Recruits shine in Sharks loss
- Saturday, 01 March 2014
Written: Michael Barr
Subiaco have gone down in their first pre-season hit out by 25 points against East Fremantle in sweltering conditions at Shark Park.
Coach Jarrad Schofield blooded a relatively fresh faced side with new recruits Frank Stockley. Wayde Twomey, Shane Yarran, Joel Latham, Lachlan Delahunty and Shaun Hildebrandt all contributing.
The outing was an impressive foresight into what Subiaco is capable of; looking unstoppable in space throughout the game.
Unfortunately poor kicking and a knee injury to senior ruckman Andrew McDougall put a dampener on the display for the Lions as they fell to the Sharks by four goals.
WHAT WE LEARNED
Subiaco: The Lions are going to be extremely dangerous in space this year. The skills and ball movement of Subiaco was superb throughout portions of the game with Jason Bristow, Shaun Hildebrandt and Charlie Le Fanu creating sparks. The Lions might have also found a star in the forward line. New recruit Shane Yarran from South Mandurah was electric in the outing kicking two goals and proving more than a handful in the forward line.
Frank Stockley: The big ruckman from West Perth was dominant in the ruck and in marking contests. Kicked a goal and set up a few others.
Wayde Twomey: Donning Aidan Parker’s legendary number 9, Twomey filled the jumper with an impressive display at half back.
Shaun Hildebrandt: There was a comforting feeling having Hildebrandt back in the maroon and gold. Played extremely well in the midfield and oozes class.
Lachlan Delahunty: Aggressive around contests and skilfully creative with his disposal. Delahunty will prove to be a handy player.
Shane Yarran: Had the crowd going with his electric leap and athleticism. Ended up kicking two but could have had more if his kicking was on target.
Joel Latham: Fit into the Subiaco midfield perfectly. Showed class and maturity when needed and has the ability to hit targets.
Dylan Elliot: Elliot was brilliant against the Sharks. Wore his opponent like a glove and had multiple big spoils. Could be a player to watch in 2014.
Joshua Deluca: The younger brother of Chris; 17 year old Joshua rose to the occasion to play a gutsy role. Attacks the opponent and ball hard.
Hayden Kennedy: Kalgoorlie kid Kennedy looked solid in his first game of league. Solidly built and showed great hands.
EAST FREMANTLE 2.4 4.4 9.7 11.9 (75)
SUBIACO 1.1 4.3 7.3 7.8 (50)
Subiaco: Yarren, Hampson 2, Joyce, Stockley, Moore
Subiaco: Hildebrandt, Elliot, Yarren, Bristow & Twomey
Subiaco: Andrew McDougall (Lions ruckman McDougall came down hard on his right knee in the last quarter an will be monitored throughout the week.)