Devil of a job ahead for Fal­cons

Wanneroo Weekender - - Sport - with Bill Mon­aghan

IT’S been a chal­lenge for us in re­cent sea­sons to en­sure the play­ers don’t take Perth lightly when we come up against them.

The Demons have of­ten been near the bot­tom of the ta­ble, so there’s al­ways the con­cern the team might not ap­proach them with the cor­rect at­ti­tude.

That won’t be the case this Satur­day at Joon­dalup Arena.

We’ve seen the strong form Perth has found and the play­ers know they’ll need to pro­duce high-qual­ity foot­ball if they’re to avoid be­ing the Demons’ next scalp.

I’m good friends with their coach Earl Spald­ing and he’s got them play­ing su­per footy.

Their run and at­tack on the ball has been su­perb.

It’s great for the com­pe­ti­tion that the Demons ap­pear to be on the up.

It was a bruis­ing one-point win over Clare­mont last week­end and one that cost us Mitch An­to­nio to a bro­ken col­lar bone in the first quar­ter.

That was dis­ap­point­ing for him given he’d been in strong form in the Re­serves and was play­ing his first League game of the year.

It left us one ro­ta­tion down early in the match, so I was im­pressed with the play­ers’ re­solve to pro­duce a win­ning ef­fort.

It was an im­por­tant clash for both sides.

The Tigers were push­ing for a spot in the five off the back of a strong win over Swans, while we were look­ing to con­sol­i­date third spot.

The game was played in a vein of des­per­a­tion and as such came down to the wire.

Pic­ture: Dan White

West Perth fought out a one-point thriller against Clare­mont.

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