Risk-taking pays off

Risk-taking pays off

We played some relatively good patches throughout the 12.12 (84) to 12.5 (77) victory, but our third quarter was particularly disappointing at Arena Joondalup.

When we�re behind like that, we have Hail Mary-type plays we attempt to pull us back into the contest.

It doesn�t always come off like it did on Monday, but we believe if it looks like you�re going to lose, you may as well lose having taken a risk.

While we may not always be successful, this group has proven over the past few seasons that it rarely lacks effort. It�s an unusual situation having just a four-day turnaround between games, but early indications are that everyone who played against Swans should be available to face Claremont away on Saturday.

We won�t be taking the bottom-placed Tigers lightly.

If we lose, it undoes our good work over Swan Districts.

We thought Jordan Jones could return from a hamstring injury this weekend, but that is looking unlikely.

Given he has not had the injury before, it has been difficult for him to gauge how it should feel before it�s ready to be put under the strain of a WAFL match.

We�re unsure when talented recruit Tyler Keitel will work his way into the league side.

We were pleased with his efforts in his first reserves game on Monday.

He played mainly down back, which is what we have in mind for him for the senior team.

He read the play well and won enough of the ball. However, he�s only done just over one training session in 12 weeks so we certainly won�t be rushing his progression.