Derby win was vital
IT was great to see so many West Coast fans enjoying the win after the derby on Sunday and hopefully there’s more to come.
We do know how much it means to our members and supporters to win the local showdown and we’re rapt to be able to put a smile on people’s faces.
It was also important for us, We knew Fremantle would come out hard in a derby; they’re always pretty tough matches so we thought Fremantle, who have not met their own standards this year, would be keen to make a statement.
That’s why the win was so satisfying. Fremantle had a pretty good lead and had momentum with them until about the middle stages of the second quarter, and then we slowly started to turn that around.
With the boys in the midfield getting their hands on the ball, that gave those of us in the forward line some opportunities and we started to hit the scoreboard.
The most important thing about the game, though, was that we were able to lock away a spot in the finals. We now have some challenging games ahead of us, against GWS at Olympic Park, followed by Hawthorn at home and Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.
They are three of the top four teams at the moment so it will give us a good chance to measure ourselves against some of the teams that are expected to play a big part in the finals series.
We are hoping to impact what happens in September as well, so hopefully we can sustain the form.
We played a milestone against the Dockers in the first derby of the year when Pridda played his 200th and then Schoey played his 150th this week.