Sustained pressure a key in Bloods' plans

ENCOURAGING WORDS: South Bendigo co-coach Peter Tyack gives some tips.

ENCOURAGING WORDS: South Bendigo co-coach Peter Tyack gives some tips.

A HIGH level of pressure in all four quarters is what South Bendigo’s co-coaches Peter Tyack and Neale Torpey want to see in Saturday's football clash with Kyneton.

The Bloods’ latest hit-out on home turf at the QEO ended in a 25-point loss to Golden Square.

“Our performance against Square was one of our best of the season,” Tyack said on Friday.

“We have played some great patches of football the past month.

“The challenge is to keep the level of play higher for longer.”

Tyack said South goes into this contest with one of its best-balanced teams of the season.

“We have a lot more flexibility for this game,” he said of a line-up that includes Joel Swatton and Nick Howe back from injury.

Howe was recruited from Denilquin, along with key forward Josh Whelan and Charles Trotman.

The Bloods also have an injection of pace through midfield or closer to goal.

“Blake Poyser and Matt Chisari are back from the Pioneers. 

“They are quality young players who just keep working hard.”

Talented youngster Kieran Strachan will play a key role as the marking target across half-forward.

Tyack said the Bloods were expecting a fierece contest from Kyneton.

“They will be fired up after a big loss at Gisborne. We have to be ready for a fierce attack at every contest and do the one per-centers well.”

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