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SUBIACO OVERSHADOWED. East Fremantle's Impressive Play. 1 Despite the fact that the absence of several of the regular players had neces sitated reorganisatlon, .East Fremantle ultimately experienced little trouble in defeating Subiaco at the Fremantle Oval on Saturday. A superiority across the centre and more effective and accurate work in its forward lines enabled East Fremantle to establish an early lead. Hitherto sluggish, and relying on indi vidual rather than collective efforts Subi aco played more as a team and threw out its only serious challenge in the second quarter, drawing to within a few points of East Fremantle. Unperturbed and giving no suggestion of becoming unbalanced, I East Fremantle then played resourceful football and soon bad the game in its keeping. East Fremantle's principal ab sentees were J. Munro, W. James, Daniell and Butcher. Strack and Merson were i unavailable for Subiaco, whose misfor tune was added to when an accident to his conveyance caused the last-min ute withdrawal of Green. The teams were: "UBLACO.--Backs: Donovan, L Daily, L. TolL Half-backs: Davies, S. Daily, Bant. Centres: Smith, Beseen, F. Brophy. Half-forwards: Peers, Brewer, Hambleton. Forwards: W. Yeates, Ed mondson, Murphy. Rock: McCallum, Browne, R. Yates (rover). Nineteenth man: Jennings (re placed Donovan, knee injury, in last quarter). EAST FREMAXNTLE.-Backs: Stingemore, N. Doig, Skmahan. Half-backs: Fordham, Wendt, Brigga. Centres: Migro. Hutchinson. Senbert. Half-forwards: C. Western, C. Doig, Lyon. For wards: Donegan, G. Doig, McGlinn. Buck: Mar tiensen, Mann, Truscott (rover). Nineteenth man: Daniell (replaced Stingemore, dislocated fin~ , in second quarter). Umpire: G. Owens. Marking and scouting well, G. Dolg was the central figure in a series of attacks by East Fremantle and four goals were cred ited to him from as many shots. Hut chinson and Migro gave their side an advantage across the centre, where F. Brophy was rendering valuable service in partially suppressing Seubert. Giving the Subiaco defence no peace, East Fre mantle repeatedly broke through and sel dom were the forwards astray. Subiaco had no semblance of system and fell into errors. Faulty passing and slowness in
anticipatIng a move invarIably lnaý ras tic results. Martiensen was easily the best of the followers; but R. Yates was roving tirelessly. At -quarter time East Fremantle lead with 5.6 to 1.1. Transferred to the half-forward posi tion, S. Daily began an early offensive and for a time Subiaco had command.. F. Brophy and Murphy were striving hard but received poor support from the for wards. A series of singles preceded a fine goal by S. Daily and East Fremantle's position became precarious when three further goals were added by Subiaco in quick succession. Martiensen was still dominant among the followers and was mainly instrumental in securing two badly needed goals. Truscott and the two Doigs were alert and accurate forwards and few opportunities were lost. Subiaco's play had shown appreciable improvement, the half-time scores being 8.7 to 7.11 in East Fremantle's favour. Even play marked the early stages of the third quarter. East Fremantle had lost the services of Stingemore; Daniel took his place but, handicapped by an in Jured groin, was forced to use his left foot when the occasion arose. Donegan in defence was proving an annoyance to Sublaco and his dashing clearances to gether with S. Daily's brilliant marking were features of the play. Combining better, and with its forward division working perfectly, East Fremantle was again on top and two brilliant goals by 0. Doig consolidated its position. Subi aco was dogged by ill-luck, Edmondson for the third time hitting the post. Mc Glinn and Migro had done well for East Fremantle, which led with 16.7 to 8.16 at the bell. Although the task of reducing such a formidable lead appeared to be beyond it, Bubiaco started off briskly and goals by Edmondson and Jennings (playing in place of Donovan) acted as a stimulus. Skeahan and Donegan were sound de fenders and it was primarily due to them that Subisaco's total was not further in creased. L. Daily was similarly conspi cuous, and twice he saved in brilliant style when danger threatened. East Fre mantle, playing with great heart, main tained the pressure and overcame Subi aco's stubborn defence. As time drew near it had matters all its own way. The final scores were: E. FREMANTLE .. 21.12 (138 pts.) SUBIACO .. .... 12.20 (92 pts.) Scorers:-East Fremantle: G. Dolg, 8.4; Truscott, 5.1; Western, 4.0; Mann and C. Doig, each 1.1; McGlinn and Daniell, each 1.0; Martiensen, 0.4; Lyons, 0.1. Sublaco: Edmondson, 3.7; Jennings, 3.1; Hambleton, 2.1; S. Daily, 2.0; Toll, 1.0; Browne, 1.0; Yates, 0.4; Bant, Peers, and Murphy, each 0.2; Bessen, 0.1. Following or resting in a forward poc ket, Martiensen played a conspicuous part in -ast Fremantle's success. He had a heavy responsibility and acquitted himself well. His marking and kicking were all that could be desired; it was his best showing for some time. He had able sup port from McGlinn, whose cool and shrewd play was indirectly responsible for several goals. Hutchinson won at the centre; Donegan was a capable defender; and G. Doig, Western, Truscott, Mann, Migro and skeahan all played useful games. Subiaco had many players below form. None did better than Yates, the sturdy and fearless rover. Inartistic in his methods, he nevertheless had a great deal to do.. His kicking at times was er ratic but he showed plenty of determin ation and was among the hardest battlers at the finish. F. Brophy more than held his own with Seubert; his ground play was clean and his disposal unerring. Much of his work was unavailing. The same might be said of Murphy who time and again saw his efforts sacrificed at the crucial time. The Dailys, Hambeton and Brewer were the best of the others.