Pearce a steady head for Colts
- Thursday, 26 June 2014
The Colts have had an unpredictable season so far with six wins and six losses narrowly holding fourth spot.
One thing the Colts have been able to rely on however; has been the performances of captain and key defender Brennan Pearce.
Pearce hasn’t missed a game so far in 2014 and is responsible for keeping a cool head in the Subiaco back half.
With an average of 15.5 possessions a game and a huge influence on the rebound Pearce has broken through personal pressure and grown into the leadership role.
“The season started a bit sketchy because I was putting too much pressure on myself to do too much. But I got back to just playing football and doing the right things. The leadership role just started to blend into my game and I feel I play better when I don’t think too much,” said Pearce
The Colts form has been patchy so far in 2014 but Brennan Pearce believes they are getting closer to where they need to be.
“Our form has been pretty inconsistent because we have boys going in and out of the transition program and state 18’s. It always help training as a unit to prepare for games but we haven’t really had that luxury.”
“We just need to get that consistency in our game. Our preparation is great but it’s just an inability to play four quarters at the moment. If we can play like we did in the last half against East Fremantle then were closer to where we need to be.”
The Lions pulled off an important second half comeback against the East Fremantle to halt a four game losing streak in the Colts competition.
The crucial win could be a turning point in the Colts season as they get their State 18’s representatives back on the home run.
Another important clash looms the Colts this week as they face the un-predictable Peel Thunder at Medibank Stadium.