Wet and wild weather set the scene for the WAFL on Saturday afternoon, which eventually saw the Eagles fall to East Perth 12.13 (85) to 3.10 (28).
“Unfortunately we didn’t get the job done but there were some pleasing signs, in regards to the connection between our WAFL-listed players and AFL-listed players,” senior coach Daniel Pratt said.
Find out how the AFL-listed players fared below:
13 disposals, eight tackles, three inside 50s
Yeoy was as we expected, we thought he was going to be a little bit rusty early, but as the game wore on, his class really started to stand out. Probably his last 15 – 20 minutes were a level above WAFL standard.
28 disposals, four marks, two inside 50s
We’re really pleased with the return of Hutch, he’s an experienced campaigner, so there’s no surprise in his performance, but his influence around the contest at times was really good for us.
11 disposals, three marks, one goal
Had an almost game, was getting in some really good positions to impact in slippery conditions. Finished with a pretty nice contested mark and goal in the third quarter. He’ll continue to connect with our guys and continue to learn our game style over the rest of the season and hopefully play AFL again soon.
19 hit outs, two marks, one goal
Vards had a quiet day statistically, but with losing a couple of talls over the last few weeks, he competed long down the line plays and broke even in the ruck.
19 disposals, four marks, two inside 50s
Had some really good moments, still stuff to keep working on with his game.
16 disposals, one tackle, two inside 50s
We played him in a few different roles this week, and we were pleased with how he handled those. Continuing to grow in those areas.
13 disposals, five marks, three tackles
Foley also played a few different, roles, played up in the midfield for a bit and also down back, we thought he competed really well.
10 hit outs, two marks, one goal
Continues to grow as a forward and as a ruck. His competitive instinct and nature is something that we’re really pleased with and feel like that’s something we can continue to work with.
Zane Trew and Luke Edwards
Trew: 15 disposals, three tackles, four kicks; Edwards: 15 disposals, three marks and two tackles
We thought they competed really hard through the midfield against a hardened East Perth midfield, had some really good moments and they both showed that they’re going to be classy players for us in the future.
12 disposals, two marks, three tackles
Was a bit up and down, had a knock to his leg, we finished him forward, but his last month of footy has been really good for us.
Unfortunately Jarrod Cameron sustained a lower leg injury early in the second quarter, and wasn’t able to come back on.