Western Derby win was vi­tal

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Local -

with Josh Kennedy 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.

Kens­ing­ton’s Ea­gles Cup foot­ballers with Mitch Brown and Eric Macken­zie.

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