WAFL: Bill Monaghan confident Rudy Riddoch can become consistent weapon

Rudy Riddoch celebrates against Perth. Picture: Matt Beilken
Rudy Riddoch celebrates against Perth. Picture: Matt Beilken

WE did a lot right in our 19-point win against Perth but probably equally as much wrong.

I was disappointed at the ease with which Perth scored against us in our 15.19 (109) to 14.6 (90) victory. Many of their majors were over the back and running into an open goal.

That said, it was a strong effort from our players to achieve 59 inside 50s and 34 scoring shots, while also winning the important stats like contested ball and clearances. If we had kicked better in front of goals, it could have been a an eight or nine-goal win.

Rudy Riddoch was impressive with six goals, but we know that’s not going to happen every week.

Some weeks he might work hard and not get the reward. But if he maintains his effort, we’re confident he’ll become a consistent weapon for us. He has competed really well in attack since coming into the side.

We’ll be treating the match against East Fremantle at East Fremantle Oval this Saturday much the same way we approached the Perth contest.

While the Sharks are without a win, their top six to eight players are very good.

They’ve displayed some good footy against some of the better sides and will be dangerous if we don’t play well.

They’ve got great rebound off half back supported by a quality midfield.