Subi hot with two on the trot
- Saturday, 28 March 2015
Lions forward Shane Yarran was prolific again with a bag of five and another dynamic third quarter. Opposition club's are yet to find an answer to the problems Yarran creates.
Subi's midfield out-worked East Fremantle in the end with Kyal Horsley's grunt and physicality lifting everyone around him. The captain finished with 35 touches and eight inside 50's.
Leigh Kitchin was also important for Subi and stood out in a flustered first half when the Lions weren't moving the ball as smoothly. The Victorian ball-magnet finished with 29 touches and holds fourth on the disposal leader board for the WAFL.
The win at ATOM Stadium had an eeirily similar story to the previous week's 45 point victory over Claremont. A super quick start had the maroon and gold up by three goals, but a sense of complacency leveled the two sides in regards to score and disposals.
After battling hard with the Sharks to tie 6.7 43 to 6.7 43 at half-time the Lions needed a lift in the third to create some breathing room.
And almost identically to last week, the Lions bounded out with unstoppable energy and kicked seven goals to none in the third quarter to establish a commanding lead.
Subiaco ran the game out with little fight from the Sharks in the last making the Lions and South Fremantle the only WAFL clubs to win their first two games.
Subiaco recruit Scott Hancock made return to his former haunt at East Fremantle Oval and couldn't have asked for a better start. Dave Madut won the hit-out, a quick boot found Hancock in space and the winger burnt his former side to kick a goal from 50 metres out within the first minute. Hancock has been an important part of Subiaco's midfield so far and his intensity was first class against the Sharks.
The Lions have ran two of the WAFL's best clubs off the park in consecutive weeks and that could be attributed to a new approach to pre-season and the arrival of strength and conditioning specialist Jackson Dennis. The Lions have kicked 15 second half goals to their opponents six in the first two rounds. The goal will be to establish four quarters of dominant football moving forward for Schofield and his troops.
GOALS FOR DAYS
East Fremantle had no answers for the Lions forward line today. Shane Yarran was un-touchable, Clancy Wheeler dominated as a key forward target and handy roles came from Rhys Waters (two goals), James Garcia (two goals) and Lachlan Delahunty (two goals). With Michael Wood yet to hit his straps and Mathew Boland set to return Subiaco could kick some tallies in 2015.
This week’s QBE Man of the Match goes to Kyal Horsley for his 39 disposal performance. Congratulations to Shane Rumble who wins a signed Subiaco Lions replica jersey for correctly guessing. The QBE Man of the Match will be available every game this season with entrants in the running for the ultimate Lions experience on July fourth. DETAILS
The reserves got the day off to the perfect start for the Lions seniors with a 92 point belting of the Sharks reserves.
Braden Fimmano responded to his demotion to the reserves side with a dominant display. The ex-Bulldog had 22 disposals and four goals in the Lions midfield and will be itching for more league starts this year.
Raymond Daniels continued his great start with four more goals and Simon Moore led the ball-winners with 29 disposals and a goal.
Youngsters Declan Jackson (22 disposals) and Greg Clark (24 disposals) were also impressive.