Round 9 Recap

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:59 PM

Subiaco recorded its 8th win for the year in club legend, Clancy Wheeler’s 150th appearance for the side. The Lions recorded a comprehensive 69-point win over the 3rd place Perth Demons in wet and wild conditions at Leederville Oval on Saturday. The match was set up with a blistering 5 goal to 1 opening term, making the most of the seemingly dry conditions. The class of Rhys Waters and Ryan Borchet shone through kicking two each in the opening stanza.


The second quarter remained a tight battle as the conditions took over with only one goal being scored to the home side by Borchet who added his 3rd goal of the half. More importantly, the Lions were able to keep Perth to just 2 behinds in a defensively strong showing.


Simon Moore opened the Lion’s account with a nice set shot in the 10th minute of the 3rd term which followed by goals to Ben Sokol, a classy finish on the run by Ben Newton and Waters kicking his 3rd for the afternoon. More importantly the Lion’s continued to control the game defensively with Jordan Lockyer, Angus Litherland and Harry Marsh keeping the Demons scoreless for the quarter.


The 4th quarter produced more of the same as the Demons could only add another rushed behind to kick their lowest score in more than a century. While at the other end, the Lions would continue to attack with repeat entries inside 50. The rain came down heavily as the hosts would add 1 goal and 8 behinds in a desperate attempt to give the milestone man in Wheeler a last quarter goal. The goal would eventually come from Lachlan Delahunty in the 26th minute capping off superb game. The key position player shouldered the majority of the ruck work on his way to collecting 36 disposals, 21 hitouts and 2 goals. Greg Clark and Leigh Kitchin toiled hard in the conditions to pick up 26 and 25 possessions respectively.


The win moves Subiaco to 8-1 record on top of the table heading into their bye this weekend. The Lion’s will face South Fremantle at Fremantle Oval on Saturday the 22nd June at 2:15pm and a chance to rectify the loss the Bulldogs handed to them in Round 6. 




SUBIACO                             5.2       6.4       10.5     11.13.79

PERTH                                     1.1       1.3       1.3       1.4.10


SUBIACO BEST: Delahunty, Kitchin, Waters, Borchet, Marsh, Lockyer


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





The Subiaco Reserves kept their winning form alive with another comprehensive 54-point win over Perth. Thomas Edwards-Baldwin was the star kicking 5 goals in the 14.14.98 to 6.8.44 victory over the Demons.


Perth kicked the first goal of the quarter before Edwards-Baldwin replied with 2 goals and Ryan Vermeersch 1 to lead at the first change. Wil Hickmott and Travis Cleggett influenced the game early with 8 first quarter possessions and plenty of drive through the midfield. The game opened up in the 2nd quarter with the wet conditions holding off and the Lion’s kicking 5 goals to 1 to enter half time with a 43-point difference. Bailey Matera showed he hadn’t lost touch with a welcomed return after a long injury stint on the sidelines and 10 classy possessions.


Perth would kick the first two goals after the main break in an attempt to get themselves back in the game but the hosts were too strong kicking the next two through Vermeersch and Cleggett extending the margin back out to 42. Matera and Liam Hickmott would have 6 touches that quarter as the Lions wrestled back momentum from an early Perth comeback.


The last quarter would be the Edwards-Baldwin show as he piled on 3 goals to ensure Subiaco would win comfortably. Cleggett (20 disposals), Wil (21 disposals) and Liam (23 disposals) Hickmott brothers and Ryan Vermeersch (9 marks) worked tirelessly all game and a solid game from Jack Bechelli (team high 7 tackles) meant a strong victory for the reserves. Subiaco now move into 2nd on the ladder with a 6-2 record.




SUBIACO                             3.4       8.11     10.12   14.14.98

PERTH                                     1.1       2.4       4.7        6.8.44


SUBIACO BEST: Cleggett, Bechelli, W Hickmott, Vermeersch, Reid


SUBIACO GOALS: Edwards-Baldwin 5; Vermeersch, Cleggett, Hughes 2; Chapman, Lawrence, Mu 1.





Subiaco Colts have secured their second win for 2019 beating Perth by 5 points in a wet and miserable day at Leederville Oval.


Subiaco came out of the blocks hard and controlled the first quarter without capitalising on the scoreboard in the wet and windy conditions. Tristan Hobley opened the scoring after getting on the end of a good team goal with a chain of handballs and some slick ball movement.


The second quarter was nearly a mirror image of the first with Perth grinding the quarter out and scoring 2 goals whilst keeping the host goal less.


At half time Chayce Creedy implored his players to continue to work hard and play no frills team first football and the rewards will come.


The 3rd quarter was similar to first and Subiaco put 2 more goals on the board and kept Perth to 1 point. The game was starting to open up with both sides having multiple chances but not being able to capitalise on the scoreboard.


The last quarter saw Perth come with a late charge kicking 3 unanswered goals but to Subiaco’s credit they stuck fast and worked hard until the final siren




Tristan Hobley - One of Subiaco’s better players stood up under pressure early and his work rate and skills under pressure where outstanding.


Jed Kemp - Second week in a row in Subiaco’s best players relished in the wet conditions and gave Subiaco first use in the middle of the ground


Ben Golding - One of Subiaco’s emerging leaders again showed why he was unlucky to miss out on State 18’s selection. Always hard in the contest and lead from the front with 11 tackles.





SUBIACO                             2.3       2.4       4.9       5.9.39

PERTH                                     0.1       2.3       2.4       5.4.34


SUBIACO BEST: Hobley, Golding, Peacock, Jury, Kemp


SUBIACO GOALS: Ash 2; Hobley, Borchet, Wood 1.