Youngsters provide a positive note

Youngsters provide a positive note

Finals might be out of the question, but Anthony Tsalikis and Dan Hunt are playing their last games for the club, while Chris Keunen lines up for his 150th appearance.

A victory at Lathlain Park would be an appropriate way to honour the occasion.

It’s been a tough season with injuries, but as a positive, this has meant we’ve seen a number of younger players get experience at league level.

In our one-goal loss to Claremont on Saturday, we had nine players with fewer than 20 games experience.

Six of them ” Luke Meadows, Corey Chalmers, Max Alexander, Ben King, Mitch van Berlo and Drew Rohde ” had played fewer than 10 matches.

We keep exposing our good kids and they are stepping up to the plate.

I thought Chalmers on debut showed glimpses but unfortunately he copped a week at the tribunal on Tuesday so he won’t be playing this weekend. We put Rohde at half back and he was really good after half-time, while Seva Martin (two goals) played arguably his best game for us.

So while our losses are probably frustrating everyone internally and externally, there’s a lot of good coming from our position at the moment.