In round one of the WAFL Colts’ competition, South Fremantle overcame Subiaco by 11 points in a thrilling match at Fremantle Community Bank Oval. Leading by 19 points at three-quarter time, the Bulldogs gave up the lead, but two last minute goals to Ben Sherry and Jesse Mason saw them run out victors. Here are the players who impressed.
Ruck| South Fremantle | 199cm| 87kg | 27-9-1999
Arguably the best ruck on the ground, Frampton was a lone hand against Subiaco’s Ben Miller and Joshua Leuing. He finished the day with 22 possessions, 23 hit-outs and four marks. His work-rate around the ground and his ability to take strong marks will be a key reason for the Bulldogs to make the finals this year.
Small Forward | South Fremantle | 179CM | 75kg | 7-10-1998
Up forward Sherry provided a lot of zip, providing headaches for the Subiaco defenders. He kicked three goals, including the one that got the Doggies back in front, and collected 20 possessions. His ability to read the play will have smaller defenders nervous when he is inside the forward 50.
Midfield | Subiaco | 186CM | 70kg | 7-9-1998
The son of former West Coast and Subiaco legend Todd, Breman is a winger who provides plenty of run and damaging skills to the Subiaco line-up. Against South Fremantle, he accumulated 23 possessions, took six marks, recorded three inside 50s and kicked two goals, including one where he burst out of a stoppage and converted to give the Lions the lead in the last quarter. He will be a pivotal player for the Lions in season 2017.
Defender | Subiaco | 192cm | 77kg | 16-7-1998
The 2017 Subiaco Captain was outstanding in defence for the Lions, always providing a cool calm head, even when there was significant pressure from the Bulldogs. He finished with 20 possessions and nine marks, and kept Jarren Colpitts to only nine possessions and one goal. He plays in a similar way to West Coast star Jeremy McGovern, due to his ability to produce intercept marks.
Midfield | Subiaco | 186cm | 86kg | 6-6-1999
The Hale School student was exceptional in the midfield for the Lions, finishing with 22 possessions, seven inside 50s, five marks and a goal. He was often burying himself into contests and then bursting away from them in much the same way as Patrick Dangerfield attacks contests. He started the Lions’ comeback in the last quarter when he converted a goal from a holding-the-ball free kick. With plenty of performances like this one, Hayden’s prospects could be set to soar.