SFC: In The Mix (RD19)
Monday, 25 July 2016
The Subiaco Reserves have secured their eighth win of the season after comfortably beating South Fremantle by 45 points.
The Lions are now two games clear from falling outside the top five. Matthew Bogensperger was again outstanding with 30 possessions, four marks, three tackles, three inside 50s and a goal.
He was well-supported by Max Walters (28 possessions), Braden Fimmano (23 possessions), Shaquille McKenzie (21 possessions) and Ethan Burnett (17 possessions).
Up forward, Ryan Vermeersch provided an imposing presence all-day and finished with 17 possessions, six tackles, four marks and four goals. Kalani Scarrott and Ryan Borchett chimed in three goals each while Rhys Waters, McKenzie Lawrence, Josh Underwood and Bogensperger all kicked one goal each.
Ryan Vermeersch got the opening goal of the game for the Lions after he was able to soccer through a goal, but then Timothy English got the Doggies their first after a controversial 50m penalty. Kalani Scarrott got one back for the visitors and moments later, Ryan Borchet kicked another after taking a strong contested mark.
Jesse Mirco got one back for the visitors, but McKenzie Lawrence won a free kick for being tackled high and duly converted in front of goal. Jacob Miller then got the ball inside 50 and onto the chest of Vermeersch who went back and nailed his second. Scarrott got his second after Subiaco were able to successfully rebound the ball from defence into an attacking foray, to give the Lions a 27- point lead at quarter-time.
Vermeersch again got the opening goal of the quarter. This was due to a Bulldogs’ defender dropping a mark in the goal-square before he roved it to perfection and slotted it. Matthew Bogensperger and Borchet added on a goal apiece to expand the Lions’ lead to 43 points.
After the main break, Matthew Grubelich and James Laurino kicked the first two goals to give the Bulldogs some momentum. But Vermeersch got the Lions back on track after a spectacular volley on the goal-line. Anthony Nodari got one back for the Bulldogs, but seconds later, Borchet got his third. Josh Underwood then won a 50m penalty and kicked his first, while just before three-quarter time, Rhys Waters won a head-high free kick and kicked a goal to give the Lions a 48-point buffer.
In the final quarter, Dylan Main scored the opening goal, before Haiden Schloithe added another for the Dogs. Scarrott kicked his third soon after and the Lions ran out 45-point victors.
Next week, the Lions host sixth-placed Swan Districts where they have a chance to get themselves three games clear from dropping out of the five.
SUBIACO 6.3 9.4 13.4 14.7 (91)
SOUTH FREMANTLE 2.1 2.3 5.4 7.4 (46)
Goals; 4 R. Vermeersch, 3 R. Borchet, K Scarrot, 1 M. Lawrence, J. Underwood, M. Bogensperger & R. Waters
Best; M. Walters, R. Vermeersch, B. Fimmano, M. Bogensperger & R. Borchet
SUBIACO v SOUTH FREMANTLE (COLTS)
The Subiaco Colts went down by 71 points to South Fremantle at Medibank Stadium.
The Bulldogs were too slick for the Lions, but there were positives for coach Mike Pannell to take from the game.
Sean Foley had his best game for the club, accumulating 23 possessions, taking three marks and laying three tackles. He was well supported by the likes of Ben Reid (22 possessions and 10 marks), Liam Connolly (18 possessions and 12 marks) and Nicholas Baroni (18 possessions and four tackles).
Up forward, Duane Smith, Mitchell Crew and Josh Chapman were the only goal-scorers for the Lions.
In the opening quarter, the Lions put on some excellent defensive pressure, but unfortunately South Fremantle’s Jarren Colpitts, Zane Sumich, Riley Burke and Brodee Knight all scored goals, while the Lions could only register three behinds.
At quarter-time Subiaco was down by only 23 points.
The second quarter proved to be disheartening for the Lions, as they were held scoreless. Unfortunately, Jimmy Miller (twice) and Jesse Mason hit the scoreboard for the visitors to take a 48-point lead into half time.
After the main break, the young Lions came out roaring. Fraser Foley got the ball forward, and Duane Smith was able to pick up the tumbling ball and dribble it through for Subiaco’s first goal. However, their roar was not for long as the Bulldogs got the next three goals through Shai Bolton, Travis Abbott and Sumich.
Just before three-quarter time, Smith roved a pack brilliantly but regrettably he just missed.
The final quarter proved to be the most fruitful for the Lions. Josh Chapman kicked a sensational goal after he kicked the ball forward from about 65m out and it dribbled through the big sticks. Soon after, Mitchell Crew took a strong contested mark and slotted the Lions’ third for the morning. But the Bulldogs came back through Jesse Mason who kicked two goals to round out a 71-point loss to the Colts.
Next week, the Colts host Swan Districts, where they will be aiming to secure their first win of the season.
SUBIACO 0.3 0.3 1.5 3.6 (24)
SOUTH FREMANTLE 4.3 7.9 11.11 13.17 (95)
Goals; 1 J. Chapman, D. Smith & M. Crew
Best; B. Reid, L. Connolly, T. Edwards-Baldwin, S. Foley & J. Chapman.