Season of big games to hold Roos in good stead

Kangaroo Flat's Ross Turner.

Kangaroo Flat's Ross Turner.

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KANGAROO Flat coach Jason Stevens is confident a season of bigger games than what his club has been accustomed to in recent years will hold the Roos in good stead as they strive to hang onto their position in the Bendigo Football League top five.

With two home and away rounds remaining, the Roos are within touching distance of what would be just their second finals berth since 2001.

The Roos are a game clear of sixth-placed Eaglehawk ahead of a trip to the Kyneton Showgrounds on Saturday to take on the Tigers.

"We've had some really big games all year... Good Friday against Golden Square, Anzac Day against Eaglehawk, our 150th game against South Bendigo, another big game against Eaglehawk in the context of the season a few weeks ago," Stevens said.

"So I think the boys are really prepared for these last couple of weeks and trying to hang on to that position in the top five."

The Roos' improvement as the year has worn on has been shown the past month against leading flag contenders Sandhurst and Strathfieldsaye when they trimmed 107 point losses in the first half of the season against both sides to 23 against the Dragons in round 16 and 32 last week against the Storm.

"We think our form is stacking up fairly well in the second half of the season and we have certainly been playing to our structure much better in this past month," Stevens said.

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