Thunder loom as a finals hurdle
- Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Written by: Michael Barr | Photo: Kim Johnson Photography
The Subiaco Colts face an elimination final situation against Peel Thunder this week; as they battle it out with East Fremantle for fourth position.
A big percentage boost for the Sharks in Round 22 saw the Fremantle side leapfrog the Lions over the bye week; holding fourth place by 1.15%.
The Lions will have to come out firing against a young Thunder side who’ve been causing upsets in 2013; including the infliction of Claremont’s first loss of the season.
THE FINALS SITUATION
The situation for the Lions is pretty simple; win the next two games and have a chance of playing finals. With East Fremantle and Subiaco sitting on the same amount of points with minimal percentage separating them; fourth spot will be decided by which team wants it more. This starts with a Medibank Stadium battle with Peel for the Lions.
SUMMERS’ AROUND THE CORNER
The Lions will be buoyed by the form of winger Aaron Summers; who has been extremely influential in Subi’s last month of football. The pacey player has the ability to break lines and kick goals with eight majors from his last five games. Summers continues to grow in confidence and will hopefully play a key role on the Lions road to September
D – FENCE
The Lions defence has been gutsy all year; battling against some of the best young forwards in Australia. Subi held a lively East Perth to 68 points before the bye with Captain Declan Jackson leading the way with a physical presence in the back half. The Lions prominent defence against East Perth doesn’t bode well for Peel Thunder, who could only manage 2.4 16 against South Fremantle last week.
24 – 08 - 2013
SUBIACO VS PEEL THUNDER (MEDIBANK STADIUM)
KICK-OFF: 9:05 AM