Round 13 Recap

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Subiaco continues to hold a 2-game break on top of the WAFL ladder after convincingly defeating East Fremantle to the tune of 72 points at Leederville Oval on Saturday in the NAIDOC Round encounter. The Lion’s 7th consecutive victory came from a 5-goal opening blitz to keep East Fremantle scoreless at the first change. Ben Newton starred in the opening quarter with 8 possessions and 3 clearances setting up forward entries while 2nd game player Travis Cleggett celebrated after he kicked his first goal in League football.

The 2nd quarter saw a fightback by East Fremantle who elevated their pressure around the ground and kicking 2 goals for the quarter. Goals to Newton and Greg Clark evened up the quarter as the Lion’s took a 30-point lead into the main break. Kyal Horsley, Lachlan Delahunty and Newton would be the main ball winners for the half.

The 3rd quarter would be one way traffic as the Lion’s kicked 5 goals to 1 to take a 61-point lead into the final break. The defence of Jordan Lockyer, Angus Litherland, Michael Braut and Hayden Kennedy stood firm while Newton and Kitchin continued to find plenty of the ball through the midfield. Ben Sokol found some form kicking his 2nd goal of the match but importantly took some strong marks and looked to influence the game with his presence.

The Lion’s would finish the game with a 5 goal to 4 last quarter shootout with Subiaco having 12 individual goal scorers for the match. Delahunty (30 Disposals), Newton (26 Disposals, 2 goals) and Clark (26 Disposals, 1 goal) worked hard all day for the Lion’s while Ben Sokol’s 3 goals were a welcome return on the scoreboard.

The Lion’s will look to cement their League ladder position by taking on 2nd placed Claremont at Home on Sunday the 14th July at Leederville Oval in the annual Back to Subi Day fixture.


SUBIACO                            5.3          7.6         12.9        17.14.114
EAST FREMANTLE            0.0          2.0          3.2          7.4.46

SUBIACO BEST: Newton, Clark, Horsley, Marsh, Beverley, Delahunty
SUBIACO GOALS: Sokol 3; Newton, Borchet, Delahunty 2; Kitchin, Waters, Powell, Marsh, Clark, Horsley, Edwards-Baldwin, Cleggett 1.



Earlier in the day, The Subiaco Reserves lost to the Sharks by 27 points in a hard-fought game. The Lion’s couldn’t find their feet as East Fremantle led at every change, despite a spirited last quarter fightback which nearly stole the match, before the Sharks kicked away in the final minutes.

Kaidyn Fullgrabe continues his outstanding form, while Ben Reid, Tristan Hobley, Jakob Atkinson and Liam Hickmott were all good contributors for the home side.


SUBIACO                            2.2          4.2          5.2            9.5.59
EAST FREMANTLE            5.0          7.5          10.6          13.8.86

SUBIACO BEST: Fullgrabe, Reid, Hobley, Atkinson, L Hickmott
SUBIACO GOALS: Bechelli 2; Vermeersch, Matera, L Hickmott, Breman, Leach, Shellabear-Healey, French 1.



Subiaco bounced back to the winner’s circle with a comprehensive 40-point win vs East Fremantle on Saturday at Leederville.

In a must win game for Subiaco to keep their slim finals chances alive they came out of the blocks running hard and worked together in the slippery conditions to go into the first break leading by 10 points.

In the second term the Subiaco midfield brigade led by Abraham Clinch, Ben Golding and Xavier Peacock in the ruck took charge of the stoppages and continued to surge forward and apply scoreboard pressure. Sandon Page worked tirelessly on the wing as did versatile Isaac Clinch who on a weekly basis plays in various positions and always provides a contest.

Coach Creedy addressed the group at halftime and insisted that their good work carry on in the second half as last week the 3rd quarter was the worst for the game and he didn’t want a repeat effort this week. To the players credit they came out hard and continued to apply pressure all over the park. Debutant Chris Evans looked like he’d played all season competing manfully in the ruck and providing a target up forward when he was rested down there.

The final term was similar to the previous 3 with Subiaco grinding its way to a comfortable 40-point victory. At stages, it looked as if Subiaco would put the foot down and run away with the match but they weren’t able to capitalise in front of goal for the amount of opportunities they had. Forwards coach Nick Visser has a lot of work to do to turn around the amount of forward 50 entries Subiaco has into winning scores.


Abraham Clinch in a best on ground display racked up 35 possessions and kicked 3 goals to lead Subiaco to victory.

Jayden Crane was very unlucky not to be travelling with the State 16’s team Jayden would be forgiven to be disappointed and a bit down not travelling to the Gold Coast. To his credit he showed maturity beyond his years to have an impact at Colts level and his physicality and strength in the contest was outstanding. Look for a big year from Jayden in 2020 and is definitely one to watch.

Sandon Page is building nicely this season. He is starting to find his niche playing on the wing/high half forward and has been a crucial part of Subiaco’s revival being that link up player in transition. He also has been a dead eye kick this year kicking several goals without scoring a behind.


SUBIACO                            3.1          5.4          9.8         11.14.80
EAST FREMANTLE            1.3          2.4          3.7          5.10.40

SUBIACO BEST: Clinch, Crane, Page, Evans, Golding
SUBIACO GOALS: Clinch 3; Mullane, Page, Peletier 2; Ash, Bishop 1.