WAFL: West Perth content with record heading into bye

Steve Potente is expected to return after the bye. Picture: Dan White
Steve Potente is expected to return after the bye. Picture: Dan White

IT was an improvement on our win against Perth, but we were still a little unhappy with how easily East Fremantle scored against us in our 35-point victory on Saturday.

Teams seem to be kicking quite accurately against us, which resulted in 15 goals to the Sharks in our 19.18 (132) to 15.7 (97) win at East Fremantle Oval.

We need to stop conceding those sorts of numbers. But I thought our ability to win the ball and put it inside 50, giving us 37 scoring shots, proved attack is not an issue for us.

So while our defensive work may need tightening, if we can kick 19 goals like that, we’re going to win more games than we lose.

Nick Rodda’s thumb injury seemed to hold up OK. He thinks he’ll be able to see out the season without surgery.

We’re in a good spot with five wins and two losses heading into the bye this weekend.

Those two losses came against the best teams in the competition in South Fremantle and Subiaco. Obviously, we were terrible against the Bulldogs but it was a narrow margin against the Lions and they’ve been playing some terrific football.

We are fourth on equal wins with third-placed Swans and two games clear of Peel so we’re happy with where we’re at.

The main issue is our percentage, which we’ve been slowly building back up.

We’ll likely get Steve Potente back after this weekend and Ben King after the bye.

Steven Browne is not making as much progress as we had hoped with a back injury and its touch-and-go whether he’ll get back this season at all.

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