Darcy played on-ball and inside the stoppages this week, which was a new role for him. He was strong and clean inside with four clearances and eight tackles. He started a bit slow but as the game went on, particularly in the second half, he started to come into his own and had a strong impact.
Matt played forward again and went into the ruck at times. It was another strong effort, with 25 possessions, seven marks and three goals. He also had six hit outs with his ruck work growing over the last few weeks. His ability to get up the ground and take marks, while getting back to kick some goals, has been a real positive.
Cam played on the wing and at times went inside. He was another player who was strong around the contest with 10 tackles and five clearances. He was one of our better midfielders, pushing forward and kicking two goals. He showed another side to his game playing on-ball, which we haven’t seen too much.
Sam was solid in defence, especially under a fair bit of heat in the first half when West Perth had quite a few entries in their forward 50. He was able to stand up in defence and had some good battles against West Perth forwards in Michael Lourey and Tyler Keitel.
Jon had 43 hitouts and 11 clearances, and was solid with his ruck and tap work in a tough battle against a mobile ruck in Scott Simpson. He gave some good opportunities to our mids and cleared the ball well in the third quarter to help get us back within a couple of goals.
Zac played key back and was really strong in his ability to roll off and support our defenders. He anchored Peel in the first half when they were under pressure with West Perth getting quite a few entries in the forward 50. He was also solid in the one-on-one contest.
Ryan played his first game for the year on the weekend after coming back from injury. He had eleven possessions playing as a small defender. He was good in one-on-one contests and showed the ability to roll off and support the defence. It was good to see him back.
Luke played forward for the majority of the game with small stints in the ruck. He kicked a goal from a very strong tackle and lead up well to provide an option forward. There were some limited opportunities in the first half when Peel were struggling to get the ball into the forward 50.
Taylin played the game as a half-back, primarily on Andrew Strike which was a good battle. He had four rebound 50s and helped set up a few of our attacks from 50. It was his first game back from an ankle injury and we have no doubt he will continue to grow from that
Sean was injured early in the second quarter and took no further part in the game.
Nick was injured early in the first quarter and took no further part in the game.