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Thrifty Match Day vs West Perth

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 3:51 PM
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Thrifty Match Day at East Fremantle Oval is shaping up to be a good one, with a Sharks side determined to get a win as Andrew Stephen lines up for his 150th league game.

The in-form Falcons will be a tough challenge for the Sharks, but coach Rob Wiley said not to write the boys off just yet.

“The last few weeks have showed some really positive signs and the boys proved in the Derby they can match it with some of the stronger teams in the comp,” Wiley said.

“But that was for three quarters so now we need to sustain a full game effort.”  

When these two teams met in 2016, The Sharks won by 50 points in Round 4 at East Fremantle Oval before West Perth prevailed by 70 points in Round 15 at HBF Arena.

Being such a massive milestone for Stevo, Wiley believes it will be the extra motivation the Sharks have been lacking.

“To be able to repay players that have given so much for the Club is really important, so I know the boys will go out there and give it their all.”

“Apart from missing the captain, our side is almost back at full strength with the return of Liam Anthony.”

Into the 25 this week comes Peter Delaney, James Harrold, Alex Montauban and Andrew Stokes.

Tommy Bennett is set to line up for his second league game after a strong debut against the Bulldogs.

The Sharks will have a close eye on Rudy Riddoch after he booted six goals for the Falcons last week.

The Development League are also out for a win after a disappointing 10-point loss to South Fremantle.

 The boys will need to make the most of every scoring opportunity tomorrow, following their inaccuracy in the Derby.

Our colts on the other hand are looking to maintain their form, having lost just the one game so far this season.

With West Perth just outside the top 5, the boy will need to work hard for the win. 

Broadcast – 91.3 SportFM