SFC 2016: Colts v West Perth
Saturday, 02 April 2016
Despite a dominant performance from ruckman Josh Chapman, the Subiaco Colts were outmatched by 70 points at the hands of West Perth at HBF Arena on Friday night.
Chapman (13 possessions, 40 hit-outs, and five tackles) dominated his direct opponent Oscar Allen (15 possessions, and 16 hit-outs), often tapping the ball down his midfielders’ throats, but the Falcons were able to read his taps to their advantage.
The Lions started off with a bang, especially when in the first two minutes of the match, Martin Kaker gathered the ball just forward of centre and hit Fraser Foley lace out.
Foley then converted from 50m out to spark the Lions into a dominant quarter. Goals to Daniel Del Prete, and Aaron Breman saw the Lions race to a nine point lead at quarter time. However, if the Lions had have kicked straight, they would have had more of a buffer.
In the second quarter, West Perth kicked the opening four goals. However, the fourth goal was a dubious one, after the Lions’ defenders protested in unison believing the ball had been touched.
Then Koby Fullgrabe lifted the Lions after a spectacular running goal. He was out all by himself on the wing, before he set off on a dash, took two bounces, and converted from about 40m out.
The Lions’ defenders were under siege in the third term, but they did an outstanding job to not concede a goal, until late in the quarter. Then in the final term, the Falcons piled on the goals to win by 70 points.
Next week, the Lions look to winning their first game of the season against Perth at Medibank Stadium, on Sunday April 10.
WEST PERTH 2.2 7.5 10.9 15.11 (93)
SUBIACO 3.5 4.6 4.7 4.7 (62)
Goals; 1 F.Foley, D.Del prete, K.Fullgrabe, A.Breman