Li­ons still un­de­feated

Wanneroo Times - - Wafl -

SU­BI­ACO 15.9.99

WEST PERTH 10.6.66

A CROWD re­ported to be over 5000 peo­ple en­joyed ex­cel­lent con­di­tions cel­e­brat­ing the an­nual In­ter­na­tional Round game at Joon­dalup be­tween West Perth and Su­bi­aco.

West Perth were bold but just could not match the class and skills of a pow­er­ful Su­bi­aco side that con­tin­ued their un­de­feated run with a 33-point vic­tory, 15.9 (99) to 10.6 (66).

Five goals each to Lach­lan De­lahunty and new­comer Ryan Borchet was too much for a West Perth side that started very well and led at quar­ter-time but could not with­stand the pres­sure that Su­bi­aco brings to the con­test.

A tough bat­tle as al­ways be­tween th­ese sides saw only seven points the gap at half-time, but then the Li­ons roared into life, pro­duc­ing a six-goal third quar­ter to put the game out of reach.

Both teams have out­stand­ing mid­fields and this bat­tle was a high­light, with Black, Nel­son and Mead­ows all con­tribut­ing strongly, but the usual sus­pects for Su­bi­aco in Phelan, Hors­ley, Deluca and Kitchin were slick and the Su­bi­aco for­ward line was bet­ter able to cap­i­talise on the sup­ply from the mid­field.

An­drew Strijk con­tin­ued his good form in at­tack for the Fal­cons with an­other four goals, but over­all they just couldn’t match the all- round depth and power of the un­de­feated Su­bi­aco out­fit.

Pic­ture: Matt Beilken

Ruck­men Zac Clarke and Chris Ke­unen go at it in the In­ter­na­tional Round clash at Joon­dalup Arena.

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