Falcons make changes for Bulldogs clash

Rudy Riddoch was one shining light for West Perth against the Tigers. Picture: Dan White
Rudy Riddoch was one shining light for West Perth against the Tigers. Picture: Dan White

TO serve up that sort of performance last Saturday was very disappointing (Claremont beat West Perth 14.4. 88 to 4.8.32).

It was our first home game of the year and we were playing a team that is going to be about the finals race.

We have to learn from it. We were beaten through the midfield. We have to find a way to get our hands on the ball first.

We were beaten 15-3 out of the middle. And lost the contested ball count. So we were just beaten in the contest and then we couldn’t control the ball. Once the pressure came on, we panicked a little bit and didn’t control the ball as we would have liked and regularly turned it over.

Two ways to fix it: win the football at the source and then when we have it, work harder to control it.

We need to improve to challenge South Fremantle this Sunday at Fremantle Oval, a proven performer over a long time.

When you serve up a performance like that against Claremont – we were out-hunted; they looked the hungrier, more aggressive side – there needs to be changes.

There were some good strong individual performances in the reserves.

So some of those guys have put up their hand and will be looking for an opportunity.

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