Colts mauled by Tigers
- Friday, 12 April 2013
Article by: Michael Barr
The Subiaco Colts have been defeated in their round five clash against Claremont 6.8 (44) to 15.13 (103) at Medibank Stadium.
The Lions never recovered from a sluggish start where the Tigers kicked three straight goals in the first ten minutes.
Although the Lions showed glimpses of brilliance and threatened the Tigers throughout the game, the visitors always had an answer to run out 59 point victors.
Rhys McAlister proved to be the most lively goal kicker for the Colts with two ripper goals in the second quarter.
Andrew Vawser led a hard working midfield with 20 disposals, aided by strong efforts by Max Walters, Joshua Deluca, Connor Wilkinson and Jordan Webster.
Lost count of the amount of times Walters won a contested ball off the slippery deck. Has been a real find for the Lions so far this season and continues to be a tireless worker in the midfield.
Had a few brilliant moments in which he turned his opponent and burnt them with speed. Also made some really big tackles early on in the game.
I expected McAlister to suit the conditions in my preview of this game, and he met my expectations. Has a reasonably low centre of gravity so tends to win contested ball in the forward line. Kicked his first off a quick pick up and snap and nailed his second from forcing his own turnover, then slotting a drop punt from a pocket.
One of the rare highlights from this game was several moments were Antoine Garlett turned on the legs. Undoubtedly one of the quickest players in Colts football and rarely goes to ground.
S 3.2 5.6 5.7 20.11 (131)
C 5.1 8.4 12.8 8.4 (52)
Vawser, Walters, Bryan, Vawser, Deluca
Subiaco’s Goals :
McAlister 2; Grace, Flematti, Wood, Edwards