Win far from impressive

Win far from impressive

There was plenty of opportunity for us to return a much bigger deficit than the 49-point final margin, but the players were lazy at times.

Shane Nelson was particularly impressive through the midfield, but he, too, dropped off as the game progressed.

His first half was outstanding with 24 touches up to half-time, but he fell away after the Thunder put Dockers player Jesse Crichton on him.

I would say his quieter second half was a combination of Crichton locking him down, as well as fatigue from a busy first half.

It was great to see our young midfielders step up in Jay van Berlo’s absence, with Aaron Black also putting in a strong performance.

We were happy with the way Kris Shannon played in his league debut.

We head to the Wheatbelt this weekend to face Perth in Moora.

It’s a ground that’s unfamiliar to us, but some of our ex-players have played there with Cervantes (LeCras country) so we have a slight idea of what to expect.

I played there many years ago when I was with Subiaco.

It’s a wide and open oval so if there’s a strong breeze on the day it could make conditions tough.

Whatever happens, we know Perth will be hungry for a win given the tight race for a top-four spot.

The Demons will be at their best so we’re excited to see how we respond.