Strong Finish Helps the Lions to Victory
- Sunday, 03 March 2013
Three late goals have helped Subiaco record their first victory of 2013, beating East Fremantle by 18 points.
The Lions kicked seven goals in the last quarter to seal a 13.8(86) to 10.8(68) victory..
Callum Sinclair did his chances of a round one derby debut no harm with 23 possessions, nine marks, 40 hitouts and three goals.
Rhys Waters had the ball 18 times and was assisted by Rhett Kerr (17 disposals, 1 goal) and Jason Bristow (17 disposals, 1 goal).
Subiaco started slowly and didn’t register a goal in the first quarter. The 15 point deficit would have been even bigger if it wasn’t for the Sharks poor kicking.
The second quarter was more productive for the Lions as they scored five goals to East Fremantle’s two. This meant that they held an 11 point lead at the main break.
Three goals to one in the third quarter helped the Sharks get back into the game but Subiaco managed to hang on for a one point lead at the last change.
Subiaco’s hopes of securing their first win of the season were helped when Rhett Kerr kicked a goal inside the first minute of the last quarter and extend the lead to seven points.
This was the first of seven goals that the Lions kicked for the last quarter compared to the Sharks four. Goals to Sean Henson and Brett Peake saw East Fremantle tie up the game at 68 points with not long to go.
Two quick goals to Subiaco extended the lead and when Callum Sinclair kicked his third the game was all but over.