Breakthrough win spurs Woodside

WOODSIDE coach Luke Anedda has confidence in his young side’s ability to succeed after the Wildcats broke through for their first win of the season with an eight-goal final quarter.

“Not a lot changed for us on the weekend to be honest,” Anedda said.

“We were down and out at half-time, and (then) managed to just play together as a team.”

With most of the players “under 20” years of age, Anedda believed it was the side’s fitness that got them over the line.

“I think our young legs helped; we’re pretty fit and Boisdale just seemed to stop and we continued on with it,” he said. However, with youth comes a lack of size, according to Anedda.

“Size is our biggest problem at the moment and we are lacking a couple of key positions. On the weekend we did have a few older heads back in the team too, which helped,” he said. Anedda also praised the efforts of players including Ryan Foat and Daniel Missen, for their use of social networking site Facebook and text messaging to encourage their teammates during the week.

“The hard part is when it gets to this time of year… when you’re getting beaten week in week out it’s very hard to keep them on the training track,” Anedda said.

“But Ryan and Daniel are texting people during the week and have set up a Facebook page and all our team members are in it, and they write things about training, and after the games they’ll post.

“It’s great because everyone knows what’s going on.”