Jye Amiss kicks the ball during Fremantle's clash against Brisbane in round one, 2024. Picture: AFL Photos

WALYALUP coach Justin Longmuir is urging Jye Amiss to stick to his tried and trusted goalkicking routine, believing last week's wonky radar was just an anomaly.

Amiss kicked 2.5 in last Saturday's 17-point win over Euro-Yroke, bringing his season tally to 14.14.

It's in stark contrast to last year, when he kicked 41.17.

Even before his AFL career kicked off, Amiss was given the nickname 'Nev' Amiss – a play on the words 'Never Miss' – due to his extreme accuracy.

All eyes will be on Amiss' goalkicking in the round 11 clash with Collingwood at Optus Stadium, and Longmuir is backing his key forward to thrive.

"He's got great confidence in his routine, in his ability to kick goals," Longmuir said on Thursday.


"The last thing you want to do is after one poor week – last week in front of goals – you don't want to throw everything out the window and start fresh.

"That's the reason why you have a routine. That's the reason why you do all the practice, so you can lean on it in those moments when you're under pressure.

"He just needs to get back to his routine, his action, and it will return just as quickly as it turned back the other way."

The Dockers' goalkicking as a team will also be under the microscope after they followed up their 4.15 against Sydney with 9.18 against the Saints.


Longmuir says two weeks of data isn't enough to label it a worrying trend, and he's hopeful the extra goalkicking at practice will help solve the issue.

Amiss has struggled all year under increased physical attention from opposition players.

It even led Walyalup to contact the AFL umpires' department several times to voice their concerns.

Amiss was able to turn the tables last week against Euro-Yroke, earning seven shots on goal in arguably his busiest game of the season.

"That was his best game of the year by a fair way," Longmuir said.

Jye Amiss in action during the R10 match between Euro-Yroke (St Kilda) and Walyalup (Fremantle) at Marvel Stadium on May 18, 2024. Picture: Getty Images/AFL Photos

"The opposition have been instigating a lot of physicality towards him.

"There's opportunities in the game where he can start that physicality. So he worked on that during the week last week.

"He got his opponent off balance a bit more on the weekend, and was able to halve a lot of contests. It was a good stepping stone."

The Dockers will welcome back ruckman Sean Darcy (calf), while last week's sub Tom Emmett will replace Michael Frederick (concussion).

Sean Darcy and Jack Williams compete in the ruck during Fremantle's clash against West Coast in round six, 2024. Picture: AFL Photos

Key forward Patrick Voss has been dropped to make way for Darcy's return, which will give Luke Jackson more time in attack.

The Magpies will be without Jordan De Goey, who is nursing an abdominal injury, while Lachie Schultz returns to Perth for the first time since he walked out on Walyalup at the end of 2023.

Dockers players went overboard with the treatment they dished out to former teammate Rory Lobb last year, but Longmuir doesn't expect Schultz to get any special treatment.

"You're assuming I told the players to go after 'Lobby'. Well, that didn't happen," Longmuir said.

Lachie Schultz in action during Collingwood's clash against Carlton in round eight, 2024. Picture: AFL Photos

"It was just something that came about organically out in the field. And 'Lobby' played a part in that as well.

"To be honest, he (Schultz) will get treated like any other Collingwood player."

After starting their season 0-3, the fifth-placed Pies have got their premiership defence back on track by snaring six wins and a draw since.

Walyalup sits ninth with a 6-4 record.