Reflecting on West Perth WAFL finals challenge

Reflecting on West Perth WAFL finals challenge

This is good as it gives us confidence that we can beat them at Leederville Oval in the second semi-final on Sunday.

But having confidence and then backing that up on game day are two completely different things.

We play a similar style of football and match up well across the ground. Both sides have a good selection of inside midfielders, tight defenders and strong forwards.

We�ve had two great battles with the Lions this season, following on from some good games against them last year.

In the last couple of matches they�ve had players running with Aaron Black and sometimes Shane Nelson and Rohan Kerr, so we can expect something similar on Sunday.

We might target a couple of their players in a similar fashion, but ultimately we�re confident in our direct match-ups.

No injury concerns came out of the Peel match so, like last week, we�ll have a sizeable squad up for selection.

I don�t envisage many changes from the qualifying final.

Our 109-point win over the Thunder placed us in the best position possible for the second week of the finals and that�s about all we can take out of a game like that. Clearly, we had a poor first term, which came about from us over using the handball.

I think the players thought it was just going to be a training run, Peel put some pressure on us and forced us into too many handpasses.

We had about 120 possessions in the first term for one goal, which is not how we play.