Mayne’s goal is a win
Chris Mayne says he’s enjoying playing his role for the team, whether that includes kicking goals or not.
The 23-year-old has made a solid start to the season up forward, booting an accurate 10 goals straight.
But he said the only statistic that mattered to him was the win.
“It’s never been about kicking goals for me,” Mayne said.
“That’s part of my role but it’s about doing what I can for the team.
“It doesn’t matter who kicks the goals as long as we’re kicking the goals.
“I’m fortunate enough to get on the end of some from the acts of my teammates in defence and midfield, but if we win and I don’t kick any, it doesn’t bother me.”
Mayne kicked three important goals in Saturday’s nail-biting seven-point victory over the winless Gold Coast.
He insisted Freo did not underestimate the young Suns, a team he said was on the up.
“They’ve got such great talent and they really showed it on the night,” Mayne said.
“They’re going to be challenging a lot of sides.
“For us to come away with the four points after a shaky start is good.”
Mayne said Freo were still looking for the consistent four-quarter effort across the board that coach Ross Lyon has demanded of the team.
“We want everyone buying in and giving great effort,” he said.
“Everything that we expect of each other is the thing that we need to keep working on.
“That’s important for this week’s game against Port Adelaide. Pushing to have a four-quarter effort is what we’ll be looking for.”