WAFL grand final: Finding positives in West Perth loss to Subiaco

WAFL grand final: Finding positives in West Perth loss to Subiaco

WE did a lot right for much of our 66-point WAFL grand final loss to Subiaco but we couldn’t captalise in attack.

Our forwards didn’t take a lot of marks and then they rebounded and scored really easily up the other end.

We won the inside-50 count, we won the tackle count and our stoppage numbers were a lot better than what they were in the second semi-final, but in the end, the Lions were just too precise.

I thought it was a day where the players did not stop trying.

But everything we attempted didn’t work and we just got belted by a very good side in Subiaco.

We think Nick Rodda might have suffered a broken jaw after a knock in the first quarter so that hampered his afternoon.

Ruckman Chris Keunen began getting a migraine during the game, which didn’t help matters.

Laine Rasmussen was able to play after it was revealed he had not suffered an ankle break but some severe ligament and tendon damage.

A lot of people will say we were beaten easily and outclassed in the grand final, but it’s difficult to get to a decider.

It’s fair to say we were in a spot where another seven sides would have liked to have been.

We will review the game at some stage but there’s not much point in doing it right away.

We will take another look at it when we review our whole season.

Overall, it was a really positive year for us in all grades, with each team making the finals.