- Thursday, 11 July 2013
George Hampson’s stellar form has been acknowledged by the members of the Subiaco Golds.
The 23-year-old was named Player of the Month for June. Hapson averaged more than 29 disposals relishing a change from the midfield to half back.
A ball magnet, Hampson boasts one of the biggest tanks of any WAFL footballer and his star continues to rise after arriving at the Lions from Scarborough Amateur Football Club back in 2011.
Lions coach Jarrad Schofield will be relying on the newest member of his backline to provide plenty of run and carry against a hard running Perth Demons outfit at Brownes Stadium on Saturday.
Perth sit 5th on the WAFL ladder, just percentage outside the top four, with 7 wins which is already more than they could manage during the whole of last season.
One of those wins came against the Lions in round 9. On that day Subiaco’s midfield was out played by the likes of Demons runners Brett Hodge (33 possessions), Julian Jacobs (27 possessions) and Mathew Moody (27 possessions).
Subiaco v Perth
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 2:05 PM
Head to Head
Played:324 Perth: 167 Subiaco: 157
At Brownes Stadium
Played:73 Perth: 40 Subiaco: 33
Last Meeting - Round 9, 2013 at Medibank Stadium
Subiaco 13.12 (90) def by Perth 18.7 (115)
Paul Bevan is one of the reasons the Demons have been able to turn around their mediocre form of the previous three seasons.
In his first year as captain, the Sydney Swans premiership player has instilled a hard edge and added to an improving culture at the club.
Averaging 3 goals in each of his thirteen games, Bevan seems a likely opponent for super quick Lions defender Daniel Leishman.
After being dropped into the reserves for breaking team rules Brennan Stack has responded in the best possible way. The lively forward has booted 6 goals in two games since returning to the side to re-establish himself in the race for the Bernie Naylor medal.
He currently sits second on 38 goals, just three behind East Perth’s Josh Smith. Bevan sits third with 37.
A host of youngsters have been added to the Lions side that suffered a 66-point loss to East Fremantle.
Defender William Fetherstonhaugh comes in for his first taste of senior football while, forward Dylan Clarke and midfielder Joel Ashman are both set to make their second senior appearance after a string of good performances in the reserves.