Great win, but don’t get cocky

Great win, but don’t get cocky

The Demons had a lot of young players at Arena Joondalup and are not one of the better teams at the moment.

It was pleasing to see 13 different goal kickers in our side, but in a contest where we amassed 22.9 (141) to 9.8 (62) you would expect a decent spread of scorers.

We�re under no illusions this Saturday�s game against Subiaco at Leederville Oval will favour us to the extent of last week�s clash.

I do not think the unfortunate nightclub incident between players from both sides last month will have a major influence on the contest.

I don�t imagine I�ll need to remind our footballers to keep their focus on the game rather than any off-field matters.

We have made that message loud and clear to the group since the incident happened.

Subiaco had a poor game against East Perth, but we can expect a good side like the Lions to bounce back from that.

We�ll need to be strong over the ball. I expect it to be a highly contested game for possession, particularly early on.

At some stage it will break open, so the key will be to keep the ball locked in our forward half when we get it in there.

We�re familiar with the majority of Lions personnel, but they�ve got a new recruit in Leigh Kitchin who looks to be a very handy player.

He is a former Frankston team-mate of our forward recruit Michael Lourey so we�ll be hoping he can provide us with some tips on how to keep him quiet.

As it always is against Subiaco, the match will be a contest between two strong midfields.