In round 9 of the WAFL Colts Competition, Subiaco withstood a surging South Fremantle outfit by four points in a thrilling game at Leederville Oval.
In the last quarter the Bulldogs booted four goals to almost snatch victory from the Lions, but ultimately fell short.
Below are the most notable performers from the game.
JOHN FRAMPTON | SOUTH FREMANTLE
RUCK | 199cm | 87kg
The younger brother of Port Adelaide player Billy, John Frampton continues to prove that he is one of the premier ruckmen in this year’s WAFL Colts Competition. Against the Lions he recorded 28 hit-outs (11 more than the next best), but was also damaging around the ground, finishing with 26 possessions (12 contested), six marks, four inside 50s and four rebounding 50s. Frampton is currently third in the competition for hit-outs with a total of 138 at an average of 20 per game. The Kardinya junior looks to be a very promising ruckman for any AFL club that picks him up.
JACK MUSIKA | SOUTH FREMANTLE
Despite only being 16 years of age, Musika looks to be an exceptional player.
In only his second game for the Bulldogs, Musika accumulated 27 possessions (15 contested), won 11 clearances, got the ball inside 50 on six occasions and took five marks in a dazzling display. This followed on from a 20-possession and six-mark game against Perth on his Colts debut the previous week. He looks to be a very bright prospect for the 2019 AFL Draft.
EDDY PEZET | SOUTH FREMANTLE
DEFENDER | 175cm | 70kg
On his debut, Pezet looked like he belonged to the fast pace of the WAFL Colts. Stationed at half-back, he was a general, often setting up South Fremantle’s attacking forays, as well as limiting the Subiaco small forwards. He finished with 16 possessions (10 contested), and took seven marks in what was a sensational debut by the Kardinya junior.
BRAYDEN AINSWORTH | SUBIACO
MIDFIELD | 183cm | 75kg
Another week, another brilliant performance by Ainsworth! The Ports junior finished with 24 possessions (10 contested), eight marks, five tackles, four clearances, two rebounding 50s and one inside 50. His two-way running, leadership, silky skills and hardness at the contest were all on display against South Fremantle. His draft prospects continue to soar by the minute.
MAX DENNIS | SUBIACO
MIDFIELD | 183cm | 68kg
A productive midfielder for the Lions, Dennis continued his fantastic form in 2017 with 20 possessions, eight marks, five inside 50s, three clearances and three tackles. A heart-and-soul player, Dennis was simply inspirational and was a key factor in the Lions getting the four points.
KYRON HAYDEN | SUBIACO
MIDFIELD | 185cm | 88kg
Heading into round nine, Hayden was in the lead of the WAFL Colts Coaches Award with 22 votes from just eight games, establishing himself as one of the competition’s premier midfielders. Against the Bulldogs he was phenomenal with 22 possessions (10 contested), seven marks, four tackles, three inside 50s, three rebounding 50s and two clearances. It is easy to see why he has already drawn comparisons to Gold Coast’s David Swallow and Port Adelaide’s Ollie Wines due to his appetite for the contest and his starring work in the stoppages.