Subi out-last Sharks
- Saturday, 06 June 2015
Subiaco continue to out-last their opponents with a 48-point win over East Fremantle at Medibank Stadium.
The Lions over-came a sluggish second quarter to take the game over in the second half. To the Sharks dismay Subi converted when it mattered; and accuracy continues to be a deciding factor when these two sides play each other.
Ex-Docker Sam Menegola starred in his first game as a Subiaco Lion with 35 disposals, two goals and lightning run off the ball. Menegola overcame injury to represent Subi against his original club.
Brett Robinson has proven a smart recruit as the ex-Swan Districts man racked up another 30+ possession game and two goals. Robinson’s work rate and effort has been outstanding since his Round Two debut.
WAFL leading goal-kicker Shane Yarran kicked two on a quiet day for his standards alongside Chris Deluca who also added two.
ON THE BALL:
Subiaco’s midfield had a dominant day against a very good opponent. The Lions on-ballers were in control for most of the game with Chris Phelan (28 disposals), Brett Robinson (34 disposals), Joel Latham (22 disposals) and debutant Sam Menegola building a strong rapport. Menegola will be an important piece in the absence of Brett Mahoney and Kyal Horsley who are nearing fitness.
HEAL TO TOE:
Aaron Heal has amped up his game in 2015 and provided one of the more interesting moments of the game in the third quarter. After going back with the flight and taking a courageous mark, Heal then had his pass intercepted, ran 50 metres back into defense and took another big grab. The Lions defence willingness to work for each other allows the second man up and the team is benefiting from it.
MADUT IS THE MAN:
The growth of 23-year-old ruck-man Dave Madut continues at a rapid pace but it’s not always his ruck work that makes the difference. Madut is one of the most explosive athletes on the Subiaco list and has developed a repertoire for bone crushing tackles in 2015. Duta has quickly become a fan favourite since taking over the main ruck job.
QBE MAN OF THE MATCH:
It’s pretty hard to over-look a guy who gathers 35 touches and kicks two goals on debut. Sam Menegola takes out this week’s QBE Man Of The Match as well as the Subi faithfuls praise. Congratulations to Thomas Moore who wins a signed jersey for guessing correctly. Contact the club to collect www.qbeinsured.com/lionsmotm
SUBIACO 2.3 5.6 10.11 15.18 (108)
EAST FREMANTLE 0.4 6.9 6.11 8.12 (60)
Goals; C. Deluca, S. Menegola, B. Robinson, S. Yarran 2; W. Fetherstonhaugh, R. Waters, M. Wood, L. Delahunty, S. Hancock, C. Phelan & C. Wheeler.
Best; Menegola, Robinson, Madut, Heal & Latham
The reserves have confirmed their position as heavyweights despite in-decisive kicking against East Fremantle.
Reece Blechynden made his return in the reserves gathering 25 disposals and kicking two goals in an impressive display.
Joel Ashman was another key midfielder with his attack on the ball setting the tone.
Big man Sean Bradley chipped in with two very important goals as he continues to grow every week.
The Lions seconds continue to put pressure on league leaders South Fremantle who maintain top position on percentage.
SUBIACO 3.6 7.12 10.13 11.18 (84)
EAST FREMANTLE 3.2 4.4 6.5 9.10 (64)
Goals; R. Blechynden, S. Bradley 2; C. Grace, D. Clarke, R. Vermeersch, A. Summers, B. Fimmano, C. Hoskins & J. Woodley.
Best; J. Woodley, M. Walters, R. Blechynden, L. Norriss & J. Ashman.
Subi’s colts have recorded their second win of the season with an eight-point win against East Fremantle at Medibank Stadium.
The Sharks came hard in the fourth quarter after Subi held a 19-point lead at three quarter time. The young Lions showed grit and grounded out the game for a thrilling win.
Ethan Burnett and Michael Braut were the leading ball-winners with 23 each. The young colts midfielders continue to grow.
Joshua Hatch was the leading goal-kicker for the Lions with three. The utility’s input was crucial on a wet, windy morning.
First gamer Wyvern Mcdiarmid was also influential kicking two goals in the nail-biting win.
SUBIACO 2.0 4.2 7.5 9.7 (61)
EAST FREMANTLE 2.0 2.2 4.4 8.5 (53)
Goals; J. Hatch 3; W. Mcdiarmid 2; B. Nylander, C. Bramley, J. Woodley & T. Lowndes.
Best; J.M. Braut, E. Burnett, B. Nylander & J. Hatch.
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