Colts Preview: Round 12
- Thursday, 30 May 2013
Written by: Michael Barr Photo: Kim Johnson Photography
The Subiaco Colts will be looking to prove their legitimacy as a contender this week, as they take on undefeated league leaders Claremont.
Coming off four wins in a row and holding a strong belief of Armstrong’s system, the Lions will be a completely different side than the one who bowed out by 59 points against the Tigers in Round Five.
It will be up to the leaders to lift the young Lions over the line this week with players like Joshua Deluca, Andrew Vawser, Jordan Bestry and Jordan Webster the most likely culprits to put their hands up for a spirited performance against the Tiges.
BARR’S GAME CHANGERS
Small forward Rhys McAlister would be one of the in-form forwards of the competition at the moment with 14 goals from his last three games. Colts defences haven’t had an answer for McAlister’s goal savvy abilities as he continues to rack up bags of goals. Will need to be on target this week against the WAFL’s second stingiest defence.
The Lions defence will have to be switched on from the first bounce against the Tigers as they have the ability to score heavily in short amounts of time. After a slow start against South Fremantle last week, the Tigers packed on five goals in the second to open up a lead they never relinquished. Benjamin Higgs appears to be the Claremont’s in form forward with five goals against South Freo; so Subi’s best defensive tag will have to be on the ball.
LAST TIME THEY MET
The two cats last met on a rainy Friday afternoon at Medibank Stadium in Round Five of this season. Despite a spirited start by the Lions, Claremont managed to bundle away with minor wins in each quarter until the flood gates opened in the last. The loss stands as Subi’s most disappointing result this year; making Sunday’s clash the perfect chance for redemption.
SUBIACO LIONS vs. CLAREMONT TIGERS
Claremont Oval Kick-Off: Sunday 9:10 AM