- Wednesday, 09 April 2014
After three rounds Subiaco sits atop the WAFL ladder; and you could put it down to firepower.
The Lions have five players in the top ten goal-scorers illustrating a side that’s working efficiently.
Opposition teams have struggled to contain Subi’s different forward types; with the liveliness of Rhys Waters, the aerial leap of Shane Yarran and the power of Matthew Boland stifling defences.
Here are the players that could kick Subi into the finals in 2014.
RHYS WATERS (8 GOALS)
Waters has become one of the favourite sons of the Subiaco football club. The 20 year old has been developing his game over the last few seasons and looks to be on the brink of a break-out season. Can play a small forward role where he’s good overhead and on the ground.
SHANE YARRAN (7 GOALS)
Yarran is the X-factor for the Subiaco forward line. The off-season acquisition generated a lot of excitement around the football club and hasn’t failed to deliver. The South Mandurah product is tall, athletic and mercurial around goals.
MATTHEW BOLAND (6 GOALS)
Another off-season signing; 22-year-old Matt Boland moved over to Perth after playing four seasons for Parkdale. Boland has been Subi’s main leading forward in the first three rounds and has shown strong hands and an accurate kick. Could fill the key forward role that Subiaco have been desperately looking for since Blake Broadhurst.
CHRIS DELUCA (6 GOALS)
19-year-old Deluca is a bully in the forward line. A ferocious tackler with extreme pace, Deluca is not only influential by kicking goals but also creating them with his forward pressure. After a couple of injury-plagued seasons Deluca looks to fit and ready to make his mark on the WAFL.
GEORGE HAMPSON (6 GOALS)
Hampson is an extremely talented and versatile player that can change games for Subiaco. Can play anywhere on the ground but has proven to be dangerous in the forward line. Hampson was instrumental in Subi’s big win over Claremont kicking four goals and gathering 28 disposals.
If Subiaco can continue to share the load and provide a multi-outlet offense then the wins are bound to pile up.
Check out Subiaco and their sharpshooters this weekend against Peel Thunder at Bendigo Bank stadium. Kick off 2:05