Missed opportunities

Missed opportunities

But the Lions turned around and did exactly the same to us in the second and third quarters at Leederville Oval.

They only had one mark in the first term then stepped that up to about 20 in the second.

We didn�t take our opportunities in front of goals in the final quarter when we were 13 points down.

If we�d kicked a couple early, we were right back in the game.

One of the positives from the game was seeing 18-year-old Sam Rotham make his debut.

We�ve had a significant number of injuries in our tall players and Sam deserved to be promoted after strong form in the reserves.

At 194cm and still young, his body is a little light for league football at the moment, but he�s going to be a good player.

He showed composure and competitiveness.

Marcus Adams is yet another big body we�ve had to add to our injury list, having been injured in the game against Perth.

We were under the impression he was going to be able to play against the Lions, but he came to training late in the week with a splint on his hand.

He could be out for up to six weeks, which is disappointing for him as he�d been in good form to start the season.

The players will have the weekend off before we resume in the lead-up to our Anzac Day match against Swan Districts at Arena Joondalup.