Subiaco have continued their dominant start to the season with an 80-point victory over Claremont at East Fremantle Oval today.
It was a loss which could carry long-term effects for the Tigers, who lost captain Jake Murphy to injury early in the game.
The redevelopment of Claremont Oval meant the Tigers were forced to play their first home game of the year at Shark Park and fittingly they couldn’t have looked less comfortable.
Led by a four-goal, 18-disposal first half from George Hampson the Lions ran rampant in all areas of the ground, winning the ball with ease and picking hole after hole in the Tigers’ defence.
The game was a blowout, and the Tigers were only saved further embarrassment by the Lions’ inaccuracy in front of goal in the 18.22 (130) to 6.14 (50) result.
The win takes Subiaco’s record to 3-0 this season with a game against Peel looming next week.
Claremont go into next week’s bye with just one win from the opening three games.
Hampson’s performance was integral in setting up the win but the Lions were also well served by midfielder Chris Phelan (30 disposals) and the nugget Deluca brothers Chris and Josh, whose forward pressure created a host of goals for their side.
Despite their eventual dominance, the Lions were sluggish early in the game.
The Tigers controlled possession much of the first 10 minutes, but were only able to kick two behinds.
Jarrod Kayler-Thomson kicked the opening goal of the game against the early run of play.
It was a goal that sparked Subiaco into action and saw them kick a further four goals to Claremont’s one for the term.
The margin was blown out to 55 by the half-time break before Claremont launched a comeback of sorts with the first two goals of the third quarter through Jack Richardson and Jack Bradshaw.
However they weren’t given an opportunity to build on the rare break in front of goal, with Subiaco again clicking into gear and peppering the goals for the final term.
|GOALS - SUBIACO: Hampson 4; C Deluca 3; J Deluca, Moore, Yarran 2; Bristow, Waters, Kayler-Thomson, Boland, Davey|
CLAREMONT: Bradshaw, Richardson 2; Williams, Hamp