SFC 2016: Round 9 CFC
Saturday, 14 May 2016
Subiaco have rectified last week’s disappointment with a strong 44 point win over Claremont at the Showgrounds.
Lions forward Hamish Shepheard was dominant with six goals and youngster Liam Ryan was electric with four goals and a “Mark of the Year” contender in the third quarter.
Utility Lachlan Delahunty is in the best form of his career and put in another gargantuan performance. Delahunty had 27 disposals, 10 hit-outs and a crucial goal in the second to get Subi going.
The midfield group were on top all game with skipper Kyal Horsley (23 disposals 6 tackles) leading the way.
Craig Hoskins (24 disposals 5 tackles), Christopher Phelan (22 disposals) and debutant Max Walters (20 disposals 1 goal) were all influential.
A young Lions back-line more than held their own with Aaron Heal and Hayden Kennedy starring under pressure.
Subi started the game with relentless pressure and it led to an early goal from vice-captain Leigh Kitchin who snapped truly. Hamish Shepheard had the second soon after with a big mark and goal but the Tigers would strike back instantly with some help from the umpires. Claremont briefly took the lead until Clancy Wheeler added his first and Shepheard added his second. Subiaco by six points at the first break.
The game continued on a feisty path with both sides putting their body on the line. The Lions got the first of the quarter through youngster Liam Ryan but struggled to crack the Tigers. After building for the first half of the term, the Lions finally capitalised with a ice cool finish from VC Lachlan Delahunty and the floodgates opened. Subi managed 5.1 to the Tigers 3.1 to hold an 18 point half time lead.
Subiaco took control of the game in a dominant third quarter kicking 6.4 to 2.0 to blow the game away. Liam Ryan was mercurial kicking back to back goals and producing one of the best marks of the year. Debutant Max Walters got caught high shortly after and slotted his first WAFL goal for the Lions. Another major by big man Shepheard had the game well in Subi’s favour.
The last quarter ran at a lacklustre pace with goals to Shepheard and Clancy Wheeler icing the game. The Tigers managed a mini fight back with three goals straight but never frightened the Lions as they rode out a 44 point victory.
Max Walters excelled on debut for the Lions
RYAN ROLLS TIGERS
Subiaco young forward Liam Ryan was quietly building form in the reserves over the first month of the year but has well and truly burst into the limelight. After earning his elevation into the league side against East Fremantle last week, Ryan has quickly demonstrated his capabilities on the field. The Lions wanted another speedy goal-kicker and they seem to have one in Liam Ryan.
LIONS DIG DEEP
Subi played their worst game of the season against East Fremantle last week but the response against Claremont was incredible. The Lions looked hungrier from the first first bounce and resembled a completely different side from the one that played seven days ago. Jarrad Schofield called in a host of changes with Shaquille Mckenzie and Chris Bryan returning to the line-up. Max Walters was elevated for his league debut.
The Lions were able to find their forwards in high percentage scoring areas against Claremont. Shepheard, Sokol & Ryan worked hard for the mids and were rewarded with intelligent forward entries. The forwards also re-payed their efforts with an exemplary conversion rate of 13.5.
CLAREMONT 2.1 4.4 5.4 6.4 (71)
SUBIACO 7.4 10.6 14.9 18.12 (115)
Goals; 6 H.Shepheard, 4 L.Ryan, 2 C.Wheeler, 1 L.Kitchin, L.Delahunty, M.Walters, B.Sokol, B.Mahoney
Best; L.Delahunty, H.Shepheard, A.Heal, L.Ryan, M.Walters
Subi’s reserves hit a road-block at the Showgrounds going down to the Tigers by 83 points.
The reserves were blown away by an impressive opening term from Claremont who managed 5.3 to Subiaco’s 0.2.
The early scoreboard pressure never allowed the Lions to claw themselves back in the game but they continued to fight regardless.
Braden Fimmano and Bill Fetherstonhaugh worked hard for the Lions cause even though they were overwhelmed in the disposal count 394-231. Nick Hay looked right at home in the midfield and worked well around clearances.
Jeremy Woodley was the only Lion to record multiple goals with two. Marlon Johns and Hayden Yarran managed a single each.
CLAREMONT 5.3 9.3 16.7 17.13 (115)
SUBIACO 0.2 1.3 3.3 4.8 (32)
Goals; 2 J.Woodley, 1 M.Johns, H.Yarran
Best; B.Fimmano, W.Fetherstonhaugh, N.Hay
The Subiaco Colts were comprehensively beaten by the reigning premiers Claremont by 86 points at the Claremont Showgrounds.
In the first quarter Claremont kicked the opening seven goals of the game, before livewire forward Wyvern McDiarmid got Subiaco on the board. Unfortunately it was this passage of play that saw Fraser Foley get crunched in a marking contest, leaving him concussed and forcing him out for the remainder of the game. In the second quarter, the Subiaco defence did remarkably well, considering the siege they were under, and at half-time Claremont led Subiaco by 69 points.
In the second half, the Lions were a lot more competitive. After Claremont got the opening goal in the third quarter, Callum Bramley was able to bang through a goal from a stoppage in the Lions’ forward half. However, Claremont came back hard but missed several opportunities to extend their margin. Moments later, Bramley punished the Tigers, by kicking his second goal of the quarter.
Going into the last quarter, the Lions were trailing by 79 points and it looked as if they were going to go down by 100+ points. But credit to Subiaco they stuck it out and fought on until the end. Early in the quarter, McDiarmid was able to take a strong overhead mark after a quick kick out of a stoppage, but he sadly missed.
Moments later though, he took another brilliant mark and this time he converted in front of the big sticks. Aaron Breman and Zac Bestry were able to score the next two goals to make the scoreboard look a little better. This didn’t last for long, as Claremont booted the next four goals to run out 86-point victors.
On a bright note, Jack Beverley was outstanding in his first game back from injury. He accumulated 17 possessions and took six marks, looking cool, calm and collected on the halfback line.
If Subiaco get back their full-strength team next week, they are in with a big chance against West Perth to get their first victory of the season.
CLAREMONT 8.3 12.9 15.13 19.17 (131)
SUBIACO 1.0 2.0 4.0 7.3 (52)
Goals; 2 W.Mcdiarmid, C.Bramley, 1 P.Silvestro, A.Breman, Z.Bestry
Best; J.Beverley, J.Harris, W.Mcdiarmid, L.Connolly, M.Dennis