Thunder Storm Lions
- Saturday, 14 July 2012
A dominant third-quarter performance from Peel Thunder has seen them defeat Subiaco by 38-points at Medibank Stadium.
Peel Thunder led at every change to win 15.9 (99) to 9.7 (61).
George Hampson’s two goals and 17 possessions was a rare positive for the Lions.
Defensive duo Ben Randall and skipper Aidan Parker amassed 40 touches between them along with several unrecorded spoils and team scarifices.
A slow start cost Subiaco significantly as Peel booted the first three goals of the game and kicked five-goals to one in the first quarter.
The Lions slowly worked their back into the contest and two late first half goals saw them only trail by 12-points at the main break.
Peel blew the game wide open with a 5.4 third term while the Lions only kicked two behinds.
Subiaco’s first goal of the second half came in time-on in the fourth quarter.
The Lions able to add two more goals to add respectability to the scoreboard.
Brant Chambers kicked a goal after the siren for his second.
Rowen McDonnell also booted two.
Wingman Scott Worthington left the field in the opening minutes with a lower leg injury and didn’t return for the rest of the afternoon.
Rhett Kerr (21), Abe Davey (20) and Parker (25) the only Lions with more than 20 touches.
It was a different story in the Reserves with Subiaco obliterating Peel 16.12 (108) to 8.7 (55).
The match was tightly contested in the first quarter before a six-goal to two second quarter blew the game open for the Lions.
A spread of contributors for the Lions setting up the win.
Simon Moore had 30 possessions and five inside-50s, while Brett Mahoney (24), Tim Whyte (23) and Conor Davidson (22) were significant contributors.
Nick Hay kicked two goals from five scoring shots.
Davidson, Scott Douglas and Ryan Wade the other multiple goal scorers.
Mahoney, Martin Smith, Josh Watson, Myles Smythe, Kyal Cranley, Seva Martin and recent colts graduate Mitch Harvey all got in on the act with singles.