Adelaide test ends in stalemate
West Coast’s victory was their first in six matches, and would have given the Eagles their fifth win on home ground since round 13 last year.
They trailed by 18 points with just 12 minutes to play, but kicked one goal each to give them a comfortable edge and avoid going into stoppages.
But their momentum started to swing around after the sire용인안마n after a play-off last weekend.
West Coast coach Adam Simpson:
“If we hadn’t had a great start with the first-quarter goals then we may have picked up some momentum and lost momentum when it started to slow down but we’ve kept the pressure on as we’re still in there trying to come down the stretch and build on that win.
“We knew we needed a (quarter) goal. They’ve kicked that goal from the first quarter and are putting pressure on us and that gives you an advantage and gives you an advantage going forward.
“We got that first goal to win the game for our own purposes and we’ll keep moving the포커 ball forward and pushing forward in the next couple of games.”
Adelaide’s John Worsfold:
“It wasn’t as good of an outcome on the scoreboard last week in Fremantle (the Eagles lost 30-point home loss at home to Greater Western Sydney on Saturday night), but it certainly wasn’t as bad as we expected.”
Adelaide had to score at the SCG in Perth last weekend and a 3-3 draw was its best of the season.
“If I could talk about one thing, it would have to be to get back and have a bit of consistency from our defensive line. I thought we did a pretty good job at that and we’ve got to continue to work on that in the future and really improve in that area to be the force we can be, because we’ve got the best three of our group in the room in Brad Ebert.
“They’re a tough team and they’ll put a lot of pressure on you, especially in a high performance match where they don’t get the first-quarter opportunities. They’ll always get first-quarter opportunities and have a tough time going forward.”
Wyndham leads VFL best and fairest
The top four VFL teams in goals per game for 2017: West Coast (1.31), Collingwood (1.29), Gold Coast (1.25)