Un­beaten Li­ons out­class Thun­der

Pinjarra Murray Times - - SPORT - Teri Camp­bell

PEEL Thun­der fell short against the Su­bi­aco Li­ons by 52 points at Leed­erville Oval on Fri­day night, af­ter fail­ing to kick a goal in the first three quar­ters.

With a spot in the fi­nals up for grabs, Peel failed to cap­i­talise against the un­de­feated Li­ons, fin­ish­ing 9.15 (69) to 2.5 (17).

The Thun­der’s Corey Mor­ris said the dis­ap­point­ing de­feat high­lighted the dif­fer­ent skill level of both teams.

“Un­for­tu­nately weren’t quite there with them and their class just shone through,” he said.

“We were cer­tainly un­der the pump down back, so I guess I just tried to play my role and de­fend as well as I could to try help the team and try stem that flow of goals from Subi.”

Peel were un­able to se­cure their only two goals un­til the fi­nal term.

Mor­ris said the Thun­der’s poor ball move­ment out of de­fence re­stricted them from gain­ing any mo­men­tum in the third term.

“We just couldn’t get the chain from our back line up to the for­ward line and when we did, we just seemed to make silly lit­tle er­rors that then pre­vented us from get­ting it for­ward,” he said.

“Subi’s back­line just rolled off well and stopped us from get­ting in­side 50.”

The team re­turned from the three-quarter-time break with fire in their bel­lies as Matthew Pig­gott and Luke Str­nad­ica con­verted Peel’s only goals for the game.

Mor­ris said mov­ing for­ward, the Thun­der will take it game by game, but they’ll have to take out the ma­jor­ity of the re­main­ing rounds to make fi­nals.

“We’ll re­view the game, see where we did go wrong, and then we’ll work on those im­prove­ments for next week to make sure we’re sharp against Perth,” he said.

Peel and the Li­ons strug­gle for the ball.

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