Lions Buzz: Round Six
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
The Lions had an opportunity to rest their legs on the weekend yet remain on top of the WAFL ladder.
One of the biggest challengers for the top spot over the bye-week was a re-invigorated Peel outfit that is getting comfortable in the top four.
The Mandurah based side has been heavily bolstered by the Fremantle Dockers alignment and are a finals threat for the first time in the club’s history after a comprehensive win over Claremont.
East Fremantle also closed on the Lions with a 17-point win over rivals South Fremantle to join Subiaco on four wins.
Subiaco will need to overcome the Perth Demons at Lathlain Park on Saturday to maintain top position.
Peel will over-take the Lions if they score a big win over the Swan Districts with 6.2% separating the top two sides.
Ex- Subiaco Lions Dominic Sheed lays a tackle. Photo: AFL Media
LION ON LION
Sunday’s AFL clash between the West Coast Eagles and Brisbane Lions had a couple of familiar faces. During the match-up ex Subiaco players Daniel Rich and Dominic Sheed battled against each other at the stoppages with the young midfielders fighting hard for four premiership points. Sheed finished with 21 touches and a goal whilst Rich gathered 20 disposals and kicked two. Ex-Subi champion and reigning Brownlow medalist Matthew Priddis was also dominant with 28 disposals and 8 tackles on the way to a 53-point Eagles win.
ALMOST A FOOTY LEGEND
Subiaco’s Scott Worthington was featured on the Footy Show’s “Almost Footy Legends” on Thursday but not for the reasons Wortho would want. The Channel 9 show hosted by Gary Lyon, James Brayshaw and Sam Newman highlighted a play from the Lions Round One victory over the Tigers. The play involved a heated chase between Shane McAdam and Lions defender Worthington with the Claremont youngster finding his way to the goals. WATCH HERE
ANZAC Round was celebrated widely by the West Australian football community with attendances boosted in all formats. Over 10,000 were in attendance for WAFL fixtures over the weekend and Saturday night’s clash between Fremantle and Sydney at Subiaco Oval was a sell-out. Television views also peaked at 46,500 for 7mate’s coverage of the Fremantle derby with an average of 35,000. The ANZAC legend and everything it stands for continues to go stride for stride.
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