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Sharks Smash Subi

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 7:54 PM

East Fremantle’s 13 year losing streak against Subiaco has come to an end in emphatic style, with the Sharks thumping the Lions by 69 points.

Josh Simpson, Ryan Lester-Smith and Mitch Boyle each kicked four goals, as the Sharks’ tore the Lions to pieces, winning 25.11 (161) to 14.8 (92).

The win was East Fremantle’s first over the Lions at home since Round 13, 2000.

East Fremantle’s win was set up by a dominant display in the ruck from Cameron Symonds.

Symonds recorded 35 hit-outs and kicked two goals as he gave his midfield first use of the football.

Rory O’Brien took full advantage of East Fremantle’s ruck dominance collecting 37 possessions and kicking a goal, while Mark McGough continued his terrific form with 27 disposals and 11 inside 50’s.

The game started in ominous fashion for the Sharks, as Subiaco kicked the first two goals of the game through Brett Mahoney and Jarrod Kayler-Thompson.

East Fremantle hit back with five of the next six goals to establish a 13 point lead at quarter time.

Lester-Smith and Simpson kicked their first goals of the afternoon to extend the Sharks’ lead to 25 points early in the second quarter.

The two sides then traded blows through the middle of the term, with Subiaco reducing the margin to 13 points.

Two goals in a minute including Boyle’s second for the day, saw East Fremantle’s lead blow out beyond six goals.

The Sharks looked to have full control of the game by this stage and went into half time 30 points in front.

East Fremantle kicked four unanswered goals to start the third quartered, again widening the gap between the two teams.

A late goal to Subiaco was nullified by Boyle’s third goal with the Sharks heading into the final break a comfortable 50 points in front.

East Fremantle went into a frenzy in the final term, sparked by a goal within the first 20 seconds by second-gamer Simpson.

Despite both side’s players suffering from cramp, the Blue and Whites were all over the Lions, with their lead blowing out to 80 points at one stage.

Two late goals to Subiaco against a tiring Sharks backline saw the final margin reduced to 69 points.

The Sharks had 13 individual goal kickers, including West Coast’s Daniel Kerr who made his return from a groin injury.

While Kerr started the game slowly, the midfielder played tremendously in the second half, kicking a goal and collecting 23 possessions.

East Fremantle will now take on the undefeated Perth next Sunday at Brownes Stadium.

                                Q1       Q2       Q3       Final

East Fremantle          5.3       13.6    17.10   25.11 (161)


Subiaco                     3.2       8.6       9.8     14.8 (92)


EF: 4 R.Lester-smith, J.Simpson, M.Boyle; 3 M.Duffy; 2 C.Symonds; 1 R.Hadley, D.Kerr, S.Henson, F.Macdougall, J.Schofield, A.Tropiano, R.O'brien, J.Brennan.

Subi: 2 B.Mahoney, J.Bristow, R.Herring, J.Kayler-thomson, N.Phillips; 1 S.Martin, K.Halligan, C.Wheeler, C.Deluca.


EF: (Club Official) R. O’Brien, M. McGough, C. Symonds, R. Lester-Smith, J. Brennan, J. Bayliss, M. Boyle.

-Ryan Miller



EF        16.14 (110)

Subi    11.12 (78)


Goals: 2 B.Mahoney, J.Bristow, R.Herring, J.Kayler-thomson, N.Phillips; 1 S.Martin, K.Halligan, C.Wheeler, C.Deluca.


Best: (Club Official) K. King, S. Reid, K. Tropiano, A. Howson, J. Lindsay, A. Ricciardello, T. Chalwell.



EF        14.13 (97)


Subi    12.8 (80)


Goals: 2 T.Sutton, R.Bourne, P.Cripps, J.Marsh, J.Rayner; 1 J.Lee, C.Green, C.Regan, J.Jansen.