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Match report: Peel v WCE

Peel opened their pre-season with a 39-point loss to West Coast's WAFL team at Rushton Park on Sunday.

It was a low scoring affair, with Peel falling 4.7 (31) to West Coast's 10.10 (70).

Twelve Fremantle-listed players ran out for Peel in the clash in Ryan Nyhuis, Tobe Watson, Sam Sturt, Brett Bewley, Mitch Crowden, Tom North, Cam McCarthy, Lloyd Meek, Jason Carter, Lachie Schultz, Scott Jones and Matt Taberner.

A number of Fremantle players had limited minutes, including Brett Bewley, Scott Jones, Matthew Taberner, Cam McCarthy and Lachie Schultz.

Bewley was one of Peel's shining lights in the opening half, helping set up a goal and deliver some quality inside 50s from the wing.

Rookie-listed Tobe Watson showed his quality in defence with the assistance of Ryan Nyhuis, who marked well on the day.

Lachie Schultz contributed plenty of forward pressure and also kicked a goal with a quick snap.


McCarthy also contributed a goal in the opening term and went close to adding a second with his shot from 50m hitting the post.

Sam Sturt showed his flair before leaving the field in the third term.


The game also saw young-mids Tom North and Mitch Crowden earn valuable time in the engine room.

Matt Taberner

Brett Bewley

Cam McCarthy

Lachie Schultz

Lloyd Meek

Scott Jones

Jason Carter

Sam Sturt

Brett Bewley

Tom North

Tobe Watson

Sam Sturt

Lachie Schultz

Ryan Nyhuis

Mitch Crowden

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs