PREVIEW: Round 14 vs Claremont
- Friday, 24 June 2016
The Lions have been somewhat un-predictable after winning their first six games but showed dominant signs against East Fremantle on their home turf to win by 68 points. Subi are on top of the table by percentage with a 9-3 record.
Claremont is a side ruing missed opportunities. The Tigers are 3-8 thanks to a handful of close losses. They have lost five games by less than ten points in 2016.
When the two sides met in Round 9 at the Showgrounds, Subiaco were the stronger team by 44 points. Claremont challenged in the first half but were blown away by a strong finishing Lions outfit.
Hamish Shepheard kicked six in that outing and Lachlan Delahunty was named best on ground with 27 disposals.
Claremont have relied on the presence of young forward Darcy Cameron to drive their inside 50’s but a serious facial injury against West Perth has ruled him out for a while. Cameron was 4th in the WAFL for goals but the Tigers will now have to look towards Beau Maister, Jack Richardson to produce their majors.
Subiaco have played young ruck Sean Bradley over the last two rounds and he’s impressed with his work ethic. Bradley has played as the sole ruckman with utilities Hamish Shepheard, Lachlan Delahunty and Clancy Wheeler helping out around the ground. The 23 year old gathered 31 hit-outs against Peel and East Fremantle and will be looking for another step in the right direction against the Tigers.
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