Players narrowly miss

Players narrowly miss

To work our way back in front after being 25 points down early in the last quarter was terrific.

However, we dropped off in the last five or six minutes to allow the Royals to claim a four-point win.

That said, they were in front of us for the majority of the day, so I imagine they would have felt cheated had we got over the top of them.

Marcus Adams had an impressive game for us in defence.

To begin with, he ran with Brant Colledge, but later in the game we freed him up with great effect.

He did an excellent job marking and rebounding the ball back into forward 50.

It was a new role for him and one that he performed particularly well, continuing his very good form.

We expect to have more options at the selection table for our match against East Fremantle away on Saturday.

Kody Manning, Kris Shannon, Luke Meadows and Steve Potente should be cleared of injury to play, so we�re a lot more comfortable with personnel than we have been in the last few weeks.

Two tight losses for us from the past three games means we�re under a lot of pressure.

We need to get off to a strong start against the Sharks, as we�ve been lacking in the early parts of recent games.

I wouldn�t say we�ve been poor, but we need to make sure that we�re not leaving all the work to be done late in the game.

The main point we need to remember is not to take East Fremantle lightly.

While they were beaten by bottom-placed Perth last week and their form has not been good, they�ve still got a lot of quality players.