He’s a player custom-built for Stuart Dew’s game-plan, and fresh off a podium finish in the 2019 Club Champion, Darcy Macpherson isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon.
The 22-year-old backed up his solid performance in the first Marsh Community Series match with 31 disposals, five tackles and a goal in the win over Adelaide on Friday afternoon.
He finished with a game-high 16 contested possessions, a testament to his willingness to attack a contest and harass the opposition.
Speaking to SUNS Media post-match, Macpherson said that high-pressure game style has allowed himself and the rest of the team to flourish.
“There were a lot of positives, it was a great effort by the boys,” Macpherson said.
“We started off the game well with our pressure and perceived pressure.
“That’s what we pride ourselves on in the forward line.
“We want to be the best forward pressure team in the comp so our ability to keep that intensity for four quarters is going to get us to where we want to go.”
The SUNS managed to hold off the Crows for the majority of the match, with the close scoreline also allowing the team to simulate a “two-minute drill” in the final quarter when the game was in the balance.
“We’re just really proud of the efforts and the way we stuck at the process,” Macpherson said.
“In the last quarter we implemented a few things from the pre-season.
“We were able to showcase to each other as teammates that we can do it and ice the game.
“I thought it was a really good effort.”