Colts savage Swans
- Saturday, 28 July 2012
The Colts have finally reaped the reward of a solid month, thrashing Swan Disctricts 20.11 131 to 4.11 35.
The Lions won every quarter as they piled on the points against an inexperienced Swan Disctricts with Dom Sheed (29 disposals) running rings around the Swans on-ballers.
Young forwards Michael Wood andRhys McAlister also had a day at the park, slotting four goals each along with strong performances from half-back ace Kobie Somers (26 disposals) and Connor Wilkinson (17 disposals 7 tackles).
This is the seventh win of the season for the Lions who are now one win away from the fifth placed East Perth, however the team will have to win all four remaining games to have any hope of playing finals in 2012
Dominic Sheed has been a golden find for the Lions in 2012, averaging 24.4 touches a game in only his first year of Colts football. He had another dominant performance today with 29 touches, albeit against a more in-experienced side. Sheed has been delivering game winning performances all year and the 17 year old is only going to get better.
McAlister had his best game of the year after threatening to burst out over his 11 games in 2012. Has a good footy brain and knows how to read the ball well. It’s more than likely McAlister could develop into a real handy Rhett Kerresque small forward.
Somers has shown promising form in the month of July with back to back inclusions in the influential player lists. Somers gathered 26 disposals and two goals today as coach Steve Armstrong let the running half-back dabble in other areas of the ground.
The full-forward has found a rich vein of form in the last few weeks, slotting 14 goals in the last three games. He has all the makings of a dominant goal-scorer but has the ability to go missing at times. Hopefully this is a turn of corner for Wood as he strives to be the Lions leading goal kicker.
One of the most impressive facets of the Colts in 2012 is the depth of the squad. The team went in today without captain Matt Turner, leading disposal getter Kyle Halligan and other crucial figures such as James Garcia, Will Fetherstonhaugh and Cam Wohiling, but it didn’t stop the Lions from racking up their second highest score of the season. The introduction of ruckman Bryce Denysiuk has relieved some pressure off Jordan Bestry’s shoulders after carrying the ruck duties since Dave Madut’s knee injury early in the season.
GAME OF PERCENTAGES:
The Lions have one of the best percentages in the league of 113.57% due to a bag of losses under ten points. This may be the only thing keeping the Colts narrow finals hopes alive however as they have to win the last four games of the season whilst one of the top four teams have to lose all four.
This week’s Dream Team topper is Dom Sheed with a score of 122 with 29 disposals 11 marks and a goal. This is the third time Sheed has topped the DT rankings, and it probably won’t be the last as we reach the final stretch of the season.
S 5.3 9.5 14.9 20.11 (131)
P 1.1 3.4 3.7 4.11 (35)
Sheed, Somers, McAlister, Wilkinson, Wood
Subiaco’s Goals :
Wood, McAlister 4; Grace, Somers 2; Sheed, Webster, Smith, Wilkinson, Clarke, Jones, Hughes, Dipasquale
Photography by Doc Fethers