One game in 28 days won't hinder Kangaroo Flat in BFNL final, says coach Janelle Hobbs

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BIG TASK: Zoe Davies is set to be handed the important task of curbing the influence of Bulldogs goal shooter Gabe Richards. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

BIG TASK: Zoe Davies is set to be handed the important task of curbing the influence of Bulldogs goal shooter Gabe Richards. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

KANGAROO Flat coach Janelle Hobbs is confident playing in only one game in 28 days will not hinder her side's premiership dream.

The Roos enter Saturday's BFNL A-grade final having played only once since their round 18 demolition of Castlemaine.

Skipper Karly Elvey revealed at this week's grand final media conference that she preferred to play week-to-week during the finals.

But Hobbs echoed her captain's thoughts that it was unlikely to pose many problems in this season's premiership decider.

"The girls are all prepared and ready to go - I think we've done everything we can to be prepared," she said.

"That's all you can do."

Hobbs, who led the Roos to their last premiership in 2014, put her squad through an intense session at Bendigo Mazda Oval on Thursday night.

They will be up against a different-look Golden Square, who have been minus their star goal shooter Gabe Richards in both games played against the Roos this season.

The Bulldogs have also been bolstered by the late season return of defender Allira Hammond, who was best-on-court in last season's flag win.

Hobbs divulged Zoe Davies would make the switch from goal defence to goal keeper to line up on Richards and was confident she would adapt well to the arduous task.

"She's very athletic and can jump extremely high - we think she's the right person for the job," she said.

"We have a great defence, I'm confident we can get the job done.

"Gabe hasn't played against them either this season, so that's something new for her too.

"Zoe and Alicia McGlashon are a very strong defensive unit, I'm confident they can get things done."

Alicia McGlashon has been in outstanding form for premiership favourites Kangaroo Flat. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Alicia McGlashon has been in outstanding form for premiership favourites Kangaroo Flat. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

Kangaroo Flat has dominated the season from its opening round win against the Bulldogs, through to its 17 wins, one loss, one draw record and finals win over Sandhurst.

Hobbs said there was no surprise in Golden Square's ascent to the grand final after Sandhurst had occupied top two spot on the ladder all season.

"They're on a roll at the moment and hitting their straps at the right time of the year," she said.

"We'll definitely need to be on our game to beat them.”

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