Royals rolled by Lions
- Sunday, 19 August 2012
The Colts have made it five out of six with a 59 point win over co-tenants East Perth.
The young Lions were never challenged as they outscored the Royals in every quarter in a brilliant display of the young talent coming through the ranks.
Midfielder turned goal-scorer Mitch Harvie booted four goals in a dominant display receiving brilliant service from winger Kyle Halligan who recorded 19 disposals and six inside 50’s.
Young goal-scorer Cody Grace chipped in with three and the in-form Rhys McAlister had two.
Subiaco were clinically effective in their disposal and ability to create scoring chances, with an incredible rate of just 9.7 disposals scoring shot.
The Lions had twice the amount of scoring shots against their neighbours thanks to a swift rebounding defence and good movement through the middle.
Halligan has been quiet in recent weeks but sprang up against East Perth with a display of his driving, kicking best, recording six inside 50’s, five of which turned into scoring shots.
Plays his best when he’s given room and opposition sides are sometimes foolish enough to give him that liberty. Still only 18 and has another year of Colts to develop his promising brand of attacking football.
Has kicked back to back bags of four in the last two weeks and proving to be an extremely effective goal kicker. Harvie is a useful utility player and can play pretty much anywhere on the ground. The rugged midfielder is on the brink of playing senior football and could be in line for selection after the last two weeks.
Charles Le Fanu:
Le Fanu would have to be one of the most consistent footballers I have ever watched. Plays hard contested footy week in and week out, collecting 20 plus possessions in a rover role. The Colts veteran colloquially known as “Frenchy” hasn’t missed a game since round five and will probably push for best and fairest this year.
Although he struggled to get games early in the season, Eddie Hill has wedged himself into the league of consistent performers since round 17. The door was opened due to a few veterans moving up to seniors and Hill firmly grabbed the opportunity and ran with it. The hard working midfielder didn’t necessarily set the world on fire against East Perth but pitched in with a solid 14 possessions and a goal.
We have another new winner of the DT award this week with new found goal-kicker Mitch Harvie edging out Kyle Halligan’s 91 points with a victorious 92! Congratulations to Harvs on his first DT award of the year.
S 5.2 10.4 11.6 16.8 (105)
EP 2.1 3.2 5.3 7.3 (45)
Le Fanu, Harvie, Halligan, Turner, Hughes
Harvie 4; Grace 3; McAlister 2; Halligan, Hill, Smith, Webster, Wood, Deluca, Cox
*All opinions expressed are by the journalist and in no way the opinion of the Subiaco Football club*
Photography by Doc Fethers