Lions Head 'Home'
- Thursday, 12 June 2014
Subiaco takes on Perth at Sir Richard Moore Oval in Kalgoorlie tomorrow.
The Goldfields has been a rich recruiting zone for the Lions in the past with players like Todd Holmes, Luke Toia, Glen O’loughlin, Gary Kemp, Mick Lee, Dean Kemp, Steven Davies, Rob Hansen, Michael Symons and in recent years Kyal Horsley, Rob Forrest, Scott Worthington and Dom Sheed all donning maroon and gold.
Now Subiaco captain and originally from Kalgoorlie City Football Club, Horsley will lead the team out against the Demons in his 99th WAFL game.
“It will be great to get back up there, I’m pretty proud to have grown up there so to play in front of friends and family will be a great experience.” Horsley said.
“We had a really good win last week, Swans challenged us a few times in the game and we were able to answer so we are looking to continue that this week against Perth.” He said.
Subiaco has played five games in Kalgoorlie since 1989 for four wins and one loss
Their most recent fixture in in the mining town ended in a 157 point thumping of Peel Thunder in 2008.
The Lions arrive in Kalgoorlie on Saturday morning and will look to notch their eighth win of the season while Perth is searching for its fourth.
Subiaco will be wary of a Demons side with its back against the wall.
It’s been reported that Damien McMahon will need to notch at least 10 wins this season if he is to survive as Perth’s coach.
The Demons currently have three wins and sit 6th on the WAFL ladder.
Matt Boland’s 4 goal haul against Swans has moved him to the out right lead of the Bernie Naylor medal.
The 23-year-old also gathered 18 disposals, his highest total in his ten games this season
Subiaco’s Reserves train continues to roll on having conceded just 34 points in the past two weeks while scoring a total of 282 points.
The Lions sit on top of the ladder and are likely to welcome back Andrew McDougall from a groin injury and David Madut from an injured hamstring.
The reserves play at Medibank Stadium at 11:25 on Sunday following the Colts who start at 9am.