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|Coaches Blog Rd 12 2017|
Horrid day all round with all three grades losing in sub par performances!
The colts were in it at 3 quarter time but a physically bigger and stronger Falcons unit broke the game open in the last and stormed away to an 8 goal victory. Mitch Bain was outstanding all day and finished with 26 touches and Oscar Matthews was a dominant force around the ground with his ruckwork and general play. William Reidy bounced back to good form down back and Joel Curtis showed a heap of potential in his second game of colts footy.
The less said about our performance in the reserves the better after we were demolished by 12 goals. Jacob Coniglio was in our best couple along with Josh Power who tried very hard at half back. Mitch Mckenzie played well at full back and Ridley, Maguire and Mckay battled away, but it was all to no avail in a disappointing loss. Logan Hughes and Brayden Hackett could hold their heads up as solid contributors.
At senior level it felt like we were in full sabotage mode for much of the game. Our inability to control the footy and make strong decisions hurt us all day with no less than 6 direct clangers by hand and foot that handed West Perth easy goals.
The Falcons played well and deserved to be further in front at half time after missing several easy shots, so it was good to see our lads lift at the main break and seize control. Just when it looked like we had the game in our grasp, we handed the game back with horrible defence and poor skill level and the 8 point loss stung us badly.
It was a great opportunity to keep pushing on in our season and with South Fremantle losing, 2nd and 3rd are only a game in front of us. However the ladder is tightening with CFC and EP winning and every opportunity to gain 4 points must be taken. Our next two games are against the latter teams I mentioned, so our ability to bounce back off this loss is crucial!