Sharks out-swim Lions
- Saturday, 21 June 2014
The Subiaco Lions were unable to pull of a memorable 200th game for veteran Darren Rumble losing by nine points against the Sharks in slippery conditions at Medibank stadium
A strong second half by the Lions couldn’t lift them past the Sharks in torrid weather with veterans Darren Rumble (200th) and captain Kyal Horsley (100th) both missing out on milestone victories.
Victorian recruit Matt Boland continues to shine kicking another three and Rhys Waters kicked two including a third quarter bomb that put Subiaco in the lead.
Amongst the winning ball getters for Subiaco were Kyal Horsley (25), Jason Bristow (25) and Christopher Phelan (22) who thrived in the hard working conditions.
Two of Subiaco’s veterans Darren Rumble and Kyal Horsley shared milestone games in the nine point loss with admirable performances. Darren Rumble was his usual self in the back-half providing a rock on the last line. Captain Kyal Horsley was also prominent with 25 disposals and a crucial impact on the midfield
Bristow vs O’Brien:
Subiaco vs. East Fremantle set up a tantalizing battle between two of the WAFL’s most prominent ball winners Jason Bristow and Rory O’Brien. Football fans were treated to the two maestros going head to head and eventually combining for 57 possessions. Rory O’Brien might argue that he got the final say however amassing 34 touches and 11 tackles in the Sharks win.
Dougs and Twomey Return:
The Subiaco Lions had two crucial inclusions for Round 13 with veterans Andrew McDougall and Wayde Twomey returning to the senior side. Twomey was a timely addition to Subiaco’s backline whilst McDougall sured up the ruck stocks with Lachlan Delahunty and Frank Stockley missing with injury.
QBE MAN OF THE MATCH:
Kyal Horsley claims the QBE Man Of Match in his 100th game. Congratulations to Jason Hoskins for claiming the prize for Round 13.
GOALS: 3 M.Boland, 2 R.Waters, 1 C.Deluca, J.Garcia, G.Hampson
BEST: J. Bristow, K. Horsley, M. McDougall, R. Blechynden & D. Rumble
GAME STATISTICS: http://www.wafl.com.au/games/view/9770
The reserves solidified their position on top of the ladder with a comprehensive 99-point win over East Fremantle. Youngster Kyle Halligan continues to press for senior selection with three goals at half forward and WAFL Reserves goal-kicking leader Dylan Clarke also slotted two. Midfielder Luke Norriss had safe hands in the wet conditions to gather 26 disposals and record two majors. The reserves wore black armbands in the Round 13 match-up to honour the brother of ruck man Dave Madut who passed on earlier in the week.
BEST: L. Norriss, K. Halligan, S. Moore, B. Fetherstonhaugh & D. Boyle
GOALS: 3 K.Halligan, 2 D.Clarke, D.Boyle, L.Norriss, 1 D.Madut, W.Fetherstonhaugh, D.Stephen, S.Berryman, S.Moore, R.Daniels, C.Hoskins