WRAP: Round 2 (2017) vs Perth
Saturday, 25 March 2017
Six goals from Subiaco's Liam Ryan has lifted the Lions above the Demons by 23 points at Leederville Oval.
The electric forward turned it up against Perth, especially in the third quarter, where he kicked three consecutive goals in a purple patch.
Kyal Horsley was a massive return for Subiaco, the captain collected 35 touches and two goals. Chris Phelan gathered 29 disposals, Craig Hoskins 28 and Leigh Kitchin had 24.
Subi's forward line looked better in Round Two with talls Clancy Wheeler and Rowen Powell kicking a pair of goals each.
Horsley won the toss, and elected to kick North first with a light breeze. The Demons got the first goal however with Narrier hitting a shot on the run. The Lions hit back through Clancy Wheeler and Liam Ryan but Perth claimed the honours in the first term. Subi trailed by four points at quarter-time.
Perth came out firing in the second and kicked the first two of the second quarter. Subiaco stayed on the grind and manufactured a couple of goals through pacey forward Liam Ryan. Walley kicked the last of the half to give Perth an eight-point lead.
Subiaco weren’t pleased with their first half and came out in the second with a mission. Liam Ryan made it a personal vendetta to get the Lions going and torched the Demons with four goals in the quarter. Goals to Wheeler, Horsley and Powell blew the lead out to 34 points at one point. A couple of late Demons goals made the distance 18 points at three quarter time.
Demons big forward Simon White popped up for his second goal in the early moments of the fourth quarter to make it 12 points. Ten minutes went by without a goal until a Chris Bryan major made It hard for the Demons. Individual efforts by Perth’s Zareth Roe and Kristian Morisey were valliant but the Lions cruised to a 23-point win.
Bailey Matera sends a ball to the wing.
HORSE RETURNS IN STYLE:
Subiaco enjoyed the return of their skipper in a tough game at Leederville Oval. Horsley's experience shone through and his influence is stamped with his stat sheet against the Demons. The Lions #1 had 35 touches, four inside 50's, two goals and a host of score assists in the home-opener.
Subiaco dominated in the midfield against the Demons. The additions of Horsley & Corey Adamson gave the Lions a signifigant physical advantage around the stoppages and the Lions won the disposal tally 362 to 286 in the end.
Ryan looks like a man on a mission in 2017. The young forward has a magic ability on the ball, has a deadly accurate kick but more importantly he is always willing to do the team things. The 20-year-old flew off the wing and laid a bump on Perth captain Clint Jones to free up Justin Joyce on a kick late in the fourth. Efforts like this are making Ryan an unstoppable force in the WAFL.
QBE MAN OF THE MATCH
The man mentioned above gets the QBE Man Of The Match honours for his six goal performance against the Demons. Congratulations Kylie Grace who correctly guessed Liam as the MOTM during the game! Please contact the club at
to organise your prize.
THE GAME WAS WON WHEN:
Rowen Powell nailed a long bomb late in the last quarter to rule out any chance of a Perth comeback.
SUBIACO 3.0 5.4 11.6 13.12 (90)
PERTH 4.1 6.6 8.6 10.7 (67)
Goals; 6 L.Ryan, 2 K.Horsley, C.Wheeler, R.Powell, 1 C.Bryan
Best; L.Ryan, K.Horsley, L.Kitchin, J.Garcia, D.Jackson
Subiaco’s Development side are two from two after a 66-point win over Perth at Leederville Oval.
The Lions trailed at the start but powered home with the help of some experience around the ground. Premiership midfielder Adam Cockie was dominant with 27 disposals and a goal.
Ben Sokol slotted six goals and off-season recruit Dylan Nelson kicked four.
Dave Madut and Jordan Bestry were dominant in the ruck winning the hit-out count 46 to 25.
Braden Fimmano (22 disposals)), Daniel Leach (24 disposals) & Liam Baker (17 disposals) were also very handy against the Demons.
SUBIACO 2.2 3.8 9.8 19.12 (126)
PERTH 4.1 6.1 7.5 9.6 (60)
Goals; 6 B.Sokol, 4 D.Nelson, 1 A.Cockie, A.Thurkle, S.Nelson, L.Baker, J.Cary, E.Burnett, B.Fimmano, D.Madut, D.Leach
Best; S.Nelson, A.Cockie, D.Leach, C.Barns, B.Sokol
The Subiaco Colts have recorded their first victory of season 2017, thumping Perth by 56 points.
The Lions were scintillating in the last quarter, booting five goals to the Demons’ sole one to run out victors.
Ben Miller was a star in the ruck for the Lions, recording 16 possessions, 30 hit-outs, four marks, four tackles, two inside 50s and a goal. He clearly dominated his two direct opponents Scott Williams (four possessions and four hit-outs) and Jason Hemphill (five possessions and three hit-outs).
In the midfield Max Dennis was superb with 28 possessions, nine inside 50s, eight marks and five tackles. Nicholas Baroni (28 possessions), Matthew Pannell (25), Wil Hickmott (25), Kyron Hayden (24), Luke Foley (22), and Tristan Hobley (21) were also prominent for the Lions.
Up forward Christian Martin always provided a presence and finished with four goals from 11 possessions. Mitch Hughes (three goals) and Corey Young (two goals) were the other multiple goal-scorers, while Miller, Hickmott, Pannell, Kyle Stainsby, Tom Edwards-Baldwin and Aaron Breman all kicked one goal each.
In the opening quarter the game was very congested, and it took for Perth’s Chilton Yarran Jnr to break open the deadlock. Fortunately for the Lions, Mitch Hughes was able to respond. Unfortunately, Perth’s Luke English kicked a goal after the siren to give the Demons an eight-point lead at the first break.
The second quarter was all Subiaco and it started off when Aaron Breman caught the Perth defenders napping and was able to bang through the opening goal of the quarter. Christian Martin then took a solid contested mark and was able to convert to give the Lions the lead. The Demons were able to respond through English, but Martin had other ideas. He kicked the next two goals, one from a spectacular mark, and the other one from a free-kick after he was held onto in the goal-square. Hughes and Tom Edwards-Baldwin then hit the scoreboard, before Martin slotted his fourth. In the dying moments of the game, Koby Fullgrabe did a sensational run through the middle of the ground that broke the game open and got the ball inside 50 to Ben Miller, who was then able to turn his opponent inside out before kicking a clever goal, seconds before the half-time siren went.
After the main break, Hughes won a hard contested possession and was able to set up Corey Young for the opening goal of the quarter. Caelen Bennell was then able to kick two goals for the Demons, but the Lions still led by 29 points at three-quarter time.
In the last quarter, Young, Hughes, Kyle Stainsby and Wil Hickmott all hit the scoreboard as the Lions romped to a 56-point victory.
The Lions will look to take on this winning momentum when they face West Perth next Friday night.
SUBIACO 1.2 9.5 11.10 15.12 (102)
PERTH 2.4 3.5 7.5 6.10 (46)
Goals; 4 C.Martin, 3 M.Hughes, 2 C.Young, 1 B.Miller, K.Stainsby, W.Hickmott, T.Edwards-baldwin, M.Pannell, A.Breman