Subi lay egg on Good Friday
- Friday, 03 April 2015
Subiaco have suffered a major dent in their early season form with a disappointing showing against East Perth for Good Friday Football.
The Royals appeared hungrier for the football in the Round Three clash and ran out 66 winners over Subiaco.
Coach Jarrad Schofield was disappointed with his side’s willingness to fight after establishing a dominant style of football in the first two rounds.
“From the outset I was disappointed with our willingness to put the head over the football. I thought we controlled the third quarter better and worked harder as the game went on but it’s a disappointing result.” Said Schofield
Shane Yarran was one of the shining lights for Subi and was consistently dangerous in the forward line. Yarran currently leads the WAFL in goal kicking and another three in a one sided affair re-enforces his reputation as one of the league’s most prolific forwards.
Subiaco were starved of the football for a majority of the game and struggled to generate the run and carry which has been so effective. Chris Phelan gathered 19 in his 100th WAFL game and Leigh Kitchin managed 21 in a tough day for the midfielders.
NO FUN FOR PHEZ:
Chris Phelan has been an excellent servant for the Subiaco Football Club and was rewarded with his 100th WAFL game. Unfortunately for the Phez-man, the Lions never looked like they wanted it. Phelan was workmanlike with 19 possessions but will be licking his wounds along with the remainder of the side.
HE’S A NEW MAN:
East Perth's Murray Newman is determined to give his second chance at AFL football a good crack and the Lions were the unfortunate recipients of his wrath today. Various defenders worked hard on the lively forward but his energy proved telling. Four goals and multiple score inclusions will have the Lions preparing harder for the Newman next time they meet.
EAGLES IGNITE ROYALS:
It’s a tired conversation and Subiaco have shown they can beat an AFL loaded East Perth side before; but there’s no doubt the inclusion of classy West Coast Eagles Will Schofield, Jamie Bennell and Brant Colledge were important in this one. Schofield was wise in defence, Bennell’s ball movement killed the Lions and Colledge was prominent in contests. It’s up to the Lions to prove they can beat the Royals again in 2015.
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SUBIACO 2.1 3.4 5.5 6.8 (67)
EAST PERTH 5.4 10.7 14.10 15.12 (114)
Goals; 3 S.Yarran, 1 M.Wood, J.Garcia, B.Mahoney, S.Hancock
Best: Wheeler, Kitchin, Horsley & Delahunty.
Subiaco’s reserves remained undefeated despite a gutsy challenge from East Perth in the last quarter.
The Royals kicked the first two goals of the game and held a lead until Adam Creeper converted on the half-time siren to put the Lions up by three.
Subi’s defence kept East Perth goal-less in the third quarter to burst away to a healthy lead before an inspired come-back in the last drew the Royals within ten points.
A fantastic finish by Chris Wrigley late in the fourth iced the game for the reserves who escaped with an un-blemished start to 2015.
SUBIACO 3.2 5.6 11.7 12.9 (81)
EAST PERTH 3.1 5.3 5.4 9.12 (65)
Goals; 2 M.Walters, D.Clarke, 1 R.Daniels, A.Creeper, J.Woodley, M.Mcphee, S.Moore, C.Hoskins, J.Ashman, C.Wrigley
Best; S. Moore, M. Walters, H. Kennedy, J. Ashman & M. Mcphee
Subiaco’s Colts are still searching for their first win of the season after falling short against the Royals on the Good Friday early game.
The young Lions threatened throughout the game but couldn’t cut the deficit with co-tenants East Perth running out 21-point winners.
Assistant captain Ethan Burnett had an admirable performance for the Lions with 27 disposals and a goal helping his side stay in touch.
Jeremy Woodley was also lively in the forward line with five goals and a string of impressive contested marks.
SUBIACO 1.0 5.5 7.6 10.8 (68)
EAST PERTH 6.3 8.4 10.8 13.11 (89)
Goals; 5 J.Woodley, 1 E.Burnett, F.Foley, T.Breeze, J.Miller, N.Wells
Best; Beverley, Wells, Hatch, Underwood & Braut
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