West Coast needs to keep the good times – and momentum – rolling if they want to become the first team to register five-straight wins this year, according to Elliot Yeo.
The two-time all-Australian told 96FM’s Botica’s Bunch program that the Eagles were buzzing following their big win against Collingwood on Sunday.
However, he said the squad was more than wary of its next opponent, Geelong, who have got the better of West Coast in three of their last five encounters.
The Cats also ended the Eagles’ premiership charge last year, bettering West Coast in their semi-final clash by 20 points.
“It was a pretty good margin in the end and we played some pretty good footy for three quarters,” Yeo said of the win against Collingwood.
“They jumped us in that first quarter, but we were expecting that. So to be able to come back and win the arm wrestle after that was pretty good.
“But we can’t rest on that. (Geelong have) beaten us three out of the last four (sic) times we’ve played them, so they’ve definitely got the measure against us the previous times we’ve played them.
“We can’t rest on our laurels against them otherwise it will come back and get us.”
West Coast registered the highest score of any team in season 2020 with its 111 points against Collingwood on Sunday.
That was largely due to the influence of Eagles' spearhead Josh Kennedy, who became the first player in almost seven years to kick seven goals against the Magpies.
Yeo said it has become obvious that teams who managed to build up a head of steam during games were extremely hard to reel in this year due to the game’s shorter format.
“What we’re starting to notice now is that teams that have momentum are quite hard to stop,” he said.
“If you can get that momentum going then hopefully you can continue to build on it and keep going because it can be quite hard to stop it.”