Litherland dominant in defence for Lions
Former Hawthorn defender and Ongerup-raised Angus Litherland played a key role in Subiaco maintaining their winning start to the 2018 WAFL season on Saturday.
Litherland, an Ongerup product who also played for Royals and Albany, spent six season with the Hawks for 25 AFL matches before he was delisted at the end of 2016.
In round 2 of the WAFL season, Litherland was impressive in a tight defensive unit as he collected 11 possessions and laid three tackles in their emphatic 58-point league win over South Fremantle.
Former Royals midfielder Steven Edwards gathered 13 touches and two inside-50s in the loss for the Bulldogs, while teammate and high-flying Mt Barker forward Ben Saunders kicked one goal from six disposals.
Kojonup product and former Albany defender Travis Abbott was named in the Bulldogs’ best players in their tense two-point reserves win over the Lions.
Abbott gathered 14 disposals, four marks and two inside-50s to start his second season at WAFL level.
For the Sharks reserves, former North Albany forward Jesse Wynne kicked two goals from 10 disposals in the win and Mt Barker’s Russell Wynne also hit the scoreboard with one major to go with 17 possessions and nine tackles.
Angus collected 11 possessions and laid three tackles for Subiaco.