Wood kicks five as Lions thrive

The Subiaco Colts have recorded their second win of the season with a 78 point thumping of the East Perth Royals at Medibank Stadium.

The Lions turned it on after a goal-less first quarter, hurting East Perth around the ground with their intensity on the ball.

Their competiveness at every contest lead to a whopping 18 more scoring chances for the Lions; and it was no surprise that prolific forward Michael Wood was there to reap the rewards, adding five more to his 2013 tally.

Captain Declan Jackson was pleased with his side’s performance, attributing the increased intensity to the sides change in structures.

“Our structures have improved, which has helped us win the ball. The intensity is really good this year and everybody likes working for each other.”

“We finished the last three quarters strong, which was really good and we worked well as a team which helped us get the win.”

Jackson also said he was happy to have sweeping back-man Christopher Bryan apart of the Lions this year, bringing a bit of class to the rebound.

“Smilesy (Bryan) gets a fair bit of the ball on the rebound and he loves it. He’s a real silky player and loves a step or two so it’s good to have him back there.”

Influential Players:
Joshua Deluca:
Deluca was full of class today, winning the ball in competitions and creating effective play for the Lions. Gathered 23 disposals and kicking a beauty of a goal; Deluca will be a gun in the midfield this year.

Michael Wood:
Wood had another cracker of a game, kicking five goals and heckling the defenders for the majority of the game. Captain Declan Jackson is stoked on Wood’s cracking start to the season but questioned the abundance of Michael Wood memes suddenly floating around Facebook.

Rhys McAlister:
McAlister is currently playing an important roving forward role for the Lions and is doing it well; his three goals a testament to the effectiveness of the small forward. Has an extremely accurate kick and will only get better as the season goes on.


THE EDWARDS QUIFF:
Emerging midfielder Tim Edwards had his best game as a Lion with 17 touches and four marks.  Assistant coach Matt Turner went on record saying” Edwards disposal was as crisp as his hair-cut “ with 12 effective kicks and five handballs against the Royals.

                                                                                                                                     
 S              0.2            5.6          9.8           15.11           (101)

EP             0.3            1.4          2.5             3.5              (23)

 

Subiaco’s Best:
Deluca, Wood, Walters, Kennedy, Bryan, McAlister, & Clark

Subiaco’s Goals :
Wood 5; McAlister 3; Vermeesch 2; Deluca, Webster, Clark, Bestry & T. Jackson
 

Injuries: Nil

Reports: Nil

 

NEXT WEEK: The Colts will face their biggest challenge yet with a trip to East Fremantle to take on the undefeated Sharks.Kick Off 9:10am at East Fremantle Oval.

 

Written by Michael Barr           -            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                   -          www.subiacofc.com

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