- Saturday, 18 May 2013
ARTICLE: Michael Barr PHOTO: Kim Johnson
The Subiaco Colts have won their third on the trot with a 37 point win over the Perth Demons at Medibank Stadium.
Five goals by both Rhys McAlister and Cody Grace saw the Lions eclipse the Demons in every quarter of the game to maintain third spot on the ladder.
Subiaco’s midfield continues to thrive with Joshua Deluca, Max Walters and Hayden Kennedy all playing crucial roles against the Demons.
Their dominance around the clearances lead to seven more scoring chances than Perth; which was gladly converted by the WAFL’S most accurate forward line with a conversion rate of 60.3%
Speaking at the post-match ceremony Steve Armstrong was happy with his players ability to re-create their form despite playing three games in five weeks.
“It’s hard to get consistency when you’ve played three games in five weeks with the byes breaking up the season; but I’m happy with how the boys played today, and we’ll look to build momentum from this.”
NO WOOD, STILL GOOD:
The Subiaco Lions were without leading goal-scorer and forward line stalwart Michael Wood today due to his debut senior call up; but the Colts found other avenues to goal with Cody Grace and Rhys McAlister stepping up to kick five goals each. The ability to kick 100 plus points without the leading goal-kicker is a testament to Steve Armstrong’s system, which entrusts any player filling a role to win the 50-50 contest.
THE TABLES HAVE TURNED:
Finally; Deputy Mitch Turner has played his first game of 2013, running out the game with a handful of disposals and a goal as he returns from a foot injury. Slotted right into a midfield position, but was rotated heavily due to Subi’s depth at the position. Will expect to see Turner play more of a role in future games.
THE PREMIERSHIP QUARTER:
The Lions third quarter against the Demons was superb. Seven goals and all round dominance for the Colts saw the blast away from the opposition. Cody Grace was brilliant as he’s been given more freedom to roam the field, collecting eight disposals on the quarter and kicking three goals.
S 4.3 7.4 14.6 17.10 (112)
P 3.3 5.3 7.4 11.9 (75)
Kennedy, Walters, Grace, McAlister & Summers
Subiaco’s Goals :
McAlister, Grace 5; Davis 2; Champion, Ellis, Walters, Summers & Turner