WAFL: West Perth wins against Peel

WAFL: West Perth wins against Peel

WE⿿RE happy to be sitting in second spot at six and four at the official midpoint of our season.

It’s a good position to hold in a tight competition.

If we can replicate it in the back half of the year, we’ll be pleased.

We’ve been lucky to come away with a couple of comeback wins, which has helped to get us where we are.

It’s satisfying heading into the bye this weekend after winning such a cracking game of footy against Peel last Saturday.

Both sides attacked the contest hard, coming off disappointing games the previous round.

The Thunder were excellent through the midfield, meaning we needed to be at our very best to come away with the 17.9 (111) to 17.5 (107) victory.

While Peel fans may have been disappointed with the result, I don’t think anyone would have walked away from Rushton Park unhappy with the spirit in which the game was played.

Tyler Keitel was terrific with three goals on debut, including a major from his first kick.

We’re fortunate Keitel, Marcus Adams and Nick Rodda can play key positions both forward and back. Our match-ups each week will determine whether they play in attack or defence.

There might be some weeks where there are not many opposition talls and we can play all three of them forward.

We’re excited about the ability of the trio; they’re good sizes, they move well and they can catch the footy, so it’s a fantastic position for us to be in.

We expect Kody Manning to return from injury against South Fremantle after the bye.

Defender Jordan Jones is edging closer to a comeback from hand surgery.

We have another bye in three rounds time so it will be touch and go whether he returns before or after the break.