Reserves Coaches Report - Round 2 Vs Claremont

We welcomed Simpson Medalist Adam Hay for his first game and dual Sandover Medallist Ali Pickett for his first game of the year, both after an interrupted pre season.

Unfortunately we were well beaten by Claremont and although going inside our 50 eleven times in the third quarter and kicking 9 points and 1 on the full we didn’t play well

It wasn’t the fact that we lost that was disappointing it was the lack of commitment to winning the hard ball and a lack of respect for our opponents coupled with poor skill errors and decision making

It is important for players wanting to establish themselves at this level that they grasp every opportunity and perform at their best for a regular place in the side. The more experienced players also need to play well

Cossom, Hay, Bristow, Kerr all worked hard but lacked support

We will be working harder on track this week and take that commitment into next weeks game against East Fremantle who always field a strong reserves side

Brett Mayo

 

 

With injuries to Chris Hood and Michael Genovese further opportunities were given to our local youngsters. The experience of playing with proven league players is one they should have relished