game plan set

Justin FrisBusselton Dunsborough Times
Erin Culnane.
Camera IconErin Culnane. Credit: South Western Times, Mitchell Woodcock

Ahead of Saturday night’s home WANL clash against the West Coast Warriors, ECU Souwest Jets coach Erin Culnane joked that she wished regional COVID-19 borders could be reinstated, in a bid to avoid facing scintillating goal shooter Donnell Wallam.

Instead, Culnane has prepared some realistic measures in a bid to slow Wallam’s roll.

“I was watching some of their games,” Culnane said. “And if you do not shut them down in the mid-court, they can make you pay, as they actually feed the ball from in there.

“They come out with a turnover from their defensive end, get it near the transverse line somewhere and they just chuck it in.

“The trick is to be body on body, getting hands over, challenge everything and try to keep them off balance.

“I can still speak to Mark McGowan about trying to shutting the regional borders again, but I do not think it is going to happen.”

The year is starting to take a toll on the Jets’ squad, however, Culnane is keen to make the best of things. “We will knuckle down at training this week — making sure that we treasure possession and make better decisions,” she said.

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