By The Numbers - Round 18, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 7:28 AM

Subiaco overcame a sluggish first half before a solid second half which saw the Lions kick eight goals to one, which was good enough to overcome Swans at a wet Leederville Oval.


It was a day where the Lions both had and gave goalless quarters, had a season high in tackles and had weight of uncontested ball.


Add in numbers for former AFL trio Ben Newton, Josh Deluca and Zac Clarke, and it is another week of By the Numbers.



GOALS – Subiaco were held to their second goalless quarter of the 2018 season during the second quarter of Saturday’s game. After kicking three goals to one in the first quarter, Subiaco were outscored two goals to nil in the second. This followed a goalless quarter against Peel back in Friday night footy last month.



SCORELESS QUARTER – After the goalless second quarter by Subiaco, the Lions bounced back in the third holding Swans scoreless during the third. It was the second time this year that Subiaco has held a team scoreless, both times during the third quarter of matches.



TACKLES – Subiaco midfielder Ben Newton laid a team high and career high 10 tackles in the victory. Prior to Saturday, Newton’s highest tackle count for Subiaco was nine, recorded back in Round One. At AFL level, Newton’s highest tackle count in a game was six. Subiaco finished with 98 tackles on the day which was their most in a game in 2018.



CLEARANCES – Subiaco midfielder Leigh Kitchin led the way for Subiaco in and around the contest finishing with 11 clearances, which was a season high. Midfield teammate Josh Deluca also had nine clearances, with the duo combining for 20 of Subiaco’s 53 match clearances.



KICKS – Subiaco defender Hayden Kennedy played his 50th game for Subiaco on Saturday and was happy to use his foot to celebrate the occasion. Kennedy finished with 17 possessions for the game, all kicks. Kennedy’s statline of 17 kicks, 0 handballs was the highest number of kicks by a Subiaco player without having a handball, for over a decade.



RED TIME – Subiaco finished with 2.6 in red time. Interestingly across the first three quarters Subiaco held Swans scoreless in red time, 2.6 to 0.0, holding an 18 point sway. In the last quarter however Swans kicked 1.1 to Subiaco’s 0.0, meaning Subiaco won the red time battle by 11 points on Saturday.



POINTS – Subiaco held Swan Districts to just 28 points for the match, their lowest ever score in games between the two sides. It just pipped the 29 points conceded back at the start of the millennium. Subiaco’s defence has conceded an average of just 52 points against per game in 2018, holding teams under 30 points in three of the past four weeks.



WINS – Subiaco midfielder Josh Deluca was involved in his 50th win at WAFL level in Saturday’s game. Deluca has won 22 of a possible 24 matches with Subiaco while also racking up 28 wins from 45 games with Peel.  



HIT-OUTS – Subiaco ruckman Zac Clarke recorded a season high 57 hit-outs for Subiaco. It was the third time that he has passed 50 hit-outs in a game this season. In the past two weeks Clarke has had 110 hit-outs and for the season has 555, to sit second in the WAFL for hit-outs.



INSIDE 50’S – Subiaco recorded 60 Inside 50 entries on Saturday, the sixth time this year that they have recorded at least 60 entries in a game. The first three times Subiaco had 60 forward fifty entries they averaged over 150 points in those game, while in the past three they have averaged 75 points in those games.



UNCONTESTED POSSESSION – Subiaco held sway by 76 in overall possessions, but it was the dominant 171 to 126 uncontested possession that was most significant in the win.