Lither­land dom­i­nant in de­fence for Lions

Great Southern Herald - - Sport - Cameron New­bold

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.

Pic­ture: Trevor Col­lens

An­gus col­lected 11 pos­ses­sions and laid three tack­les for Su­bi­aco.

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