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Borchet bags five as Subiaco defeats Eagles

Monday, June 20, 2022 - 10:59 AM by Matt Paddick

A five-goal haul from Ryan Borchet has led Subiaco to a 28-point win over West Coast at Optus Stadium on Saturday June 18.

It was a heavily contested match, with an intensity that caused a large amount of turnovers from both sides.

Subiaco's accuracy in front of goal proved to be the difference, with the two teams having similar statistics across the game.

The Lions were more consistent for longer, getting them the 14.6 (90) to 8.14 (62) win to remain undefeated at Optus Stadium.

Borchet's haul came from 12 possessions and included six marks to be the most dominant forward on the ground.

Meanwhile, Liam Hickmott showed his presence on the midfield, with a team-high 30 disposals.

Intensity was high early, with West Coast starting off on top.

They looked to be aggressive going forward, but Subiaco's defence was rock solid.

The Lions were the first to get on the board, with Ben Sokol taking a good contested mark, before converting for a goal.

It was strong, contested football, but turnovers were an issue for both sides.

However, the Lions were able to rally, getting two goals out the back of the Eagles defence.

Meanwhile, West Coast were kept to just three points, as Subiaco led at quarter time by 16 points.

It was an even second quarter, as both sides lifted the quality of skill.

The two sides traded goals throughout, where a brief period saw both teams convert centre clearances directly into majors.

Shortly after Ryan Borchet kicked back to back goals in a couple of minutes to get Subiaco out to a 28-point lead.

However, the Eagles were able to stop the bleeding, and kicked two of their own to bring the margin back to 15 points at half time.

The Lions worked their way into the third term to stamp their authority on the game.

After conceding an early goal, Subiaco went to another level.

Their attack on the contest had increased, as had their willingness to win the ball.

Borchet continued to be a force, kicking two goals in the term to bring his total to five for the match.

It was part of a four-goal run that led to a 29-point lead at three quarter time for the Lions.

One of the highlights of the game came in the last quarter, when third gamer Galen Savigni found space inside 50 and kicked truly for his first goal in WAFL football.

The Lions looked the better side for the remainder of the game, putting through regular goals from a variety of sources.

Although West Coast found a couple of goals themselves, the damage had already been done, as the Lions took home a 28-point win.

Subiaco will head to Steel Blue Oval to take on Swan Districts, as they look to continue their winning ways.

WEST COAST   0.3   4.6   5.10   8.14   (62)
SUBIACO   3.1   7.3   11.3   14.6   (90)

Goals: Borchet 5; Robbins, Sokol 2; Ash, Harris, Savigni, Vanirsen, Walters.
Best: Borchet, Delahunty, L Hickmott, Kitchin, Rohde.