Mark Mickan Coaches Report
After two consecutive wins we felt ready to take on the SANFL’s best performed team in 2017, Woodville West Torrens. To read some of the statistics from the game one could be excused for thinking the result was close. The reality is however that we were beaten by a better performed team on the day.
Once again the effort of our players was not the issue with our defensive actions being maintained from last week’s game. We were not able to advance the ball often enough into our forward 50 area to apply scoreboard pressure.
Having said that our boys were up for the fight at 3/4 time despite the 6 goal deficit. The players rallied and found a way inside 50 to have ten scoring shots for the term but inaccuracy in front of goal – 2 goals 6 behinds – thwarted our chances with the efficient Eagles kicking 4 straight goals.
We come away disappointed to be beaten so convincingly. We do however learn valuable lessons as part of our preparations to take on the Crows at City Mazda Stadium on Saturday.
Congratulations to Taite Silverlock on his 100th game and Mason Middleton on his 50th game for West Adelaide.
The WAFC and WWTFC on Saturday played in memory of four young West Adelaide players who lost their lives way too soon. West Adelaide Football Club’s collective heart goes out to the parents, families and friends of Jake Watson, Ben Mitchell, Glenn Knott and Corey Siemers . Four young men in their prime taken from us way too early.