WRAP: Round 5 (2017) vs East Perth
Friday, 14 April 2017
Subiaco have sent a message to the league with a 91-point demolition of East Perth on Good Friday.
Subiaco were barely tested in the mammoth victory with the percentage boost sending the Lions to 2nd on the table below South Fremantle.
Man of the moment Liam Ryan continued his hot streak kicking six goals. Ryan also had a signature spell in the third quarter where he completely took the game away from the Royals.
Subi’s midfield were resounding winners. The well drilled combination of Kyal Horsley, Leigh Kitchin and Chris Phelan outsmarted the East Perth contingent. Although the Lions lost the hit-outs and disposal count, they were far more effective with their clearances and ball use, even against their AFL listed opponents.
Captain Kyal Horsley had 24 touches, Chris Phelan 32 and Leigh Kitchin 22. Max Walters continues his impressive year with 22 disposals and three goals. The young Whitfords product has a knack for rising to the occassion.
Subiaco were on the back foot early when Will Maginness got the proceedings underway with East Perth’s first major. The Lions worked themselves back into the game but struggled to convert their early inside 50’s. Shaun Hille and the Royals punished the Maroons even further with another major. The Lions ignited with the first goal coming from a signature Chris Phelan finish. Subi young gun Liam Ryan popped up for his first and was joined shortly by key target Clancy Wheeler who converted a set shot. A brilliant finish from Braden Fimmano from the boundary had Subi up by 16 at the first break.
East desperately tried to put the brakes on a fast improving Subiaco team and were confident when Hille kicked his second goal of the day. To the Royals dismay the “Good Friday” kings Subiaco responded with a double from Bailey Matera and Liam Ryan’s second. When gutsy winger Scott Hancock converted in the 24th minute the lions had amassed a 27-point lead. Subi ended up piling on seven straight goals to open up a 45-point difference at half-time.
In the third quarter Subiaco were without ruck Lachlan Delahunty who incurred an injury in the first quarter and they lost Chris Bryan in the early stages. This didn’t seem to stop the Lions momentum however and they converted the first goal with a brilliant switch to Liam Ryan. Subi worked the ball around the back through Hoskins and found the young gun open from 45 out. The WAFL’s leading goal-kicker converted with precision. The last half of the third quarter was dead rubber to a certain extent with Liam Ryan’s deadly boot taking the show. He kicked two more before the last break to make the distance 78 points.
Stevenson kicked his second goal early in the last and the game played out a reduced pace. East Perth's Hille added his third but the game was well and truly done. Ryan and Walters majors sent Subi to a massive 91-point win.
Chris Phelan and the Lions midfield were dominant against East Perth.
The Lions midfielders were unbelievable in their pressure game. They well and truly matched AFL class such as Lewis Jetta, Dom Sheed Lions and Mark Hutchings by wanting the ball more. The stat sheet may flatter East Perth’s Eagles players but their impact was more or less inefficient. Kyal Horsley was a monster at the stoppages and had 10 tackles to go with his 24 disposals. Corey Adamson, Chris Phelan and Craig Hoskins also notched up the count. When you win the total tackle count by 64 to 42 as the winning team, chances are it’s going to be a belting.
ADAMSON V EAST
Corey Adamson provided his best game in the maroon and gold against his former side East Perth. Adamson cruised around the wings and displayed the speed to stay side by side with ex-Sydney premiership player Lewis Jetta. Adamson finished with 17 disposals and five tackles against the Royals.
QBE MAN OF THE MATCH
The QBE Man Of The Match goes to dazzling Liam Ryan who kicked six goals against the Royals. Ryan takes his tally up to 19 goals from five games in 2017 and Liz Roberts wins the signed guernsey for correctly voting! Well done Liz! Contact the club to organise your collection.
THE GAME WAS WON WHEN:
Liam Ryan kicked back to back goals in the third quarter to completely deflate the East Perth Royals.
SUBIACO 4.6 11.6 16.12 20.15 (135)
EAST PERTH 2.2 4.3 4.6 6.8 (44)
Goals; 6 L.Ryan, 3 M.Walters, 2 B.Stevenson, B.Matera, 1 R.Powell, B.Fimmano, B.Sokol, C.Phelan, C.Wheeler, S.Hancock, K.Horsley
Best; L.Ryan, M.Walters, A.Heal, C.Phelan, C.Adamson
Subiaco’s D-league have fallen to 3-2 after a humbling 77-point defeat at the hands of East Perth at Leederville Oval.
The 1-3 Royals jumped second placed Subiaco in the first half and never looked back.
Strong performances from Subi’s Adam Cockie (34 disposals and a goal) and Matt Bogensperger (39 disposals) assured dominance in the midfield for Subi and they went from there.
