Right Roy­als turn­around

Joondalup Times - - WAFL - Paul Prior

EAST Perth showed a re­mark­able turn­around af­ter a ter­ri­ble start to the sea­son last week by de­feat­ing arch ri­vals West Perth at Leed­erville Oval.

The Roy­als re­ally needed to show some­thing af­ter a train wreck Round 1 with a 119-point loss to Su­bi­aco and bounced back with a re­sound­ing 58-point win 17.10 (112) to 7.12 (54).

Young Ea­gles re­cruit Jar­rod Bran­der was strong again, kick­ing three goals, ap­ply­ing strong pres­sure and at­tack­ing con­tests with vigour. Fraser McInnes was also prom­i­nent, kick­ing two goals and per­form­ing strongly in the ruck.

Stan­ley Wright and Pa­trick McGin­nity were strong at ground level, giv­ing their out­side run­ners mul­ti­ple op­por­tu­ni­ties.

It was harder to find pos­i­tives for West Perth. Trent Man­zone was dan­ger­ous at times with two goals and Kee­gan Knott was op­por­tunis­tic, kick­ing two and set­ting up sev­eral oth­ers.

West Perth will be keen to re­spond next week when they visit Steel Blue Oval to take on Swan Dis­tricts, while East Perth has a bye.

Pic­ture: Dan White

Kody Man­ning un­der pres­sure.

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