Colts Preview: RD 3 Claremont
- Thursday, 03 April 2014
The Colts will look to record back-to-back wins this week as they travel East Fremantle Oval to take on the Claremont Tigers.
The Tigers have been Subiaco’s bogey team of recent years with the Subi Colts losing the last six meetings with the powerhouse club.
Subiaco will be hoping to change this trend on Saturday with an almost full strength squad taking the field.
Max Walters’s return to the side is a giant boost for the Lions who were exposed for their inexperience in round one against South Fremantle.
Walters is a State 18’s candidate and claimed WAFL’S Young Gun off the week with a 33-disposal performance against East Fremantle.
The silky midfielder will hopefully lead from the front against Claremont to break the modern day hoodoo.
Leading forward Rhys McAlister will unfortunately miss this week due to a hamstring strain but the Lions will be boosted by the addition of Cody Grace and Kalgoorlie youngster Ryan Borchet. Both have great ability around the goals and will be assets around the Colts current forwards Ryan Vermeersch, Jeremy Woodley and Jak Carey.
The Claremont and Subiaco Colts have emerged as powerhouses in the competition with a high quantity of State 18’s selections. Aaron Summers and Adam Creeper’s recent addition to the West Australian state side puts Subiaco’s tally up to six representatives up against Claremont’s eight.
After being dominated by Claremont over recent years Saturday’s game looms as the perfect chance to make a statement for the Subiaco Colts. To be truly competitive in the league the Lions will have to beat sides of Claremont’s caliber and there’s no better time than now.
CLAREMONT VS SUBIACO
East Fremantle Oval
Kick Off: 3:15 (Approx. 11 minutes after the League finish)