In round 20 of the WAFL Colts Competition, Swan Districts overcame Subiaco by 14 points at Leederville Oval on Saturday morning.
The Swans were down by two goals at half-time but came home strong in the second half to take home the four points.
The result sees the Black Ducks sit in fourth position, with only inferior percentage holding them from third spot. Subiaco, on the other hand, find themselves in the vulnerable position of possibly not playing finals in 2017.
Below were the best players in the game.
TOM EDWARDS-BALDWIN | MIDFIELD | 182cm | 76kg
The Kingsley junior has absolutely no regard for his own safety with the way he attacks both the ball and the man. He gathered 22 possessions, recorded seven inside 50s, took five marks and laid four tackles, as he tried to gallantly will his team over the line.
KOBY FULLGRABE | DEFENDER | 182cm | 75kg
The dashing defender was a star for the Lions down back. His run and carry, decision-making and skill execution out of the back line was elite. He gathered 14 possessions and took three marks as he tried to add a bit of spark to the Subiaco line-up.
KYRON HAYDEN | MIDFIELD | 185cm | 88kg
The raging bull was back to his brilliant best against the Black and Whites, with 21 possessions and nine tackles. Hayden was the one on the bottom of packs, ripping the ball out and dishing it off to a team-mate to start an attacking foray. Hayden is a young man who has no fear on the football field and that’s what makes him such an attractive prospect.
LIAM HICKMOTT | MIDFIELD | 176cm |67kg
One of the premier midfielders of this year’s competition, Hickmott continued his fantastic form with yet another outstanding performance against the Lions. He gathered 22 possessions, laid 10 tackles, recorded five inside 50s and took three marks in a sensational display. Expect Carlton to be monitoring the progress of the potential father/son recruit.
BEN MILLER | UTILITY | 196cm | 95kg
For so long Miller has been touted as a ruckman who can drift forward to impact upon the scoreboard, but on Saturday he was shifted to centre half-back and the Kalgoorlie product did not disappoint. He accumulated 13 possessions and took five marks in a sensational display.
PATRICK FARRANT | FORWARD
In only his second game for the Black and Whites, Farrant proved to be a star in the forward line. The Bunbury product kicked three goals from 15 possessions. He also took five marks and got the ball inside attacking 50 on four occasions, highlighting his impact per possession.
GREG HUMPHRIES | MIDFIELD | 190cm | 75kg
One of the most exciting players in the competition, Humphries pulled out all his tricks against the Lions. He was able to weave his way through traffic, side step opponents and find teammates in optimum positions – skills not many other players can replicate so consistently. He accumulated 21 possessions, took six marks, recorded four inside 50s and laid two tackles in an amazing display.
LOCHIE HUNTLEY | MIDFIELD | 174cm | 70kg
Following his best-on-ground performance against Peel Thunder (26 possessions and two goals), Huntley was again without doubt the most valuable player, this time, against Subiaco on Saturday. He had the ball on a string, finishing with 31 possessions, eight marks, and five inside 50s in a dazzling display.
OSKAR MATTHEWS | RUCK
The number one ranked ruckman again proved why he is the most valuable big man in the competition with yet another excellent performance. He won 30 hit-outs, gathered seven possessions, laid five tackles and took two marks in a superb performance. The Hills Rangers junior looks to have a long career with the Swans.
WILLIAM REIDY | MIDFIELD
The Aquinas College graduate was sensational in the midfield for the Black Ducks. He finished with 19 possessions, seven marks, three tackles, and two inside 50s in another strong performance. He has the football smarts, exemplified through the way he complimented Huntley’s stellar performance.