Wanneroo Weekender - - Front Page - with Bill Mon­aghan

PERTH might have only won one game, but it is a dan­ger­ous team.

The De­mons gave us a touch-up in the pre-sea­son so we’re par­tic­u­larly wary of them head­ing into the clash at Arena Joon­dalup on Satur­day.

They have a young side with the abil­ity to kick goals quickly. They have proven against some of the best teams in the com­pe­ti­tion that they can be dif­fi­cult to stop if they get their tails up.

We’ll con­tinue with Scott Simp­son in the ruck and he’ll likely be helped by Mark Hamil­ton, who re­turns to the team. There will be matches where we need Simp­son to take up his key role in de­fence, at which point spe­cial­ist ruck­man Seva Mozhaev will likely come back into the side.

I was happy with our 13.7 (85) to 12.8 (80) vic­tory over Swan Dis­tricts in Joon­dalup on Satur­day. It got tight in the fi­nal quar­ter, but we felt we were in con­trol for most of the sec­ond and third terms.

We had a cou­ple of in­jury con­cerns with Ben King and Steve Po­tente both in­jur­ing an­kles dur­ing the con­test. Po­tente will be out for about four weeks, while King will miss this week.

It was pleas­ing to see us kick the big­gest score Swan Dis­tricts has con­ceded this sea­son. We didn’t take any spe­cific at­tack­ing plan into the match, we just worked hard to build upon the ball move­ment that had helped us beat Peel the week be­fore.

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