WRAP: RD12 (2016) vs Peel
Sunday, 05 June 2016
Subiaco have lost a nail-biter against Peel after Blair Bell put the Thunder ahead in the dying minutes.
The Lions fought hard to get the ball forward but were beaten by the siren, SFC 10.10 70 PTFC 11.8 74.
Young forward Dylan Clarke stood up for the Lions with three goals and Hayden Yarran continued his strong career start with two.
Captain Kyal Horsley led the ball-winners with 23, Leigh Kitchin had 22 and Chris Phelan had 21 disposals.
The Round 12 match up was delayed after issues with the surface at Medibank Stadium and was re-scheduled to Domain Stadium. The Lions took a while to acclimatise in the first quarter but managed to compete strongly. Peel held a six point lead at the first change.
The Thunder kicked the first two goals of the second quarter before the Lions stormed back into the game. Hayden Yarran and Dylan Clarke were heavily involved and Subiaco kicked four straight to lead by seven points at half time.
The third quarter was exhilarating with the lead changing multiple times. Peel continued the pattern and kicked the first two of the quarter before a Liam Ryan goal halted the momentum. Yarran nailed a long bomb at the end of the quarter to give Subi a one point lead at the final change.
Peel got the first goal of the last but Subiaco responded quickly through Dylan Clarke. The game was in Subiaco’s court until a late surge by the Thunder put the game up for grabs. A goal by Rory O’Brien in the 23rd minute made the difference two points. Blair Bell popped up again for Peel moments later to give the Thunder a four point lead. The two sides battled hard for possession in the remaining minutes with Peel holding on for a four point win.
Dylan Clarke kicked three goals for Subiaco
CHANGE OF SCENERY
Subiaco and Peel were ready to do battle at Medibank Stadium on Saturday, June 4 but WAFL Officials called off the game due to concerns about the turf. The game was post-poned and held at Domain Stadium today. The reserves split the Premiership points in accordance to the WAFL Rules and Regulations.
MOORE OF THAT
Simon Moore was impressive in the midfield for the Lions against Peel. Moore has a couple of league games under his belt in 2016 and looks to be building form. Moore had 19 touches and a goal against some difficult opposition. Peel fielded Fremantle midfielders Matt De Boer, Brady Grey and Tendai Mzungu.
The two sides were inseparable on the major statistical indicators except one. Peel dominated with 62 hit-outs to Subiaco’s 35. Fremantle big men Zac Clarke and Jack Hannath dominated the hit outs whilst Subi spread the workload on Sean Bradley, Hamish Shepheard, Greg Broughton and Clancy Wheeler.
SUBIACO 2.3 6.5 8.8 10.10 (70)
PEEL 3.3 5.4 8.7 11.8 (74)
Goals; 3 D. Clarke; H. Yarran 2; L. Ryan, S. Moore, H. Shepheard, A. Cockie & C. Phelan.
Best; Horsley, Kitchen, Clarke, Heal, Phelan, Moore.
The Subiaco Lions’ Colts went down by 33 points in a scrappy affair against Peel Thunder at Medibank Stadium yesterday.
The Lions’ poor conversion (two goals, eleven behinds) cost them dearly while the Thunder took the most of their opportunities to run out victors.
In the first half, Subiaco could only muster five points to Peel’s 33 points. But despite what the scoreboard showed, the Lions’ defence was outstanding. Ben Reid, Thomas Breeze and Liam Connolly were all outstanding, but none more so than Breeze. The Boulder City product accumulated seven possessions and laid four bone-crunching tackles to try and inspire his team to their first victory. But he also produced a moment of magic in the first quarter when he was able to spin out of a tackle and snap, but unfortunately his shot went just wide – it could have been a goal of the year contender.
After the main break, the Lions came out firing. They sadly could only register three behinds and could not get close to the Thunder’s score. Jacob Miller then produced a moment of desperation when he was able to run down a Peel opponent in the goal square and forced him to miss the goals. Before the three-quarter time siren went, Ashton Williamson took a mark inside 50, and he finallygot the Lions’ first goal of the game.
In the final quarter, Wyvern McDiarmid scored the opening goal after he was able to snap through a ball from about 40 metres out. The Thunder kicked the next two goals to run out 33-point victors.
But again for coach Mike Pannell, plenty of players showed upside in today’s performance.
Ashton Williamson (17 possessions and 27 hit-outs) clearly dominated his two direct opponents Lewis Smith (11 hit-outs) and Fletcher Klaztorny (10 hit-outs) to get the ball down to his on-ballers, in particular McKenzie Lawrence (25 possessions) and Jack Beverley (24 possessions).
Jacob Miller put in another typically magnificent performance finishing with 23 possessions, three tackles and three inside 50s. Surely the State selectors will choose him for their next match against South Australia at AAMI Stadium on June 12.
Unfortunately Peel’s two best midfielders Michael Humble and Noah Hura were able to read Williamson’s taps and used them to their advantage.
The Lions take on East Fremantle at ATOM Stadium on June 19, where they have a huge chance to take home their first victory.
SUBIACO 0.5 0.6 1.11 2.11 (23)
PEEL 2.2 5.4 6.6 8.8 (56)
Goals; A. Williamson & W. McDiarmid
Best; M. Lawrence, J. Beverley, A. Williamson & J. Miller