Spurr’s second game one to remember
Fremantle recruit Lee Spurr says his first home game was a memorable one for a number of reasons, the first being the important four points gained from the 40-point victory over Port Adelaide.
Spurr who came on as a substitute in his AFL debut against Gold Coast last week, said he relished the opportunity to play the entire game on Sunday.
“There was definitely a little less nerves today,” he said.
“We really took ownership of our team and it was a good feeling.”
The 24-year-old, who had faced many of the Power players during his stint in the SANFL, showcased his versatility by playing a variety of roles on Sunday.
“I played mainly on the wing and then pushed down back,” he said.
“I got involved in some spread and also had a bit of time up forward as a defensive forward, putting the pressure on at the stoppages.”
Spurr said it was also great to play in front of the Freo fans for the first time.
“I couldn’t believe how loud it was, the roar,” he said.
“And after the game, coming up the race, it was unbelievable. I couldn’t compare it to anything before.”
Spurr’s second AFL game was capped off by captain Matthew Pavlich kicking his 500th career goal.
‘When he kicked the goal, the roar went up and it was as loud as when we won,” Spurr said.
“It was really special, so I was glad to be part of that.”
The focus for Spurr now turned to recovery and preparation in the hope of being selected to travel to Tasmania in round 8.
“I’ll just train hard during the week, keep improving, keep working on the little things and, hopefully, get on the plane to Tassie to face Hawthorn.”