- Thursday, 03 April 2014
The Lions will attempt to win three games in a row for the first time since 2012 as they take on the Claremont Tigers at East Fremantle Oval.
A rejuvenated Subiaco side has gotten off to one of their best starts in recent years with big wins over South and East Fremantle leaving them on top of the ladder.
The goal is to continue this hot form against the Tigers on the weekend who are coming off a gutsy win against premiers West Perth.
The most impressive part of Subiaco’s game this year has been their efficient midfield who have the Lions leading the league in scoring shots after round two.
Returning WAFL premiership player Shaun Hildebrandt has been an influential part of this midfield unit sitting as the sixth highest possession getter in the WAFL with 53.
To beat Claremont the Lions will have to be equally as efficient with their disposal to make opportunities for key goal-scorers Shane Yarran, Rhys Waters and Matt Boland.
TWOMEY’S REBOUND:New recruit Wayde Twomey is crucial to Subiaco’s offensive abilities. The ex-Swan Districts star has been instrumental in the Lions rebound game in 2014 averaging 25 touches off half-back.
KICK STRAIGHT, WIN GAMES: Sounds simple enough; but it stands as the difference between a win and a loss on the ladder. So far Subiaco’s forwards have been clinical, with Rhys Waters tied at the top goal-scorers with seven. Look for Rhys Waters, Shane Yarran, Matt Boland or Chris Deluca to provide a spark this week.
RISE OF ELLIOT: Young defender Dylan Elliot has been a standout performer in the first two rounds of the WAFL season landing in the best column in consecutive weeks. The 21 year old has worn forwards like a glove so far and has become a handy option for coach Jarrad Schofield. Elliot could be given a key shutdown role on either Andrew Foster or Jake Richardson this weekend.