Round 8 Recap

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Subiaco made it back to back wins with a convincing 41-point victory over strengthened Peel Thunder side at David Greys Arena in Mandurah on Sunday. With 15 Fremantle listed players on the park for Peel, Subiaco kicked 3 goals to 1 in the first quarter while Harley Bennell racked up 12 first quarter possessions to keep his side in the match. Craig Hoskins was shifted onto the ball magnet in a bid to curb his influence on the game and did so to great effect keeping Bennell to just 2 possessions. Horsley gathered possessions at his normal pace, while Greg Clark found plenty of the ball with both having 17 touches for the 1st half. Subiaco asserted its dominance in the match with a 6 goal to 1 behind second quarter to go into half time with a 47-point lead.


Peel came into the 3rd quarter with more fluency in their game and moved the ball well to kick 3 out of the first 4 goals before the Lions stemmed the momentum before Delahunty (2 goals), Horsley and Waters goaled to even the quarter.


Harry Marsh continued to impress for the club by keeping forward Cam McCarthy quiet, Greg Clark and Kyal Horsley worked tirelessly through the midfield to finish up with 29 and 28 possessions respectively. Ben Sokol kicked 3 goals while Lachlan Delahunty, Simon Moore, Ryan Borchet and Ben Newton finished with 2 goals.


Subiaco will continue to improve its 7-1 record by facing a much improved Perth Demons at Leederville Oval at 2:15pm next Saturday.


The Winners


Daniel Leach

The feisty midfielder made his first league appearance for 2019 replacing Jack Beverley. Leach has been putting together some strong performances in the reserves to earn a recall and played his part in the 41-point victory over Peel.

Ben Sokol

The strong bodied forward was back to his more accurate self this weekend kicking 3.1 against Peel. Sokol also took 12 marks which were a feature of his game and return to goalkicking form.

Craig Hoskins

For the 2nd week in a row, Hoskins claimed another strong victim with his run with role. Bennell had 12 possessions in a classy first quarter before Hoskins made him earn every possession much like Jye Bolton the week before. Bennell had 6 possessions in the 2nd and 3rd quarter and its no surprise that with his influence curbed, Subiaco kicked 6 goals to 1 behind.




SUBIACO                             3.0       9.3       13.5     15.9.99

PEEL THUNDER                  1.3       1.4       5.6       8.10.58


SUBIACO BEST: Marsh, Braut, Hoskins, Clark, Moore, Newton


SUBIACO GOALS: Sokol 3; Borchet, Delahunty, Moore, Newton 2; Clark, Horsley, Litherland, Waters 1.





The Subiaco Reserves bounced back from their loss last week against Claremont to come out big winners against Peel 17.13.115 to 6.3.39.


Subiaco controlled the match from start to finish winning each quarter and putting an exclamation point on the second half with an 11 goal to 3 demolition. League Premiership players Justin Joyce and Kyle Halligan returned to senior football alongside Reserves premiership player Max Dennis after injury stints while new recruit Jakeb Tartaglia made his long-awaited debut for the Lions.


The Midfield ran rampant for 4 quarters with a massive 55 hit out game from ruckman Josh Chapman while the repeat inside 50’s from Subiaco proved too much for the Peel defence to contain as the Lions piled on 30 scoring shots to 9.


Liam Hickmott collected a team high 22 possessions through the midfield and was ably supported by James Eccles (21), Joyce (20) and Jacob Miller (19). Lively forward, Shannon Nelson, also returning from injury kicked a game high 4 goals with Dennis.


The Winners


Josh Chapman amassed 55 hit outs in a dominant display giving his midfielder first use all day.

Justin Joyce had 20 classy touches in a return from injury and moved freely

Kyle Halligan played his first game since the 2018 League GF and while a bit rusty, his return is welcomed as another forward option to come into the league side in the coming weeks.

Shannon Nelson kicked 4 goals and was lively in the forward line not only with scoreboard pressure but tackling and pressure acts.




SUBIACO                             4.4       6.8       11.9     17.13.115

PEEL THUNDER                  2.1       3.1       5.3       6.3.39


SUBIACO BEST: Joyce, Dennis, Mu, Atkinson, Nelson


SUBIACO GOALS: Dennis, Nelson 4; Hughes, Joyce, Mu 2; Lawrence, Tartaglia, Vermeersch 1.





Despite being competitive for 3 quarters Subiaco Colts went down to Peel Thunder by 25 points on Friday night at David Grays Arena.

In a low scoring encounter Peel scored the only 2 goals for the first quarter making the most of their opportunities in front of goal, something that Subiaco failed to do besides having numerous chances.

The second term was much better for Subiaco finally finishing off some of their good work with goals to Patterson, Golding and Kemp going into the half time break trailing by 3 pts.

The 3rd quarter became a real scrap with Subiaco going scoreless and Peel managing to add 1 goal 5 which could have quite easily been more if not for Subiaco’s constant pressure. The game to this point was a battle of attrition with both sides working hard for not much reward.

Peels class and bigger bodies stood out in the last quarter with them kicking 4 goals to Subiaco’s 2 in the last and they held on for a comfortable 4 goal victory. Over the past few weeks Subiaco’s pressure has improved and they are starting to be able to match it with the top sides in the competition for longer periods and another win doesn’t look far away if they continue to work hard.




Isaac Clinch continued his strong form in 2019 accumulating 23 possessions with a game high 12 marks across half back (half being intercept)

Jed Kemp had his best game for the season, recently being moved higher up the ground has slotted in well on a wing and his work rate and ability to impact the contest even though is one of the smaller player on Subiaco’s list is a credit to him and the coaching staff.

Jack Borchet has found his niche up forward and continues to provide a great target forward of centre for the lions.




SUBIACO                             0.3       3.5       3.5     5.7.37

PEEL THUNDER                  2.0       4.2       5.7     9.8.62


SUBIACO BEST: Borchet, I Clinch, Kemp, Henderson


SUBIACO GOALS: Borchet, Frost, Golding, Kemp, Patterson 1.