- Thursday, 21 August 2014
Subiaco star Shane Yarran is set to return for his first game since injuring his ankle in round 19 against East Perth.
Yarran has quickly become a fan favourite at Medibank Stadium and a nightmare for opposition coaches in just his first year of WAFL football.
In his 16 outings the 25 year old has averaged two goals a game, his best haul of 6 coming against Perth in round 17.
It isn’t just his goal kicking that gets fans excited, Yarran’s aerial ability is up there with the best in the WAFL, keeping defenders on their toes and spectators on the edge of their seats.
Dylan Clarke is knocking on the door for his first senior selection for 2014.
The light framed forward booted 4 goals, last week to take his season tally to 47 and his leading the reserves goals kicking.
The 20-year-old left footer is kicking at 72% efficiency and could squeeze into an already potent Lions forward line.
A win for Subiaco will make it the club’s 150th against South Fremantle.
The only side the Lions have beaten more in Perth (160)
South Freo’s 7 wins for the season isn’t a reflection of the talent on their list.
Hayden Schloithe has had a stand out season and he and teammate Ashton Hams are two of the favourites for this year’s Sandover Medal.
Schloithe had 23 disposals last weekend while Hams gathered 43 touches and 8 inside fifties
Bulldog Toby Bairstow has carved out a reputation as a tagging midfielder and could get the job on Lions captain Kyal Horsley.
Bairstow has blanketed some big names this season while also gaining plenty of the ball himself, he had it 26 times against Swan Districts last weekend.
By the Numbers
A quick comparison of some key statistics reveals the difference between the style of play of the Bulldogs and the Lions.
South Fremantle is ranked second in total disposals in the WAFL this season compared to Subiaco who are 8th.
Souths are ranked second in marking while Subiaco is 9th.
And when it comes to the inside fifty count the Lions are ranked first in the WAFL and Souths are fourth.