Fremantle midfielder Andrew Brayshaw says the Dockers perceive the want for velocity and pledged they might not relaxation on their laurels after breaking by for his or her first win of the yr.
The 2022 Leigh Matthews Trophy winner and Doig Medallist stated his facet will continue to up the ante with the ball in hand and look to enhance their ahead half chemistry after a shaky begin to the season.
After being criticised for his or her sluggish ball motion in their losses to St Kilda and North Melbourne, Fremantle notably upped the tempo in their 41-point derby win over West Coast.
While it took till the fourth quarter for the Dockers to see off a wounded Eagles outfit, Brayshaw stated there have been lots of positives round their ball motion and he anticipated extra of the identical in opposition to Adelaide this weekend.
“We talked about that plus one (defender) that West Coast had been going to be attempting to roll round and over the final most likely two weeks, first two rounds, we’ve been struggling to join inside 50,” he stated.
“Lots of our coaching has been round that ball motion inside and altering angles, wanting to go fast and I believe we actually delivered on that on the weekend.”
“It was an thrilling model of footy, the followers actually received up and about and beloved it and we had loads of scoreboard impression, so I believe we’ll be attempting to do one thing comparable.”
Fremantle’s rating of 16.12.108 got here from 63 inside-50s on the weekend – a marked enchancment from the 7.10.52 they kicked from 65 inside-50s in opposition to the Saints in spherical one.
Michael Walters kicked 4 whereas Sam Switkowski and Michael Frederick snared two every in opposition to the Eagles.
Brayshaw stated he felt they generated higher scoring appears to be like for the small forwards.
“Something we’ve been engaged on has been that reference to our forwards and we all know that West Coast like to roll a plus one round and we knew we’d get alternatives wanting low.
“We linked very well with significantly our small forwards and main up at the leg and likewise received actually good contest from our talls as properly.”
Prized recruit Luke Jackson made the most of his probabilities, with Brayshaw backing his new teammate to make an impression in the ahead line.
“I believe his finest place is ahead,” he stated.
“He’s additionally received that potential to find a way to assist Sean (Darcy) out in the ruck, and likewise find a way to assist us out in the midfield, so we’re very fortunate that we’ve received somebody who can play these completely different roles, however I see him as as a key ahead for us.”
Brayshaw admitted there was nonetheless lots of room to enhance, however stated there have been indicators from the derby win which might maintain them in good stead.
“Already we’ve taken some small steps ahead, however there’s lots to go and we would like to have our greatest footy to be based mostly round the contest and workforce defence after which let our ball motion move on from that.”
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