Round 14 Recap

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Subiaco defeated a gutsy Claremont Tigers at Leederville Oval by 8 points in a scrappy but hard fought contested battle on Sunday in their Round 14 match. The 2nd placed Tigers brought physical pressure early in the contest in a bid to take it up to the ladder leaders but it was Kyal Horsley and Ben Newton who hit the scoreboard early for the Lions before the Tigers regained some composure and hit the scoreboard with 2 majors of their own and deadlocking the score at the first change.

Captain Leigh Kitchin was in everything early with 8 first quarter possessions (5 contested) while Lachlan Delahunty (8 disposals) was also influential. The second quarter would see Claremont again take up the physical challenge and by the 18-minute mark they had hit the front by 7 points. The physical contest seemed to fire up the Lion’s and goals to Horsley, Daniel Leach and Ben Sokol saw the Lion’s head into the rooms at half time 12 points up.

The 3rd quarter would see more of the same as the two sides would only add 1 goal each to their tallies as Claremont continued to apply their pressure at the contest and the man. Ben Newton kicked his 2nd goal of the match with a classy finish but a late goal to Declan Mountford would see the margin trimmed back to 16 points at the final change.

The Lion’s dominated the start of the 4th quarter with 3 goals to Delahunty, Sokol and Ryan Borchet in the space of 8 minutes to open up a match high lead of 35 points. Claremont would do all the scoring from here on in but would ultimately fall short in an entertaining but at times sloppy encounter. Jordan Lockyer was superb all game keeping dangerous forward Tom Lee to just the one disposal, while Kitchin, Delahunty, Horsley and Newton were all strong contributors through the midfield.


SUBIACO             2.3          6.5          7.10        10.11.71
CLAREMONT      2.3          4.5          5.6          9.9.63

SUBIACO BEST: Lockyer, Delahunty, Newton, Horsley, Marsh, Kitchin
SUBIACO GOALS: Horsley, Newton, Sokol 2; Borchet, Delahunty, Leach, Waters 1.



Earlier in the day, the Reserves were gallant in a 4-point heart breaking loss to an undefeated Claremont. The development side were outstanding in their attack on the contest and the challenge and it would be emerging players in Tristan Hobley, Nicholas Martin and Nathan French that were outstanding.


SUBIACO             4.2          6.2          12.4        12.4.76
CLAREMONT      3.1          8.4          9.5          12.8.80

SUBIACO BEST: Hobley, French, Joyce, Breeze, Martin
SUBIACO GOALS: French, Martin 3; Bechelli, Breman, L Hickmott, W Hickmott, Joyce, Hughes 1.



Subiaco’s slim finals hopes where dealt a significant blow over the weekend going down to Claremont by 45 points.

The first quarter saw an even contest with Subiaco going into the quarter time break up by 2 points. Both sides had multiple opportunities to put more score on the board but both failed to capitalise. Ben Golding again lead from the front working hard around stoppages and giving Subiaco first use.

Second quarter Claremont flexed their muscles and held Subiaco goalless.

After the main break Subiaco through the hard work of Trey Kennedy, Ben Golding and Xavier Peacock worked back into the game but still struggled to contain Claremont and went into the last trailing by 3 goals.

Much like the second quarter Claremont showed why they will be a force to reckon with come finals time holding Subiaco scoreless again and putting 3 goals of their own on the board.


Ben Golding continued his consistent season with 29 possessions and leading the way with 10 tackles.

Trey Kennedy with a contender for mark of the year has come to life the last 2 weeks relishing his role playing off half back and giving Subiaco plenty of drive.

SUBIACO             3.2          3.2          6.5          6.5.41

CLAREMONT      3.0          7.3          9.5          13.8.86

SUBIACO BEST: Kennedy, Peacock, Golding, Patterson, Henderson
SUBIACO GOALS: Patterson 2; Broughton, Clinch, Golding, Kennedy 1.