A Hell of a Challenge for the Colts
- Thursday, 11 July 2013
Written By: Michael Barr | Photo: Kim Johnson
The Colts will travel to Brownes Stadium this weekend as they look to record four points against the Perth Demons.
Buoyed after a gutsy win against fourth place East Fremantle, The Lions will be raring to continue their path to September with another win against Perth.
The joint second placed Lions will be relying on a string of youngsters to lift, with a growing list of absences from the squad.
The Lions are now without three of their best goal-kickers with Michael Wood (senior call-up), Rhys McAlister (senior call-up) and Cody Grace (injury) gone for a while.
Last week Coach Steve Armstrong looked to veteran tall Jordan Bestry to provide a presence up forward, which the 193cm unit did to get Subiaco across the line by kicking three goals.
The Lions will need to sort a long term option in the forward line if they hope to do damage later in the season, so developments in this position will be interesting.
Two new players are set to make their debuts this week with Nathan Stewart and Jeremy “JJ” Woodley in contention for selection against the Demons.
Nathan Stewart hails from the country; being the first player from Norseman to represent Subiaco.
Woodley has been brought in to bolster Subiaco’s forward line stocks, with a decent frame and a knack of kicking goals.
LAST TIME THEY MET :
The sides met in Round 9 earlier this year at Medibank Stadium as both teams were developing their game. Although Subiaco comfortably won by 37 points, the young Demons side dominated portions of the game to create enough worry for Steve Armstrong and the Lions this time out. Four of the five best Subi players, Hayden Kennedy, Cody Grace, Max Walters and Rhys McAlister, won’t be lining up on Saturday; so it’s up to the next wave of Subi players to show what they’ve got.