Subi stays second
- Saturday, 26 July 2014
Subiaco have recorded a come from behind win over South Fremantle to keep league leaders East Perth within an arms grasp.
Despite trailing for most of the day the Lions took advantage of an undermanned Bulldogs outfit to finish nine point victors and hold second spot on the WAFL ladder.
Captain Kyal Horsley was amongst everything in Subiaco’s come-back win with a dominant performance in the clearances to gather 29 disposals.
Andrew Mcdougall was also a major part of the Lions ability to get back in the game with the 31 year old almost in career best form. The ex- West Coast Eagle had 21 touches, 31 hit-outs and two goals.
The win comes as a testament to Subiaco’s resilience and fitness to wear down the Bulldogs and ice the game with four goals to two in the last.
Jason Bristow kicks for goal in the last quarter. Photo: Michael Flood
After Frank Stockley became unavailable with a hamstring injury against Perth and Chris Deluca being a late exclusion before the Bulldogs clash, Jarrad Schofield had to look into his depth to find some role players. The second year coach chose wisely with Jordan Bestry and Joel Ashman elevating into the league side. 20 year old Jordan Bestry complimented veteran Andrew Mcdougall nicely to edge South Fremantle out in the ruck and Joel Ashman’s pressure on the ball carrier was magnificent.
HEAL IS HANDY
Aaron Heal has emerged as a key player for Subiaco’s defence in 2014. The ex-Peel Thunder player was a pleasant inclusion for the clash with South Fremantle and proved he can impact the game. South Fremantle’s forward entries were dangerous all day yet Heal blanketed multiple Bulldogs forwards. Heal has great height and reach and could be a future star for the Subiaco Football Club.
MAHONEY JETS TO 50
Brett Mahoney celebrated his 50th with a win and was his usual uncompromising best against the Bulldogs. A chase down of Timothy Kelly in the third quarter exemplified why the coaches at Subiaco love the Victorian midfielder as he stopped a sure goal in a crucial part of the game. Mahoney had 14 touches and five tackles in the hard fought victory.
SOUTH FREMANTLE 1.3 5.7 10.9 12.12 (84)
SUBIACO 1.4 4.5 8.10 13.15 (93)
GOALS: 2 A. Mcdougall, R. Waters, M.Boland; 1 C.Phelan, S.Yarran, S.Moore, S.Hildebrandt, J. Bristow, W. Twomey & K. Horsley
BEST: Mcdougall, Horsley, Waters, Hampson & Bristow