- Friday, 15 August 2014
Subiaco ruckman Frank Stockley has recovered from the hamstring injury that’s kept him out of Subiaco’s last two games and is right to return against Claremont tomorrow.
The big man was pressing for selection when Subiaco played East Perth a fortnight ago but was given an extra week’s rest with last weekend’s bye.
He and ruck partner Andrew McDougall will go head to head with Tigers duo Mark Seaby and Mitchell McGovern who last week combined for 55 hit outs opposed to Perth’s total of just 30.
Seaby created headaches for the Demons all over the ground, kicking three goals and taking ten marks.
The ruck contest will go a long way to deciding the outcome of the game given the even matching of both teams’ midfield brigades.
The likes of Chris Phelan, Jason Bristow and Brett Maloney will go head to head with Luke Blackwell, Jake Murphy and Tom Ledger.
Lions defender Abe Davey looks set to miss due to a hamstring strain.
On a Roll
Claremont are one of the WAFL’s in-from teams having won five of their last 6, their only loss in there was to Peel Thunder by 2 points.
Ryan Neates is enjoying his most productive season at Claremont. The midfielder has played 17 games and gathered 20 or more disposals on 16 occasions.
The on baller is coming off his second 37 disposal game, he also kicked a goal to help to Tigers take care of Perth.
On The Horse
Opposed to Neates will be Subiaco’s own ball magnet Kyal Horsley who is fresh off a 27 disposal, 2 goal effort against East Perth.
The Lions skipper also tallied a game high 7 tackles and will be crucial in the midfield battle on Saturday.