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Round 5 - Match Preview with Taylor Cowper

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 8:07 PM

East Fremantle head into the Round 5 clash against Perth full of confidence. The Sharks are coming off a 3 game winning streak and sit on top of the WAFL league ladder.

League Coach Bill Monaghan said it will be a tough game against the demons on Saturday afternoon. “Perth have been a little up and down and were very good last week. At their very best they are good around the contest and are a side that has a lot of run and some damaging forwards. We need to be good defensively”.

“Perth’s attack on the footy around the ground is good so that is something we need to be aware of. We just need to be ready for the contest and if we work at our best the game will take care of itself. Hopefully a fine day at Lathlain on a nice fast desk. We are looking forward to the challenge”, said Monaghan.

The Sharks look comfortable heading into this game having used 29 players up to round 5. Matthew Jupp and Cam Eardley are back in the side after state duties last weekend and Jonothan Marsh will miss this weekend due to Covid Protocols. “Competition is tough for spots at the moment. We welcome back Juppy and Cam Eardley and it will be good to have our ruck duo back together as well”, said Monaghan. “All sides are experiencing turnover from week to week. We have been pretty lucky only playing 29. We have to take last week for what it was”

Jeremy Goddard is also available after missing last week with a personal commitment. 

There are 2 forced changes from last win against the Eagles. Tom Monaghan (Shoulder) and Enrique Aiken-Featherstone (Head gash) missing

League Bounce down is 2.10pm, Saturday the 21st at Lathian Park. The game will be broadcast live through the AFL App or and Colts game via Streamer