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Thunder forecast many changes
Peter Faulks was Peel’s best in last weekend’s loss to West Perth.

Peel Thunder coach Mark Moody has promised changes in personnel for tomorrow’s WA Football League clash with Swan Districts in the wake of last weekend’s insipid display against West Perth.

Thunder’s hopes of a first win at Bendigo Bank Stadium were extinguished on the back of nine unanswered goals in the second term as West Perth kicked away to triumph, 25.9 (159) to 8.11 (59).

The performance drew a scathing assessment from Moody this week, who said the result was among the most disappointing of the season.

Moody blamed a lack of effort from some players and said up to five changes were being considered for tomorrow’s trip to Bassendean.

‘‘We’re going to pick a team that’s going to give us the opportunity to go up there and win,’’ he said.

‘‘There’ll be four or five changes, there’s no question about that.

‘‘There’s the likelihood of a couple of debuts as well.

‘‘It (last weekend) was very, very poor and there was probably a 50 per cent effort from certain individuals.

‘‘There was a lack of effort, we deviated from our game-plan and played as individuals rather than a team.’’

The performance of young defender Peter Faulks was one bright spot on an otherwise bleak afternoon for Peel.

Already highly-regarded by Peel, Faulks further underlined his potential with 30 disposals.

The performance is likely to see the 24-year-old given the job on Swans forward Ash Hansen tomorrow.

Peel ruckman Kyle Westwood was also impressive in his first senior game, winning 15 hit-outs and finishing with 12 disposals.

Thunder’s first win of the season came against Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval in round five.

The result was Peel’s second straight away win over the Swans following their round 17 triumph last season.

However, Swan Districts were commanding 91-point winners when the sides met in Mandurah in June.

Tomorrow’s game gets under way from 2.10pm.

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