Roos learn lesson the hard way

BACK IN THE HOT SEAT: Kangaroo Flat coach Jason Stevens.

BACK IN THE HOT SEAT: Kangaroo Flat coach Jason Stevens.

KANGAROO Flat will be determined to learn from the lessons of last week when it hosts Castlemaine at Beck Legal Oval in the Bendigo Football League on Saturday.

The Roos squandered the chance to move a game clear inside the top five when beaten by 25 points by Maryborough last week and instead, find themselves in sixth position ahead of what’s expected to be another game in wet conditions.

“We learned last week with the wet-weather footy that Maryborough was more committed at the contest than we were, so we need to make sure we rectify that from the first bounce on Saturday,” Kangaroo Flat coach Jason Stevens said.

“It’s going to be wet again, so a real focus of ours will be making sure we’re in at the contest first and coming out with the footy.”

Stevens returns to the coaching hot seat this week after missing last Saturday’s game with an ear-related illness that affected his balance.

The Roos have added more firepower to their side with the return of Braydan Knox for his first game back from an ankle injury.

While the Roos were beaten last week, so too was Castlemaine when it copped its fifth loss of the season by more than 100 points when belted by Gisborne.

“No doubt Castlemaine will see this as a winning opportunity after our result last week, so we have to make sure we’re up for the challenge,” Stevens said

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