WRAP RD16 (2016) at Perth
Saturday, 09 July 2016
The Subiaco Lions went down by 15 points to Perth at Lathlain Park in a scrappy affair.
The Lions could only register four goals, while the Demons only booted six goals in a low scoring game.
Despite the result, Chris Phelan continued his outstanding season with 32 possessions, and he was well supported by Greg Broughton (20 possessions) and Craig Hoskins (20 possessions).
Liam Ryan, Jeremy Woodley, Brett Robinson and Brett Mahoney were the goal-kickers for Subiaco with one goal each.
In the opening quarter, both sides struggled to find an avenue to goal. Unfortunately for the Lions that struggle broke when Perth’s Line Wilkins got the opening goal after a hack kick forward went through at the 22 nd minute mark.
Kristian Cary then followed up and got the Demons their second. In the 29th minute, Brett Mahoney got Subiaco their first goal after he was able to dummy a Perth opponent before squeezing the ball through from a tightish angle, and the margin was reduced only to five points.
The second quarter proved to be fruitless with neither side able to get a goal, with Perth only scoring two behinds and Subiaco the one. The margin at the main break was six points.
After the main break, Brennan Stack got the opening goal for Perth after he nailed a shot 45 metres out that bounced through. In the 25 th minute Liam Ryan produced a sensational soccer kick from about 25 metres out that brought the Lions to within nine points of the Demons. Brett Robinson had a shot after the three-quarter time siren but unfortunately his shot fell just short.
The last quarter was played at a high tempo with both sides desperate to get the four points. It was Subiaco’s Jeremy Woodley who got the first goal of the quarter after he won a holding the ball decision in the fourth minute. Soon after, however, Wilkins kicked his second goal of the afternoon to give the Demons some breathing space.
After he won a head-high free kick, Brett Robinson went back and slotted his first for the afternoon to reduce the margin to only two points. Stack then got a goal for the Dees after he converted a set shot from 30m out in the 18 th min, and ten minutes later Cody Leggett kicked the sealer allowing for the Demons to run out 15 point victors.
PHELAN THE HEAT
Despite not having the likes of Kyal Horsley nor Leigh Kitchin in the side, Chris Phelan stood up admirably. The 2015 Outridge Medallist won 32 possessions (including 15 in the second quarter), laid 12 tackles and got the ball inside 50 five times to be arguably the best player on the ground for Subiaco.
It was NAIDOC round, and two of Subiaco’s Indigenous stars stood out. Liam Ryan was always a threat around the goalsand even though he only had eight possessions he still kicked one goal and a behind as well as getting the ball inside 50 on four occasions. In his debut, Jeremy Woodley played very well gathering ten possessions, getting the ball inside 50 three times, taking two marks and kicking a goal.
The Subiaco midfielders did their homework on Perth’s dangerous midfield duo in Clinton Jones and Aidan Tropiano. Jones, who is currently averaging 34 possessions, could only register 26 possessions and his influence was limited. Tropiano, the 2015 Sandover Medallist, was restricted to just the nine possessions.
THE GAME WAS OVER WHEN
When Perth’s Brennan Stack converted his set shot from thirty metres out in the 18th minute of the final term. It destroyed all of Subiaco’s momentum and gave the Demons a nine-point buffer.
PERTH 2.0 2.2 3.5 6.6 (42)
SUBIACO 1.1 1.2 2.2 4.3 (27)
Goals; 1 L.Ryan, J.Woodley, B.Robinson, B.Mahoney
Best; C. Phelan, C. Bryan, B. Robinson, B. Mahoney, J. Latham
The Subiaco Reserves played out in an enthralling draw with Perth at Lathlain.
The Lions led by only 14 points at three-quarter time, but two goals and two behinds saw the Demons snatch an unlikely draw.
James Garcia was the best player for the Lions with 13 possessions, five inside 50s and three goals, including a miraculous soccer-like bicycle kick in the third quarter. He was well supported by Brad Stevenson (14 possesssions and four marks) and Matthew Bogensperger (22 possessions, seven marks and a goal).
Garcia was the only player with multiple goals (3), while Kalani Scarrott, Jacob Miller, Mitchell McPhee, Jake Marniovich, Ryan Vermeersch and Bogensperger all kicked 1.
PERTH 0.2 3.5 6.6 8.14 (62)
SUBIACO 4.0 4.6 8.8 9.8 (62)
Goals; 3 J.Garcia, 1 K.Scarrott, J.Miller, M.Bogensperger, M.Mcphee, J.Marinovich,
Best; J.Garcia, B.Stevenson, T.Hooper
The Subiaco Colts went down by 45 points to Perth at Lathlain Park.
In the first quarter, Perth’s Trent Simpson and Blake Johnson scored the opening two goals. In the 18 th minute Jarrod Turner got Subiaco’s first goal from a set shot 40 metres out after he was being held onto. Unfortunately Perth’s Cody Kickett got the instant reply, and at quarter-time the Demons lead by 15 points.
Josh Burke got the opening goal of the second quarter for the Demons, but moments later Luke Foley got the Lions their second goal after converting his set shot 35m out. However, Foley’s goal triggered Perth into a goal frenzy as they kicked the next six goals. Fortunately, After the siren Luke Foley kicked a goal after taking a great juggling mark in the goal square, but the Demons led by 43 points at half-time.
After the main break, Christian Martin took a strong contested mark and slotted the opening goal of the quarter for the Lions. Perth then got the next three goals, but Martin responded with a soccer off the ground in the goal square after an excellent inside 50 from Aaron Breman. Perth scored another two goals afterwards to take a 63 point lead into the last quarter.
In the last quarter, the Lions restricted the Demons to only one goal while they booted four goals. Corey Young got the first after an excellent coast-to- coast play, which was started by a daring run from Nicholas Baroni. Liam O’Callaghan got the next, and then Martin scored another two goals, one from a set shot, the other from a snap.
PERTH 3.3 10.4 15.9 16.12 (108)
SUBIACO 1.0 3.2 5.6 9.9 (63)
Goals; 4 C.Martin, 2 L.Foley, 1 L.O'callaghan, C.Young, J.Turner
Best; B.Reid, N.Baroni, C.Martin, A.Breman, J.Harris