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WAFLW Watch: Coach’s comments Rd 4

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Four Fremantle-listed players were in action in round four of the WAFLW.

Senior Fremantle coach Trent Cooper talks us through his thoughts on the round.

Claremont 5.1 (31) def Subiaco 3.6 (24)
Fremantle players in action: Jasmin Stewart (Claremont), Leah Mascall (Subiaco)

This fixture was played early in the morning so it was played in pretty wet conditions early because of the dew. Claremont caused an upset to beat Subiaco, who have been in really good form.

Jasmin Stewart was best on ground, it was really pleasing to see her hit her straps in the midfield and she was the dominant player on the ground which was great to see.

Leah Mascall also played some midfield minutes as well and she was very composed with the ball and used it well when she got her hands on it.

Swan Districts 11.5 (71) def Peel Thunder 4.1 (25)
Fremantle players in action: Ashley Sharp (Swan Districts), Tayla Bresland (Peel)

Swans rebounded quickly and were very good on Sunday. There was some really good ball movement, they got it to the outside and linked up really well. 

Ashley Sharp was very close to best on ground, she played on the wing and kicked three goals and she worked hard back in defence. It was everything we wanted to see from her, so we were very happy.

All of the WAFLW coaches have been really supportive in getting the best out of our players and they’ve been really helpful in building their versatility. Last week, Tayla Bresland went forward and kicked four goals in a different role for the defender. She played forward again against Swan Districts and just didn’t get the opportunities. Sometimes that can happen with the forwards as they’re not always in control of their destiny and she couldn’t really get amongst it too much.

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