Roos ready for BFNL test

Simone Butler

Simone Butler

KANGAROO Flat head coach Janelle Hobbs said the last three weeks of the Bendigo Football Netball League season will test her side.

The ladder-leaders will face Strathfieldsaye this weekend before facing Gisborne and an impressive Kyneton team.

Hobbs said despite losing mid-court player Lauren Cowling earlier this season after she underwent a knee reconstruction, the team was travelling well.

"We are going well at the moment, we understand it is going to be a hard few weeks before finals, but we are hoping to finish on top of the ladder," she said.

"We have bought Karly Bingham, Nina Cass and Simone Butler back into the A-grade in the second half of the season.

"They have all settled and playing well."

Hobbs said the Roos' first step was to defeat Strathfieldsaye, a team who almost caused an upset against Kyneton last weekend.

"It will be a tough game, they have some talented girls," she said.

"The last time we played them they stuck with us until about half time, so we know it won't be an easy game."

The game will be played on Saturday at 3.20pm.

Reigning premiers Gisborne are keen to score a win over Sandhurst, after the Dragons shocked the Dogs earlier this year.

Gisborne coach Kerryn Jorgenson said the team was in a good place at the moment, despite star player Tiana Newman suffering an ankle injury.

"Hopefully we get her back soon, I am not sure on the time frame of when she will be available to play," she said.

"She is our strong link in the middle of the court, so other players have had to step up which has been good to see."

Gisborne will host Sandhurst on Saturday at 3.20pm.

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