The Lions were a step behind from the start and conceded five goals to one in the opening term. Jack Hick presented as a deadly player for the Royals and finished with four goals. East Perth led by 26 at the first break.
Subi were desperate for a surge but were met with equal force by the Royals. Adam Cockie did his best to lift the Lions with a goal and Matt Bogensperger (25 Disposals) threw his body at the contests. Unfortunately for Subiaco the black and blue had all the answers and a 57-point half time lead.
Subi try fightback, but mistakes end up costing the Lions. Two second-half goals to Jak Cary and Dylan Nelson made little impact as the co-tenants D-league team powered to a comprehensive 77-point win.
SUBIACO 1.2 3.3 7.5 10.9 (69)
EAST PERTH 5.4 12.6 17.6 23.8 (146)
Goals; 2 J.Cary, D.Nelson, 1 A.Cockie, R.Vermeersch, R.Borchet, D.Clarke, J.Garcia, A.Thurkle
Best; M.Bogensperger, R.Borchet, M.Lawrence
The Subiaco Colts lost to East Perth by 14 points at Leederville Oval.
The Lions started brightly with a five-goal opening quarter, but the Royals were able to run over the top.
Brayden Ainsworth battled all day for the Lions, finishing with 32 possessions, nine marks, three tackles and a goal.
He was well supported by Kyron Hayden (28 possessions, six marks and two tackles), Tristan Hobley (26 possessions and seven marks) and Wil Hickmott (20 possessions and a goal).
Up forward, Christian Martin finished with three goals from 10 possessions and four marks. Che Wyatt, Sam West, Tom Edwards-Ba
The Lions got off to a ripping start when Sam West kicked the opening goal of the game in the fourth minute. The Lions were able to rebound the ball from half-back, and when the ball was inside 50, West used his pace to burn off his opponent before dribbling through the goal. Five minutes later, Max Dennis found Christian Martin inside attacking 50, and then Martin converted from 35 metres out. Tom Vellios kicked the Royals’ first goal in the 18th minute, but moments later Martin kicked his second. Mitch Crew and Che Wyatt kicked goals to give the Lions a 23-point lead.
The second quarter was simply disastrous for Subiaco as they were held scoreless while East Perth were able to record six goals through Reuben Pasalich (twice), Christian Ameduri, Jalen Hoffman, and Aaron Redhead.
After the main break it was much the same for the Lions with Eric Bashemule kicking two goals and Kane La Fontaine kicking one. In the 17th minute, Brayden Ainsworth scored the Lions’ first goal of the game since the opening quarter. Tom Edwards-Baldwin, and Christian Martin then recorded goals and the Lions were within 15 points at three-quarter time.
The last quarter was frenetic, and it was Luke Foley who kicked the first goal when he was able to kick the ball out of mid-air on the goal-line in the seventh minute. Wil Hickmott then added another, but unfortunately Harley Stack and Vellios both kicked goals for the Royals, resulting in East Perth running out victors by 14 points.
Next week the Lions will be out for redemption against Claremont.
AINSWORTH BACKS IT UP
Brayden Ainsworth kept up his magnificent start to the season with 32 possessions, and three goals. So far Ainsworth is averaging 27 possessions and has kicked four goals in three Colts games for the Lions in 2017. With more performances like these, Subiaco fans can expect to see Ainsworth rising up the ranks sooner rather than later.
KYRON IS FIRIN’
Kyron Hayden again produced another outstanding performance for the Lions in the midfield. He finished with 29 possessions (including 10 in the opening term) and was often crashing and bashing his way through the stoppages. He is currently second to only Claremont’s Callan England for this year’s WAFL Colts Coaches Award and with such performances expect Hayden to be a contender this year.
Despite not being draft eligible for next year, recruiters should be monitoring the progress of both Tristan Hobley and Wil Hickmott this year. Both were outstanding for the Lions, with their pace and creativity. Both boys look to have bright futures with Subiaco.
THE GAME WAS OVER WHEN
Tom Vellios kicked his second goal. He pushed the margin out to 14 points and with only two minutes remaining it was going to take a miracle for the Lions to snatch victory.
SUBIACO 5.1 5.1 8.4 10.8 (68)
EAST PERTH 1.2 7.5 10.7 12.10 (82)
Goals; 3. C. Martin, 1. B. Ainsworth, C. Wyatt, S. West, L. Foley, W. Hickmott, T. Edwards-Baldwin, M. Crew
Best; B. Ainsworth, L. Foley, K. Hayden, T. Hobley, M. Dennis, T. Edwards-Baldwin, W. Hickmott