WRAP: RD11 (2016) at East Perth
Saturday, 28 May 2016
Subiaco were back to their dominant best against co-tenants East Perth recording a massive 99 point win at Medibank Stadium.
Liam Ryan kicked five goals, debutant Hayden Yarran kicked five goals, Greg Broughton had 24 disposals - two goals and Leigh Kitchin had nine tackles in the important Round 11 win.
Subi scored their highest total of the season 25.12 (162) from a tally of 37 scoring shots to East Perth’s 18 9.9 (63). The Lions thrived on the rebound and scored at will when the Royals turned the ball over.
The Lions looked considerably different to the team that lost to the Falcons with six changes made. Lachlan Delahunty was a late scratch with a hip and Hayden Kennedy was ruled out due to a shoulder injury.
Shaquille Mckenzie, Ben Sokol and Max Walters also made way,
Forward prospect Hayden Yarran made his debut for Subiaco. Midfielders Bill Fetherstonhaugh and Braden Fimmano came into the side as well as utilities Nick Hay and Brad Stevenson.
Subiaco were lively in the first quarter and opened up the scoring through Liam Ryan who snapped a miracle goal from the pocket. Some more hustle from Ryan got the ball to Braden Fimmano who then found Simon Moore for the second. Moore nailed another set shot moments later to keep the ball rolling.
East Perth responded through Corey Adamson but Subi kept pushing. Dylan Clarke goaled and Greg Broughton kicked his first goal of the day to have the Lions up by 28 at the first break.
Liam Ryan popped up early in the second quarter to kick his second goal before Jarrad Oakley Nicholls responded with one for the Royals. The sides battled for superiority until the Lions managed to kick away. Dylan Clarke remained ominous and Simon Moore put through his third to have the Lions flying on top. Subiaco by 45 at the half.
The Royals needed a gargantuan effort to get back into the game but any hope of a comeback was snuffed out pretty quickly by Hayden Yarran. The debutant kicked his second to fire up the home crowd before going on a rampage. The Lions added 6.3 to the Royals 2.4 in the third quarter to put the contest beyond doubt.
Subiaco conceded the first goal of the last quarter but it would bare little importance with the Lions running out with their biggest win of the season.
Liam Ryan continues to fire with five goals against the Royals.
YARRAN MAKES DEBUT
2016 Subiaco recruit Hayden Yarran made his debut for the Lions and looked confident alongside the likes of Ryan, Shepheard, Clarke and Moore. Yarran kicked five goals and demonstrated fantastic intensity around the contest to record five tackles as well. It would seem the name Yarran and the Subiaco Football Club go well together.
Subiaco haven’t used a stereotypical ruck setup for a while now but that’s hinged on the dynamic play of Clancy Wheeler and Lachlan Delahunty. With Delahunty out, the Lions opted to fill the position with mobility rather than a hit-out specialist. Young defender Aaron Heal and Hamish Shepheard handled Delahunty’s work load and they did it impressively against towering opponents Paul Johnson, Fraser McIness and Jonathon Giles.
BROUGHTON IN FORM
Greg Broughton had a stagnated start to the 2016 due to a shoulder injury but he's got a couple of games under his belt and it showed against East Perth. Broughton was one of the most dominant players on the ground and showed he can threaten on the scoreboard as well with two important goals. The 100+ AFL game player is a handy resource of experience for the younger Lions defender.
EAST PERTH 3.1 6.3 8.7 9.9 (63)
SUBIACO 7.5 13.6 19.9 25.12 (162)
Goals; 5 L.Ryan, H.Yarran, 4 S.Moore, 2 K.Horsley, D.Clarke, G.Broughton, C.Hoskins, H.Shepheard, 1 A.Cockie
Best; L.Ryan, L.Kitchin, H.Yarran, S.Moore
Subi’s reserves fell to a strong East Perth side by 45 points at Medibank Stadium.
Subiaco’s reserves were strengthened by the additions of Ben Sokol, Shaquille Mckenzie and Max Walters but they couldn’t catch the fast starting Royals.
Forward Ben Sokol was the leading disposal winner for Subi with 21 touches and seven marks. Shaq Mckenzie also had a strong showing with 20 disposals but could have had a bigger impact in front of goals kicking 1.4.
Jeremy Woodley was the Lions most prominent forward kicking three goals. Developing ruckman Josh Chapman is also showing signs of dominance and won 27 of the Lions 36 hitouts.
EAST PERTH 3.5 7.9 9.7 13.13 (91)
SUBIACO 1.2 2.6 4.6 6.10 (46)
Goals; 3 J.Woodley, 1 M.Johns, S.Mckenzie, M.Mcphee
Best; B.Sokol, J.Woodley, R.Borchet, D.Elliott
The Subiaco Lions have suffered their second agonising defeat in consecutiveweeks, this time to arch-rivals East Perth by three points.
In the opening quarter the Lions burst out of the blocks. Wyvern McDiarmid continued his good goal-kicking form (his eighth in six games), scoring the first goal of the game after the Lions were able to rebound the ball brilliantly.
Moments later, Callum Bramley scored the Lions’ second goal after he received a 50m penalty, and soon after Ben Miller got the side’s third.
The Lions’ defence was outstanding with East Perth not getting their first goal of the game until the 18 th minute. The midfielders were also instrumental with state representative Jacob Miller (nine possessions), Jack Beverley (six possessions) and Callum Bramley (seven possessions) working the Royals midfield over.
Before the siren went, Max Dennis took a great pack mark and converted after the siren to give the Lions an eighteen-point buffer. Mitchell Crew got the opening major of the second quarter, after he was able to take an intercept mark 25 metres out in front of goal.
Unfortunately the Royals got the next goal, but then a moment of magic occurred. Jacob Miller was able to rove a pack on the wing expertly, before bursting from the stoppage and kicking a 70 metre bomb – Lance Franklin-esque. Seconds later, Ben Reid nailed another goal, but East Perth scored the next two goals to reduce the margin to 21 points.
After the main break, the Royals came out firing, but Subiaco’s defence held up exceptionally well, and blunted their attacks. East Perth however, broke through in the fifteenth minute when they got the only goal of the quarter. In the last quarter, the Royals kicked the opening four goals to take the lead by 9 points.
Late in the quarter, Aaron Breman scored a goal from a down-field free-kick to reduce the margin to only three points. In devastating circumstances, the siren rang, breaking the hearts of Subiaco.
Next week, the Lions host Peel at Medibank Stadium where they have a huge chance to record their first win of the season.
EAST PERTH 1.2 4.2 5.4 9.6 (60)
SUBIACO 4.2 7.5 7.7 8.9 (57)
Goals; 1 B.Reid, J.Miller, M.Dennis, A.Breman, W.Mcdiarmid, M.Crew, B.Miller, C.Bramley
Best; J.Miller, J.Harris, B.Reid, S.Cooper