Fit­ness woes be­hind Wa­roona loss

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - SPORT - David Charlesworth

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).

Pic­ture: Mitchell Wood­cock

Bus­sel­ton cap­tain Ai­dan Fraser kicked five goals in the match against Har­vey on Satur­day night.

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