Loss takes wind out of our sails

Joondalup Weekender - - Sport - with Bill Mon­aghan

CLARE­MONT is a lot bet­ter than what its record shows.

The Tigers have had two big re­cent wins against South Fre­man­tle and Swan Dis­tricts so if we’re not on our game against them at Clare­mont Oval on Satur­day, we’ll likely find our­selves in trou­ble.

We fought back strongly in the last quar­ter against Peel last week­end, but we al­lowed them the first two goals of the fi­nal quar­ter into a strong breeze, which was what cost us the match by three points.

There was only six goals kicked at that end for the whole game and 16 go­ing the other way.

Jay van Berlo has proven a handy for­ward for us this sea­son with his strong mark­ing and ac­cu­rate boot. We’ve adapted his role from the mid­field into at­tack now he’s in the lat­ter part of his ca­reer.

His five goals against Peel has left him as our sec­ond high­est goal kicker be­hind Tyler Kei­tel.

Andrew Strijk re­turns against Clare­mont, while Con­nor West re­mains out af­ter crush­ing his fin­ger dur­ing a weights ses­sion last week.

Pic­ture: Dan White

It was hard slog for West Perth against Peel.

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