Fitness woes behind Waroona loss
WAROONA’s opponents had too much run in their round three clash with Baldivis on the weekend.
Despite a strong start, Waroona lost 4.8 (32) to 13.18 (96).
The Demons faced off against Baldivis at home on Saturday kicking off the match with a tight first quarter where both sides managed one goal apiece.
Baldivis was only two points ahead going into the second but pushed out a lead kicking four goals to the Demons’ two.
The visitors then stretched their lead out further in the third quarter kicking four goals to the Demons’ one.
The final quarter saw Waroona fight back with a goal but Baldivis capped off their win with five goals.
League coach Dean Taylor said the team was not at its best yet and needed to work on fitness.
“We fell away in the second half, I put it down to fitness,” Taylor said.
“Over the next four to five weeks we’ll be working on our fitness.
“To give us a chance to compete really.”
Taylor said the Demons had performed evenly as a team though Adrian Goff proved himself dangerous in the forward.
“He played a very dangerous forward game,” Taylor said.
“He halved a lot of the contests.”
In round three, the Demons face off against Halls Head in another home game on Saturday at 3pm.
Taylor said he was not sure how the Demons would go against them, as Halls Head were in much the same position as them.
“I think they’re in the same boat as us, a lot of young players,” he said.
Taylor said the most important factor was that the players continued to improve their performance with each round.
In the reserves, Baldivis 18.10 (118) defeated Waroona 2.4 (16).
In the colts, Baldivis 28.16 (184) defeated Waroona 2.0 (12).
Busselton captain Aidan Fraser kicked five goals in the match against Harvey on Saturday night.