IT was an unattractive 46-point win for us against Perth at Arena Joondalup last Saturday, with both sides turning the ball over more than we would have liked.
It was our efficiency in the forward line that won the match for us, but we made some horrible errors.
I spoke to Perth coach Earl Spalding after the match and we were both disappointed with the way our sides used the ball.
We’ll need to be far better against league leaders Subiaco in a rare match at Kingsway this Saturday.
We’re expecting a big crowd at the community venue so it should be a fantastic day.
Obviously, we’ll need to be on in all aspects of our game against the best side in the competition.
I have been really pleased with our defence of late.
A lot has been made of Shane Nelson’s form in the midfield and the efforts of Dean Munns as a tagger, but the most consistent element to our game has been our defensive efforts across the board.
It starts with the defence, and hopefully we can win the ball quickly enough to test them down the other end.
I don’t expect many changes to the side from last weekend.
Nick Rodda and Steve Potente will miss another week.
Matt Guadagnin pulled up sore from his time in the reserves, which is to be expected having just come off a knee reconstruction.
He’s touch-and-go to play this weekend, but he might have limited minutes in the reserves and likely a full game, also in the reserves, the week after that.
We’ll look at bringing him back into the senior side for our last game of the season after the bye.