Colts humbled by Thunder
- Saturday, 28 June 2014
An inaccurate Subiaco Colts have been dealt a blow by Peel Thunder in a 37 point wake up call.
Subiaco had 16 scoring shots, only two less than the Thunder but only managed to register four majors in a forgettable outing.
A highlight of the disappointing loss was Aaron Summers standout performance on the wing with 18 disposals and three goals.
Greg Clark (23 disposals), Max Walters (20 disposals) and Joshua Hatch (19 disposals) were also prominent in the midfield with cool heads in congestion.
Coach Steve Armstrong was dissapointed in the loss but believes it could have been a very different game if Subiaco had kicked straight.
"It was a dissapointing game, if we started with a few goals we would have been around the mark but credit to Peel they used their skill in the dew and used the spread a lot better than ours and had the desire," said Armstrong
The Lions recored their equal lowest tally of the season with 36 points but Army believes the goals will come with experience.
"It's always going to be tough kicking goals but its just a matter of which side takes the time to spot a kick up. Obviously we cant help hitting the post three times in a half but in modern footy you need to take your chances and we didnt." said Armstrong
"I think what needs to improve its conistency from the group that need to play a bit of Colts football together so hopefully Rhys McAlister and Ryan Vermeersh start getting on the scoreboard but it's about who we have around them to create opportunities from those players. That's were the goals will come from, we need to get our desire and effort back to make our premier Colts players productive again."
LACK OF HEIGHT:
The Subiaco Colts turned over the ball in contests on number occasions with poor kicking and a lack of size playing a telling role in the defeat. The Lions looked their most dangerous when utlising their speed and run and carry but the Thunder picked off most of Subiaco’s long kicking.
Despite the loss Subiaco’s defence continues to shine in 2014. Players like Corey Buscall and captain Brennan Pearce have a couple of years under their belt and are playing well in the Lions back half. Buscall had a cool head on multiple occasions and Brennan Pearce’s attack on the ball is invaluable. Younger players such as Jack Beverly, Jay Alison-Green and McKenzie Lawrence have also been impressive in the back half in their debut seasons.
A solemn first term of only seven points and three posters got Subiaco off on the wrong foot. They followed their inaccurate start to a conversion rate of just 25% kicking at goal; their worst of the season. Key forwards Ryan Vermeersch and Rhys McAlister have gone quiet and will hopefully have more of an impact as Subiaco endevours towards finals in 2014/
Midfielder Josh Hatch gets out a handball in the last quarter Photo: Michael Barr
SUBIACO 0.7 2.10 3.10 4.12 (36)
PEEL THUNDER 1.2 5.3 9.5 11.7 (72)
GOALS: 3 A.Summers, 1 N.Adler
BEST: A.Summers, G.Clarke, J.Beverley & M. Lawrence
GAME STATISTICS: http://www.wafl.com.au/games/view/9951