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SUPERIOR: I. ATTACK. Claremont Too St'ong for Subiaco. Revealing. strength in all departments and plenty of pace anmid dash and posses sing half-forwards who made the attack efficient by theirtiatelligent position llay and klcking ~ nt -outclassed tbi acoon Saturday s; Sublaco Oval: SublacOb had valuable pilayers missing but so did Claremont, whose two mainp followers were unable to play. The difference was that Claremont's players fitted into the team excellently .ad their tactics were good, whereas Subiaco seldom played with system and changed placings did not bring success. The kicking of Sublaco was poor and it sent the ball into difficult positions, the wind making scoring a problem. At the centre Bowe was in great form, but the Subiaco half-forward line was badly beaten and the result was that he and others had to go to great length to give the full forwards oppor tunities. In the third quarter Claremont's big lead was reduced considerably but Subiaco could not keep up its pace and' vigour in the last term. The team-work of Claremont outweighed Subiaco's in dividualism. Following were the teams: CLAREMONT.---Backs: Sutherland, Batt, S. Moloney. Half-backs: S. Headon. Clarke. Grieve. centres: Edmondson, G. Moloney, Lovegrove. I Hall-forwards: Jones, R. Moloney, Bee. For- 1 wards: Reeves, Hopkins, Steward. Rck: Cook, Guthrie, Hooper . (rover). Nineteenth man: i Skinner (did not play). SUBIACO.-Backs: Yeates, Merson. R. Toll. Uall-backs: McCallum, L. Daily, Strack. Centres: Stehn, Bowe, Brewer. Hall-forwards: Jennings, Murphy. Browne. Forwards: Donovan Bancroft, L. Mills.. Ruck: S. Daily, Burkett, Hambleton (rover). Nineteenth man: Fisher (did not play). UMPIRE.-C. Cook. Claremont, although kicking into the wind, was first to score and then Subi aco tried hard to score goals. The rag gedness of its forward play and the wretched succession of errors, however, prevented Subiaco from scoring goals and Claremont, beaten in the air, was able to gain a handy lead. Hooper and Cook were among Claremont's best players, while L. Daily and Strack were relable half-backs for Subiaco. At quarter-time Claremont led with 3.5 to 2.7. Cook quickly goaled for Claremont, but Subiaco's short-passing among the for wards was tragic. p. Moloney gave an object lesson in coolness and long kick ing and Bee, at left half-forward, was one of the headiest men on the ground. Hop kins was marking brilliantly and Cook, Hooper and others were in such good form that Claremont scored goal after goal with ridiculous ease. Subiaco men were lagging far behind their opponents and the shifting of L. Daily into goal did not alter matters. By half-time Clare mont held a lead of 12.7 to 3.7. With S. Daily as goal-sneak and the ruck and centre line getting the ball down quickly, Subiaco made a strong rally at the start of the third quarter, but Cook and S..Moloffey were saving well for Claremont. Well-shepherded, R. Moloney goaled for Claremont. The Bowe S. Daily combination was successful and Subiaco was 4.5 behind. Claremont steadied, with Clarke defending tigerishly and Hopkins's goal came as a relief. Two more goals by Subiaco made the scores at three-quarter time 14-9 to 10.11 in Claremont's favour.. A high mark and a goal by Hopkins gave Claremont a good start and its backs kept Subiaco out. Merson repeatedly cleared, but Cook goaled. Injuries neces sitated changes in Claremont's team and Subiaco temporarily took charge. It played too wide, however, and Claremont was able to score easily towards the end. Final scores: CLAREMONT .. .. 21.12 (138 pts.) SUBIACO ...... .. 12.14 (86 pts.) Goal-kickers.--Claremont: Hopkins (7), Cook (4), Steward; Hooper, Bee, R. Moloney (2 each)," Reeves and Clarke. Subiaco: S. Daily (7), Bancroft (3), Mills and Burkett. Claremont fielded an even team, in which Cook and Hooper were outstand ing. In the unusual role of follower, Cook gave an excellent display and his kicking was a feature of the game. Hooper's rov ing was clever and in the first half he had no peer. S. Moloney and Headon were the best of a strong defence and Bee, R. Moloney and Hopkins were successful in attack. C. Moloney had a hard passage but always did the right thing when he got the ball and Lovegrove shaped nicely on the wing. Sutherland and Guthrie were useful followers and Steward was nippy. Bowe was easily Subiaco's best player. At the centre he played tirelessly; in fact, he tried to do too much. S. Daily, after a bad start, was successful when placed at full forward, kicking seven goals. Strack, Brewer, L. Daily, Donovan and Hambleton were the best of the others. McCallum was prominent but his kick ing was poor.