WAFL: West Perth looks to strengthen hold on second spot against South Fremantle

West Perth will look to break their hoodoo against South Fremantle this weekend. Picture: Dan White
West Perth will look to break their hoodoo against South Fremantle this weekend. Picture: Dan White

THE club’s decision to go into voluntary administration last week did not alter the approach the players have been taking since the board first outlined its money problems in July.

The players have been really strong about focusing on what they can control and not allowing the attention on the club’s finances to distract them.

In the short-term, nothing us has changed for them regarding what they get out of the club in terms of payment and conditioning.

South Fremantle presents a challenge and big opportunity for us at Fremantle Oval this weekend.

The Bulldogs have been a bogey side for us in recent seasons, but we dished up one of our better performances against them when we last met earlier in the year, despite losing.

South Fremantle lost against Peel in their last match but they welcome back multiple quality players against us.

We’ll be looking to welcome back Jordan Mills and Steve Potente this weekend so that leaves us with a tough decision at the selection table.

I thought our 31-point win over Peel last Saturday was a complete performance, despite being behind at the end of the first three quarters.

The Thunder were formidable with 14 AFL-listed players, including the addition of Matt Taberner, Ethan Hughes and Hayden Ballantyne.

The scorecard made it look like it came down to one good quarter but we were competitive for the whole game.

The 10-point margin at half time did not feel like an accurate reflection of the balance of the game given we had not kicked accurately.