Falcons show ‘glimpse of our best’

West Perth go into the derby against the Royals after three wins on the trot, including recent victories over the Demons and Peel Thunder. Picture: Dan White
West Perth go into the derby against the Royals after three wins on the trot, including recent victories over the Demons and Peel Thunder. Picture: Dan White

IT was really pleasing to see the quarter of footy we produced in the third term against Peel on Saturday.

I feel like we’re not playing our most efficient brand of football yet, but are doing lots of things right.

In that third quarter we got a look at what our best footy looks like and shows we’re on the right track (West Perth kicked seven goals to one in the third quarter to defeat Peel 78 to 73).

I was also impressed with the resilience of the group to fight back in the last quarter and take the lead after Peel had hit the front.

• Our training will be the same in the lead-up to the derby against East Perth at Leederville Oval on WA Day.

We train Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and Saturday morning we’ll have a little training session.

It is exciting to go into a traditional West Perth-East Perth derby, with East Perth now outside of the West Coast Eagles’ alignment.

It’s a genuine West Perth-East Perth clash at West Perth’s old ground Leederville Oval.

East Perth are playing good footy; they beat West Coast and last week lost by a point to South Fremantle. We’ve won three in a row, so both teams are in good form.

It’s going to be an exciting contest.

• A shout out to all our volunteers.

We’re a community club and like hundreds of others we rely on voluntary support.

Without their support in rain, hail or shine, the club wouldn’t function.

We’re very thankful for all the voluntary and community support we get.