Lions Buzz: Round 13
Monday, 22 June 2015
Subi continued their winning streak on the weekend with a 37 point win over the Claremont Tigers in the official WAFL Men's Health Round.
The two in-form teams of the competition met in a physical, winter classic with Subi showing poise to hand the Tigers their first loss in six games.
Sam Menegola was outstanding again for the Lions recieving best-on-ground honours with 29 touches, eight tackles and two goals. The ex-Docker continues to catch eyes in his return to the WAFL with talk-show WA Footy touting Menegola as a chance to return to the AFL next year. (*See top tweets)
Shane Yarran was ever dangerous in the forward line for the Lions snagging three goals and providing a strong target all game. Yarran enjoyed hunting the low, bending kicks delivered by the likes of Kyal Horsley, Sam Menegola and Brett Robinson.
Michael Wood had a handful of moments when the game was there to be won. The young forward put his body on the line and kicked two last quarter goals to see the Lions home.
Subiaco's young defenders also continue to impress with Hayden Kennedy working well as a small defender, Charlie Le Fanu restricting Jack Bradshaw to one goal and Declan Jackson stepping up big in his third league start due to the injured Darren Rumble. The Tigers were held to their lowest score of the season by a Lions back-line averaging 22.6 years of age.
Subi have now equalled the start made during the heights of the Glory Years era, with the sky appearing to be the limit for a dedicated Lions playing group.
Claremont hosted Family Fun Day for Men's Health Round at the Claremont Showgrounds. Thanks to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Channel Seven.
THE BUZZ - @subiacolions
Footy WA | We think at 23yo/188cm, Sam Menegola would be a solid prospect for AFL clubs wanting a ready made mid
WAFL | 10.15 (75) Leading disposals | S.Menegola 29, C.Phelan 24, K.Horsley 22 Goals | S.Yarran 3, M.Wood 2, S.Menegola 2