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CLAREMONT OUTCLASSED. Subiaco's Improved Display. Playing. under conditions which were far from congenial, Sublaco showed a return to form by soundly beating Clare mont at the Claremont Oval on Satur day. Play was at times punctuated by passages which would have been praise worthy in dry conditions and it was not able for the.dash and vigour of Subiaco. Subiaco's success was due in the main to its non-stop methods, its superior team work- and the complete dominance of its nick. The restraining of G. Moloney by Brewer was another factor in the dis organisation of the goal-to-goau line which figured so conspicuously in Clare mont's previous engagement. Following were the teams: SUBIACO.--Back: C. Taylor, Daily, Struck. alf-backs: Davies, S. Daily, McCallum. Centres: Donovan, N. Smith, Brewer. Half-forwards: Peers, Toll, Murphy. Forwards: Mills, Bessen, Nambleton. Suck: G. Browne, Gilbert, B. Fates (rover). Nineteenth man: F. Brophy. CLBREMONT.--Baiks: Maitland, Batt, Edmeades. Half-backs: Headon, Clarke. Lawn. Centres: Symonds . G. Moloney, Hosken. Half forwards: Compton, Reid, Boys. Forwards: Mor ris, Hopkins, OReillfy. Ruck: Reeves. S. Moloney, Hooper (rover). Eineteenth man: Mtennan. UiMPI.--G. Owes. After a clearance by S. Moloney came Claremont's first goal, from Reid, who skilfully eluded three Subiaco players to secure an opening. Mills responded for Bublaco in a torrential downpour of rain. Even play ensued for a period during which soccer tactics were resorted to freely. L. Dally and Gilbert were ren dering fine service in defence, while Ed meades and S. Moloney were among the few Claremont representatives capable of controlling the greasy ball. Sublaco held distinct advantage in the ruck and was holding its own in other departments. G. Moloney and Reid were striving hard to get the ball into the forward zone but found the Sublaco defence solid to a mars L. Daily had the measure of Hopkins. First quarter scores:-Subhaco, .SS: Claremont. S2. The scores were level a minute after the bounce. A little later Reid, after adding a goal, was under the care of the ambulance men. Subiaco continued to press forward and it -was due prin eipally to the efforts of Headon and Clarke that its scoring was restricted. Murphy was constantly providing oppor tunities for his forwards, Mills twice taking advantage of his passes to score a goal. Reeves (following for Claremont) was doing sterling work but much of it was wasted through the indifferent play of colleagues. Subiaco was in attack for most of the term and was justly re warded when Mills brought down a mag nificent mark right in the goalmouth. His goal left the half-time scares at 5.7 to 5.4 with Claremont ahead. SAlternating offensives occupied the early stages of the third term, during which eubl?ac snatched the lead when Ham bleton cleverly goeled from an angle,
Brown and McCallum were doing yeoman service in the ruck and were ably assisted by their nimble rover, Yates.; Subiaco was definitely on top; its players were always in front, leads were freely offer ing and vigour was met with vigour. Claremont was obviously rattled and it was not until Reid, with a superb goal which evened the scores that it recovered its composure. Three goals then came in rapid succession but Subiaco again mustered its forces and a lucky goal from Hambleton acted as an incentive to greater things. The side was handling the:ball well and combining more effec tively than Claremont. Brewer still had the call-over G. Moloney, who was find ing the ball extremely elusive. The quar ter ended in blinding rain with Sublaco's score 11.6 to 8.1L The respective rucks came into promi nence in determined bids to break through sorely tried defences. Clarke, who had made few mistakes and was marking well, turned two Subiaco as aults before Batt emulated hin. The Moloney brothers at last succeeded in get ting the ball within scoring distance but Strack was in the way. With L. Daily and McCallum, he was proving a source of annoyance to Claremont. There was no let-up by Subiaco and every oppor tunity was rammed home .with a ven geance., O'Reilly deserved a better re ward when e battled through to bit the post. Claremont's task, already almost hopeless, was rendered more diffliult when Mills kicked his seventh goal and Toll scored another.; Claremont attacked again before the bell but the Sublaco defence crowned previous achievements by pre venting a score. Final scores: UaCO ... .. .. 14.7 (91 pts) CLAREMONT .... 8.11 (59 pt.) Scorers:--Subiaco: Mills, ?:2; Hamble ton, 31; Peers, 2.0; Brewer, 1.1; Toll, 1.1; McCallum, 0.1. Edmeades (Claremont) kicked one point. Claremont: Reid, 32; O'Reilly, 2.2; Reeves, 1.3; Hopkins, 1.2; Hooper, 1.0; Boys, 0.1; S. Moloney, 0.1. Sublaco scarcely had a weakness. L. Daily again used fine judgment, kicked faultlessly and pitilessly shadowed Hop kins. Mills gave a fine display of for ward play and was a tower of strength in the ruck, where Browne and McCal lum also played a conspicuous part. Brewer and Smith gave Subiaco the honours across the centre-a dominance which had much to do with Claremont's unexpected slump. Strack, Murphy. Hambleton, Peers, Yates and Gilbert were the best of the others. Claremont -had few players in good form. Reeves, whether following or in a forward pocket, tried hard throughout and did a lot of futile work. Clarke, Headon and Edmeades were sound de fenders, while S. Moloney, O'Reilly and Hooper worked hard to restore the bal ance in the ruck. Reid, Boys and Hosken also did their humble part.