AFTER a much-hyped return to the Bendigo Football League last week, Kyneton coach Mark Adamson has welcomed his side settling back into the weekly routine of competition.
Following last week's 26-point defeat to Eaglehawk at home, the Tigers journey to the Queen Elizabeth Oval on Sunday for their round two clash against Sandhurst.
"I reckon it's a massive plus just getting back into it this week the same as any other club," Adamson said on Friday.
"As much as it was important we promoted the club last week and it turned out to be a fairly competitive performance, a lot of that hype has gone away now and for us as a coaching staff and the players, it's all about working on the detail of what we need to do to improve and win footy games."
Not only will the Tigers be chasing their first win back in the competition against Sandhurst, there's also a chance to end a club hoodoo, with Kyneton not having won a senior game at the QEO since 1999.
The Tigers will be without forward Nathan Thompson, who kicked three goals last week, but is unavailable.
"We'll structure our forwards differently, and purely because Thommos's not there we will be smaller," Adamson said.
"With the space at the QEO, we want to make sure we'll have some leg speed in our forward line, and without Thommo as that bigger target, we'll function a bit differently."