.Mahoney, D.Clarke, L.Ryan
Best; C.Phelan, G.Broughton, S.Bradley, A.Cockie, C.Wheeler
Subiaco’s reserves fell by a point in a thrilling game against East Fremantle at ATOM Stadium.
The Lions started the game strongly kicking five goals in the first quarter to hold a 25 point lead but couldn't hold off the Sharks.
2014 premiership player Daniel Leishman made his return for Subiaco and impressed with 26 touches. Young mid Max Walters gathered 27 disposals and Matt Bogensperger had 32 disposals.
Hayden Yarran returned to the reserves and kicked three goals. Small forward Jeremy Woodley was also a strong contributor with 18 disposals and two goals.
EAST FREMANTLE 1.0 6.1 8.2 10.6 (66)
SUBIACO 5.2 7.3 7.9 9.11 (65)
Goals; 3 H.Yarran, 2 J.Woodley, 1 J.Underwood, R.Borchet, A.Doyle, S.Mckenzie
Best; J.Woodley, D.Leishman, B.Sokol, D.Elliott
The Subiaco Lions’ colts went down by 25 points to East Fremantle at ATOM Stadium, today.
The first quarter was a scrappy affair. It was East Fremantle’s Matt Burton who scored the opening goal in the 11 th minute of the quarter, and moments later his team-mate Drew Blurton kicked another, to give the Sharks a two-goal buffer.
However, the Lions would not bow down. Jacob Miller got their opening score with a bomb from 55 metres out that unfortunately just went wide. From their kick-out the Sharks transitioned the ball well, but thankfully Ashton Williamson was able to take an outstanding pack mark, which halted the Sharks’ momentum.
The second quarter was the best quarter of football the colts have played all year. They managed to reverse their deficit and were leading by 13 points at the main break, thanks largely in part to Corey Young. Young, who is from the Kingsway Junior Football Club, kicked four goals to regain the lead for the Lions.
He slotted the opening goal of the quarter after using his body well in a marking contest. Moments later he nailed a brilliant check-side after taking a great overhead mark on the behind line. His third goal came from a set shot near the boundary line, and a nice coast-to- coast play saw him nail his fourth.
After the main break, the Lions were rocked hard when both Williamson and Thomas Breeze went down with leg injuries, and unfortunately East Fremantle were able to use this to their advantage. Nicholas Baroni got the opening goal of the quarter, but then a host of Sharks’ players scored goals to regain the lead at three-quarter time. In the last quarter, the Lions struggled with Williamson and
Breeze unable to take further part in the game, while the Sharks piled on the goals to run out 25-point victors.
Next week, the Lions host Claremont at Medibank Stadium.
EAST FREMANTLE 2.3 2.4 6.7 10.8 (23)
SUBIACO 2.2 5.4 6.6 8.8 (56)
Goals; 4 C.Young, 1 N.Baroni, L.O'callaghan
Best; J.Miller, J.Beverley, C.Young, J.Harris, N.Wells