Saturday, 22 August 2015
Subi finished the season off at Medibank Stadium in style with a 77-point demolition of East Fremantle.
The Lions endured a characteristic slow start before picking the eighth placed Sharks apart to set up their 16th win of the season.
Subi forward Matt Boland led the goal kicking with four whilst in form goal-shark Kyle Halligan kicked three.
Chris Phelan was superb with 33 disposals and a goal amongst the strongest Subi midfield named of the year. The Lions ball carriers were a league above against the Sharks with Kyal Horsley (27 disposals), Leigh Kitchin (25 disposals), Brett Robinson (21 disposals), Sam Menegola (16 disposals) and Scott Hancock (20 disposals) executing to a higher level.
Subiaco’s defence were impenetrable for a large portion of the Round 22 match-up. Jordan Lockyer was magnificent in reading the play and had five turnovers. Lockyer hasn’t missed a game for the Lions this year in an incredible season for the ex-Sydney Swan.
Darren Rumble also looks in good shape to charge for his sixth premiership. Rumble has proven to be the heart and soul of the Lions defence and did so again against the Moss St men today.
The Sharks started the game up beat with some melee breaking out before the first bounce between Sam Menegola and Jayden Schofield. The early antics didn’t help the Sharks though as Kyle Halligan had the Lions first goal within 60 seconds. Green responded for East Fremantle as the Lions continued to squander an abundance of opportunities. Subiaco lead by 16 at quarter time but it should have been more.
As we’ve seen in recent weeks some re-adjustments had Subi firing in the second. The Lions turned the game into a landslide with five straight goals in the second quarter, with Matt Boland doing a portion of the damage. Ellis from East Fremantle snuck in a goal before half time to cut the Lions lead to 43 points.
East Fremantle needed a momentum shift of dramatic proportions to get back into this game after half time and they got the opposite. Subi’s history making back six put the pressers on the Sharks and held them to 0.2 for the entire quarter. The Lions added 4.2 of their own to ice the game heading into the last.
Boland added another and Subiaco ran out their last home quarter of the 2015 WAFL season for a 77 point win. The Lions now look towards rivals East Perth next week to measure themselves for finals football.
Subiaco led disposals 381-321 and moved the ball with dangerous speed and precision. The Lions produced some of the best over-lap football they’ve shown all season and it broke the Sharks early in the game.
East Fremantle knew they had a mountain to climb visiting the reigning premiers at Medibank. Sharks youngster Jayden Schofield tried getting into Subi star Sam Menegola’s head early but the move backfired on the midfielder. Subi banded together and made sure Schofields trip to Leederville wasn’t a memorable one. Schofield left with 18 disposals and his name on report.
ROBBO PLAYS 100:
Journeyman Brett Robinson played his 100th WAFL game against the Sharks and added his usual energy on the wings. Robinson gathered 21 disposals and had a team high seven inside 50's. The Victorian played 83 games for Swan Districts between 2008-2013 and has played 17 games for Subiaco this year.
BOLAND GOES BOOM:
The Lions key forward Matt Boland is healthy and ready to kick goals. Boland over-came a frustrating string of injuries in the first half of the year but has returned to the form that made him Subi’s best forward in 2014. Boland has kicked some big bags in the last month with 15 goals from four games.
QBE MAN OF THE MATCH:
The QBE Man of the Match goes to Chris Phelan for his 33 disposals game in the midfield. Meredith Tenger wins a signed Subi guernsey for guessing correctly.
THE GAME WAS WON WHEN:
Subiaco kept the young Sharks from scoring in an important third term. If East Fremantle had any chance of a comeback it would have had to come after half-time; but Schoey’s boys put the press on to hold the Sharks goal-less for 30+ minutes of football.
SUBIACO 3.6 8.10 12.12 16.17 (113)
EAST FREMANTLE 1.2 2.3 2.5 5.6 (36)
Goals; 4 M.Boland, 3 K.Halligan, 2 S.Menegola, C.Deluca, M.Wood, 1 K.Horsley, C.Phelan, C.Wheeler
Best; C.Phelan, K.Horsley, L.Kitchin, D.Rumble, W.Twomey
Subiaco’s reserves won by 71 points over East Fremantle at Medibank Stadium and are strongly seated for September action.
The seconds withstood a charge from the Sharks in the third quarter blowing them out with a 6-0 goal last term.
Jeremy Woodley kicked four goals, James Garcia three and 17-year-old Michael Braut kicked two.
Matthew Bogensperger led disposals with 33 on the day; Joel Latha collected 31, Braden Fimmano 27 and Joel Ashman 29.
With one fixture left in the 2015 season both of Subi’s senior sides will play a big part in September.
SUBIACO 5.3 7.8 9.12 15.15 (105)
EAST FREMANTLE 1.0 3.3 6.6 6.8 (44)
Goals; 4 J.Woodley, 3 J.Garcia, 2 M.Braut, 1 J.Latham, D.Clarke, L.Norriss, M.Bogensperger, J.Ashman, S.Bradley
Best; J.Latham, M.Bogensperger, J.Ashman, B.Fimmano, J.Garcia
REDiMED COLTS RECAP:
The colts went down by 77 points in their last home game of the season against East Fremantle.
Subi’s youngsters were too in-experienced for the Sharks who had dominant performances in the midfield from Fraser Perry and Oliver Parish.
Liam Catalfamo was the best for the Lions with 18 disposals; Ethan Burnett had 23 disposals whilst Jay Allison Green had 22.
Young forward Martin Kaker got a goal and debut and Nathan Blake added the other.
SUBIACO 1.0 1.0 1.1 2.2 (14)
EAST FREMANTLE 3.6 7.8 9.10 13.13 (91)
Goals; 1 M.Kaker, N.Blake
Best; L.Catalfamo, T.Breeze, E.Burnett, A.Williamson, J.Beverley
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