No rest for shaky Falcons

Peel’s Thomas Sheridan is tackled by West Perth’s Kody Manning and Shane Nelson. Picture: Dan White
Peel’s Thomas Sheridan is tackled by West Perth’s Kody Manning and Shane Nelson. Picture: Dan White

The last-gasp 14.9 (93) to 14.8 (92) triumph lifted the Falcons from seventh to fourth on percentage, with Perth, South Fremantle and East Fremantle all breathing down their neck.

West Perth’s last-minute win over Peel at Arena Joondalup, which came courtesy of a clutch set shot goal from veteran Anthony Tsalikis, was one of belief.

At 30 points down heading into the final term, the side had fallen in a hole.

It was a steep climb, but inch by inch the players worked their way up and, at the death knell, scrambled over the top.

It’s the kind of self belief they will need if they are to defy the odds and inflict league leader Subiaco’s second loss of the season at Leederville Oval on Saturday. With Perth and East Fremantle facing off this weekend, a Falcons loss is guaranteed to drop them back into the bottom four.

It’s going to take a lot of climbing before West Perth can rest comfortably this season.