Fremantle defender Jordan Clark says the scrutiny surrounding Jye Amiss’ form was unjust, with a stellar track record that speaks for itself. 

The young gun forward who is known for his accuracy, found his feet again after an inaccurate start to the season, kicking 18.15 in the first half of the season. 

Just under a fortnight ago, Amiss kicked four goals and was instrumental up forward in Fremantle’s 92-point dismantling of Melbourne. 

Amiss is just one member of the Fremantle forward line who has come under fire all season for its inaccuracy in front of goals. However, this did not appear to be an issue in Alice Springs, with Fremantle finishing 22.9 (141).

Speaking on SportFM ahead of Saturday’s clash against the Western Bulldogs, Clark defended the young forward, saying his ability was never in doubt. 

“It is good to see Jye Amiss really come back and get back to that goal-kicking accuracy we know he has and we never doubted him,” he said.

“He’s a young kid that missed a couple of shots on goal, which we’ve all done throughout our lives. The scrutiny of him was a bit unjust given how good his record is. 

“The way he bounced back was just first class, so really well done to him and hopefully he keeps kicking like that for the rest of this year.”  

There were plenty of contributors up forward across the board with just over half the playing team hitting the scoreboard with a goal – including Clark who kicked his first for the season. 

In addition, Clark and Luke Ryan, who are both in All-Australian form were unstoppable down back combining for 64 touches and 33 marks. 

There wasn’t much that went wrong for the Dockers, and Clark says they will be looking to replicate that against the Western Bulldogs this week. 

“A lot went right for us that day and we played very well and it’s a win that we felt we probably deserved given the footy we tied together in the months leading up,” he said.

“Obviously in this game, nothing’s owed and nothing stands so much after you’ve done it, so that win certainly doesn’t guarantee us to play well this week. 

“Our focus is fully on trying to replicate that performance and take care of the Doggies this week.” 

IMAGE: Fremantle Dockers