Simpson: Eagles ‘overwhelmed up’ by Saints

2021-04-10 16:47:00

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has confirmed celebrations for Shannon Hurn taking the Eagles video games report have been placed on ice after a troublesome loss to St Kilda on Saturday.

Simpson was vital of his aspect’s lack of composure because the Eagles blew a 33-point result in lose 15.12 (102) to 13.4 (82) at Marvel Stadium.

“We thought St Kilda’s stress was there all night time,” Simpson stated.

“It elevated within the second half and we couldn’t deal with it.”

The dissatisfied Eagles coach stated his aspect didn’t match the physicality of the Saints when the sport was on the road as West Coast conceded eight straight objectives.

“We obtained overwhelmed up within the midfield and we couldn’t cease momentum with the competition,” he lamented.

“They pressured us into fumbles, poor choices they usually capitalised. We simply couldn’t get momentum again.

“They had been extra determined than we had been clearly.”

The Saints had come into the Eagles conflict on the again of two disappointing losses – an 18-point defeat to Melbourne within the Danny Frawley tribute match and a 75-point drubbing by the hands of Essendon.

Simpson stated the Eagles anticipated a fired-up St Kilda outfit, but it surely was West Coast with the primary three objectives of the match.

VideoWest Coast star Liam Ryan has been pinged for working too far, and it value the Eagles a purpose.

That lead pushed out to 33 factors within the third time period as Jack Petruccelle (4 objectives), Oscar Allen, Jack Darling and Josh Kennedy (two objectives apiece) ran riot.

However the Saints went up a gear the Eagles couldn’t match.

“When the sport was proper at that time the place we might have put the hammer down, perception was nonetheless there with the Saints,” Simpson stated.

“It was there all day. They confirmed large coronary heart.

“Sadly for all of our forwards, within the second half I feel we had 13 inside 50s.

“They’re not fully bereft of being blamed as nicely. I feel our contest within the entrance half, centre ahead, was poor. However inside 50s was so stark.

Eagle Brad Sheppard leaves the field in his 200th match.
Digicam IconEagle Brad Sheppard leaves the sphere in his 2 hundredth match. Credit score: Mike Owen/AFL Photographs

“We’re actually dissatisfied. It was Brad Sheppard’s 2 hundredth sport. We had a pleasant lead that we labored exhausting to get and the third quarter might have been even worse. The momentum was there.

“I believed three quarter time was a fantastic alternative to re-set and get again to enterprise and we simply could not do it.”

Simpson confirmed injured veteran Shannon Hurn would get scans on his calf, as his try and turn into the Eagles all-time video games report holder stays on ice.

“He’s finished slightly calf. A little bit soleus,” Simpson stated.

“We’ll get it scanned. Soleus’ aren’t horrible but it surely most likely guidelines you out for per week or two.”

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