Bev­eridge praises Dogs’ fight

Sunday Herald Sun - - Sport -

WESTERN Bull­dogs coach Luke Bev­eridge was elated with his side’s 14-point win against Bris­bane at Eti­had Sta­dium last night that squared the sea­son ledger at 4-4.

“There’s some re­ally en­cour­ag­ing signs for our sup­port­ers, and our fan base with our young play­ers (and what they’re show­ing),” he said.

“I’d imag­ine in the next cou­ple of weeks there will be a cou­ple more se­nior faces com­ing back into the team.

“We couldn’t quite put them away ... they re­ally chal­lenged us with their quick play and speed.

“They (the Lions) are a pretty good side when you con­sider their scor­ing power and pro­lific ball win­ners.”

He said the per­for­mance of Jack Macrae was phe­nom­e­nal.

“I just said to (Jack Macrae) and his team­mates ... he’s be­come a pretty big headache for op­po­si­tions to deal with,” he said. “Beams went to him tonight, we didn’t ex­pect that. He’s learnt through stealth on how to take on a tag or two.”

The only blow was an an­kle in­jury to Aaron Naughton.

“The doc­tor’s just said they hope (Naughton) won’t be long (out). They think he’s strained those lat­eral lig­a­ments on his an­kle,” he said.

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