Tigers eye first win of the BFNL season

AS pleased as Mark Adamson is with the improvement in his Kyneton side in the first three weeks of the season, he knows there’s no substitute for winning.

On the back of a strong effort against Gisborne last week,  the new-look Tigers go into Saturday’s battle of the winless clubs against South Bendigo as favourite.

Adamson said a win would be just the tonic his club needs.

“It’s very important for us to get a win this week and I’m sure South Bendigo feels the same way,’’ Adamson said.

“We still have local players at the club who have either returned to the club this year or come up from the under-18s and reserves.

“They’ve been through an unsuccessful culture at the club and it’s important for them that we start to turn that around and we provide better experiences for them.”

The Tigers have been strengthened by the return of Mick Rainey, who will play his first game of the season.

“He’s a terrific leader on and off the field and a quality player,’’ Adamson said. “We know he’s going to be underdone, but I’m sure he’ll have an influence on the game.”

On the flipside, South Bendigo has lost Ryley Barrack to the Pioneers and Justin Bice, Nick Howe and Ben Jones are all injured.

The Bloods will be desperate to bounce back strongly from last week’s thrashing at the hands of Eaglehawk.

The BFNL round concludes on Sunday when top team Sandhurst hosts Maryborough at the QEO.

Maryborough has been more competitive than most football followers thought, but the Magpies facing a dauting task against a Sandhurst side which thumped Strathfieldsaye by 13 goals last week.

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