SFC 2016: Round Four v Perth
Sunday, 10 April 2016
Subiaco have jumped South Fremantle to the top of the WAFL ladder with a 50 point win over Perth at Medibank Stadium
Leigh Kitchin was the barometer for the Lions in the massive win collecting 39 disposals and kicking a goal.
Another ex-Frankston Dolphin was also influential with Lachlan Delahunty gathering 33 disposals, 23 hit-outs and a goal.
Big forward Hamish Shepheard was the most prolific for the Subi forwards and kicked five majors against an overwhelmed Demons back-line. Shepheard was too big and strong for his direct opponent on multiple occasions.
The first quarter had a slow, restrained start as both sides tested each other. It took 20+ minutes for the Lions to find the scoreboard and they did so through vice-captain Leigh Kitchin. Subi were up by five points at the first break.
The Demons worked really hard to hold Subiaco’s run and carry but the floodgates burst in the second. The Lions started to capitalise on their dominance of possession and converted 6.1 to 1.5 as the Dees kicked astray. Goals from Delahunty, Shepheard, Mckenzie and Cockie put Perth well and truly on the ropes.
Perth lifted their intensity in the third and had portions where they managed to lock the ball in their F50. The only problem was their finishing, which erased any chance they had of getting back into the game. A classy goal at the break from a Clancy Wheeler set-shot emphasised the Lions dominance. Subi by 58 at three-quarter time
The Dees managed the first two goals of the last before Shepheard’s fifth silenced any chance of a comeback. Subiaco stay undefeated with a 50-point win
Defender Jordan Lockyer takes a signature intercept mark over Brennan Stack.
EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHIN SINK:
Leigh Kitchin put in a complete performance for the Lions as he racked up monster figures in the midfield. Kitchin found the ball 39 times and kicked the opening goal of the game for Subiaco. The Lions midfield looks unbeatable when Kitchin is playing to his high standards. Kitch was also awarded with the QBE Man of the Match for his performance. Congratulations to Laura Garner who correctly guessed the winner.
CAUTIOUS ON KENNEDY:
Small defender Hayden Kennedy took no part in the second half after injuring his right leg. The Lions cautiously rested the premiership player and he'll be monitored throughout the week.
FIVE FOR CLARK:
Subiaco youngster Greg Clark achieved the five game milestone against Perth as he cements his position in the league side. Clark has started every game for the Lions this year and continues to grow as a midfielder/winger. Keep an eye on the 2015 WA U18’s captain this season.
THE GAME WAS WON WHEN:
Clancy Wheeler snuck home a set shot from the pocket at the end of the third quarter. Perth had a lot of the play in the third but kicked 1.5. Subiaco kicked 6.2
SUBIACO 1.4 7.5 13.7 14.9 (93)
PERTH 0.5 1.10 2.15 4.19 (43)
Goals; 5 H.Shepheard, 2 B.Sokol, 1 C.Wheeler, J.Garcia, S.Mckenzie, L.Kitchin, B.Robinson, L.Delahunty, A.Cockie
Best; L.Delahunty, L.Kitchin, W.Fetherstonhaugh, A.Cockie, H.Shepheard
Subiaco’s reserves are on a roll with their second win in a row against Perth at Medibank Stadium.
Although there were periods of inconsistency the reserves were able to comfortably win over the Dees 17.14 (116) to 11.7 (73)
Hayden Yarran kicked a three-goal tally and four players kicked two with Vermeersch, Woodley, Ryan and Braut rounding out a well-balanced forward line.
Mat Bogensperger continues to be a disposal machine with 30 touches for the Lions. Simon Moore had 24 disposals as well as Max Walters.
2014 Premiership player Rhys Waters finally made his return after a long-term injury and had a reasonable day at the park.
SUBIACO 4.5 8.7 13.10 17.14 (116)
PERTH 2.1 4.4 6.5 9.8 (76)
Goals; 3 H.Yarran, 2 M.Braut, J.Woodley, R.Vermeersch, L.Ryan, 1 J.Joyce, E.Burnett, S.Bradley, M.Bogensperger, B.Fimmano, S.Moore
Best; J.Joyce, R.Vermeersch, M.Walters, S.Moore, C.Bryan
Despite a spirited effort from the Subiaco colts, a solid Perth outfit beat them by 53 points.
In the opening quarter, Subiaco dominated the play, but unfortunately they could not capitalise on their opportunities. Aaron Breman got the Lions on the board,converting his set shot from about 40 metres out late in the opening quarter.
Daniel Del Prete put in a contender for goal of the year after he was able to withstand a tackle before he nailed a shot on goal despite the serious heat fromthe Perth defenders. Daniel Ryan scored another goal, only to have Perth scoring a goal on the brink of quarter-time to lead by two points at the break.
At the start of the second quarter, Perth got a quick clearance inside their forward 50 before Ryan produced a spoil that would have put him in contention for Danny Frawley’s Golden Fist Award, halting the Demons’ attack.
Unfortunately Perth got the next two goals, but the Subiaco defence was holding up admirably. Jye Harris then converted his chance after winning a holding the ball decision after a magnificent tackle on a Perth defender. At half-time the Lions trailed by only 20 points.
The third quarter proved to be an onslaught from Perth as they kicked four goals to Subiaco’s one, when Martin Kaker goaled from about 45 metres out, after some great defensive pressure from Fraser Foley and a sensational intercept possession from Che Wyatt. In the fourth quarter, Perth scored the only two goals to win by 53 points.
Jacob Miller and McKenzie Lawrence were outstanding in the midfield with 19 possessions apiece, and the defence was solid despite what the scoreboard says.
SUBIACO 3.5 4.7 5.8 5.11 (41)
PERTH 4.1 8.3 12.5 14.10 (94)
Goals; 1 A.Breman, D.Del prete, D.Ryan, J.Harris, M.Kaker
Best; J.Harris, C.Wyatt, D.Ryan, L.Hickmott, D.Purser