Claremont Crunch Time
- Thursday, 25 July 2013
Written By: Michael Barr Photo: Kim Johnson Photography
The Subiaco Colts have the WAFL’s biggest test this week, facing the league leading Claremont Tigers.
Player Development Officer Jeff Lind has stated they will take a youthful side into the clash with Claremont but relying on some of the older heads to stay competitive against Claremont.
“We will be looking at our senior group to step up and win the battle against their opponents this week.” Said Lind
“Our defence will have to win the one on ones and our midfield will have to fight to earn equal share of the ball.”
Senior defender Declan Jackson is an integral part of this group; emerging in 2013 as one of Subiaco’s most prolific players.
Last week the Captain shut down East Fremantle AFL draft prospect Jonathon Marsh in one of his most impressive performances of the year.
The Sharks key forward was held to a single behind in the first half before being moved away from Jackson to the wing.
BURNETT TO BLOSSOM:
16 year old Ethan Burnett will get his second crack at Colts football this week as his Hale team enters a bye week. The WA State 16’s representative made his debut in the loss against East Fremantle last week but will look to build on his eight disposal game against the best in the business; Claremont.
THE BESTRY FORM:
Ruckman come forward; Jordan Bestry has hit his straps as a forward option for the Lions in the last month. The tall tank has kicked 10 goals in the last four games for the Lions; effectively filling the hole that Michael Wood (senior elevation) and Cody Grace (injury) have left behind. If Ryan Vermeersch can find his way back into form this week, the Tigers will be facing an extremely potent forward line.