Colts: June Review
- Tuesday, 03 July 2012
Colts Monthly Review: June
Subiaco 55 – 75 Perth
Subiaco 84 – 77 East Fremantle
Subiaco 56 – 60 Claremont
Subiaco 76 – 75 East Perth
The Lions went 2-2 in the month of June to maintain sixth place with a 5-8 record, only a few wins outside the top four.
The squad has matured a lot since the opening rounds of the year, competing and winning against the best sides in the competition. They took the Perth Demons to the edge before a final quarter fade out in Round 12, beat the third placed Sharks in Round 13 followed by two nail-biting performances against Claremont and East Perth.
Injuries and absences finally caught up with the Lions in the last month, which forced younger players to stand up and contribute. The manner to which the squad responded was impressive with guys like Will Fetherstonhaugh, Dylan Clarke and Alex Sheed stepping their game up to fill the holes.
Newer players like James Hughes, Rhys McAlister and Jordan Webster started to make an impact on the contest in their respective roles.
JUNE’S STAND OUT PLAYERS
Kyle Halligan had his usual impact on games this month, averaging 19 disposals a game and kicking crucial goals. His best performance came against East Perth last week, where the winger kicked three goals in the third quarter to push the score-line in Subiaco’s favour to set up a one point victory.
Fethers’ has hit a rich vein of form in June averaging 20 disposals a game and playing a crucial role in the centre of the field. Often looked to when during tough periods of the game when a cool head is required.
Clarke keeps on improving this year, more so in June where he averaged 18.25 disposals a game and booted 10 goals from a midfield role. The 18 year old originates from Kalgoorlie City, the same club as AFL product and last year’s Outridge Medal winner Kyal Horsely.
Rhys McAlister has raised his hand as a goal-kicker in the last few weeks, booting three against Claremont and two against East Perth. McAlister could prove to be a handy goal-kicker in weeks to come. James Hughes has also solidified his spot in the Colts starting 24 in June with some solid performances in a defensive role. Hughes is currently averaging 6.25 tackles a game, the best out of every WAFL side.
Last week Colts regulars James Garcia and Mitch Harvie took the plunge and played their first senior game in their careers. Both contributed to the Reserves second win of the season despite limited playing time amongst a strew of established players. We wish the boys good luck for the rest of the season as they embark on the next level of their careers.
Subiaco face a tough month ahead, facing the unpredictable Peel Thunder after the bye and the mighty South Fremantle Bulldogs in Round 18.
Photography by Doc Fethers