Strijk, Black help take state to victory

But midfielder Shane Nelson, who was set to earn his second State jumper after an injury to captain Brendan Lee, was an unlucky omission when the SANFL side rejected the prospect of a five-man bench.

Black kicked two goals to equal his tally from his WA debut in 2013, but an extra two years of experience led to a more self-assured performance from the 22-year-old in the team�s 18.13 (121) to 11.10 (76) triumph.

The Sandover medallist returned 28 disposals second only to Wayde Twomey�s 31 possessions.

Strijk, playing in State colours for the fourth time, found plenty of action in an excellent 27-disposal effort.

The WAFL season resumes for the WA Day long weekend with the Falcons facing East Perth at Leederville Oval on Monday.