'No weak links': Vidovich praises team effort in Pinjarra's win over Baldivis

Two-time premiership coach Troy Vidovich has heaped praise on his entire 22 in the wake of Pinjarra's 34-point win over an inaccurate Baldivis outfit on Saturday afternoon.

The young, the old, the new and the experienced all contributed as the Tigers kicked away after quarter time to register a 13.9 (87) to 6.17 (53) win over the Brumbies, their second straight to open a premiership defence.

Former West Coast Eagle Jamie McNamara made a resounding debut for the reigning champs booting three goals, while Nicholas Merritt earned best afield honours alongside Brock O'Brien, Mackenzie O'Brien and Braddon Kazakoff.

Baldivis' wayward kicking saw them off to a poor start as they booted one goal, seven behinds in the opening term allowing Pinjarra to take a six-point lead into the first break.

Ryan Budd nailed two goals in the win for the Tigers. Photo: Justin Rake.

Ryan Budd nailed two goals in the win for the Tigers. Photo: Justin Rake.

But opportunities dried up for the visitors in the second term, as Brett Milward booted two of his three goals in the period while McNamara and young gun Nixon Purser also hit the scoreboard.

By half time Pinjarra held a 26-point lead over the Brumbies, but solid showings from Hayden Lynn and James Russell teamed with a three-goal performance from Blaine Johnson helped Baldivis level the contest in the third.

The guests kept their hosts to just two goals coming out of half time, but were only able to match it with two of their own as the Tigers took a 22-point lead into the final break.

From there Pinjarra was able to hold on, with Ryan Budd booting two in the final term to help lock down the victory.

Vidovich was rapt with his side's effort, citing a "complete team effort" as the catalyst for the win.

"I thought we played some of the most outstanding footy I've seen in my time here," he said.

"There were no weak links, our defensive pressure was first class and the boys just did all the little things that you ask for from your playing group."

The coach also had praise for McNamara's debut game, saying the former Eagle "slotted in nicely".

"I thought he was fantastic. Jamie really fit in with our brand of footy and the game we're trying to play," he said.

"To be able to play our young guys next to players like him, it helps our development and it's really good for the club."

The Tigers will now head into the bye week with an undefeated record and a clash against Waroona awaiting them, while Baldivis will return to the field on Anzac Day for their traditional game against Halls Head.