We kept the faith: Broughton
Half back flanker Greg Broughton said he always maintained the faith Fremantle could win on Saturday night despite falling in a fourth-quarter hole against the Brisbane Lions.
When Daniel Rich banged home a classy left-footed goal at the 14-minute mark, the Lions led by 17 and were full of momentum on their home ground.
But Broughton, who was one of Fremantle’s best four quarter performers, said he always thought his side was a chance.
“At one point we were three goals down and I thought it was tough but I knew if we got some clearances and had some set shots we’d have a chance,” he said.
“We believe in ourselves.
“They played well tonight Brisbane, we were lucky to get the win. We have to work on our processes, we’ll look at the tape on Monday and see what we have to improve on.
“It’s good to come over here and get a win first up, we just have to look at the review and then move on to Geelong. Get our bodies right and recover.”
Broughton said he had total confidence in Michael Walters before he slotted the winning goal inside the final three minutes, saying he was “one of the better shots on goal” at the club.
In just his third season Broughton was a model of consistency throughout the night, grabbing 27 possessions, including nine in the pivotal third term.
He said despite the first-up win, Fremantle had plenty to work on before playing Geelong at home on Saturday afternoon.
“They’ll be very tough. We’ll see what the coaches say and get our processes right and be ready for them.
“I’d say (we have to) get our hands on the ball first so we can get it forward.
“There’s also a few boys in the WAFL playing good footy and a few boys coming back from injury who are going to push for selection.”