Bye gives much-needed breather

Andrew Strijk handballing during the game against Peel Thunder. Picture: Dan White
Andrew Strijk handballing during the game against Peel Thunder. Picture: Dan White

We would expect to bring back Jordan Jones, Nick Rodda and Laine Rasmussen for that match.

Jason Salecic is a strong chance to play, while Ray Bartholomew and Matt Johnson will be under consideration.

The bye is our last chance for a lighter week this season.

Last weekend, it wasn’t a big surprise that we were outscored in the fourth quarter of our victory over Peel at Rushton Park.

There was a strong breeze that kept the majority of the scoring to one end for the entire game.

The fact we kicked poorly to come away with just 1.4 to their 6.1 in the last didn’t help matters either.

We were disappointed with our finish, but it won’t be something we dwell on.

The Thunder had a strong team on the park, while we were five or six players away from our best side.

They had Dockers ruckmen Jack Hannath and Craig Moller, who are both more than 200cm tall, giving them first use of the ball.

Peel also welcomed back Viv Michie from AFL duties, who is one of the best midfielders in the WAFL.

Taking that into account, it was a good effort by our players to secure the 15.11 (101) to 13.7 (85) win.

Marc Crisp was excellent to kick five goals. It brings his tally up to 21 goals this season, which is very handy to have for a small forward.