Magpies striving to rebound against Bulldogs at home

AFTER taking what coach Derrick Filo concedes was a “step backwards” last week, Castlemaine will be striving to bounce back at home on Saturday in the BFNL.

MILESTONE: Jarryd Graham will play his 100th game for Castlemaine on Saturday. In his 99 games for the club, Graham has been named in the Magpies' best 62 times.

MILESTONE: Jarryd Graham will play his 100th game for Castlemaine on Saturday. In his 99 games for the club, Graham has been named in the Magpies' best 62 times.

Following a win over Kangaroo Flat and competitive showing against South Bendigo in their previous two games, the Magpies last week copped a 141-point hiding off Strathfieldsaye.

On Saturday they return to their home deck at Camp Reserve to host Gisborne in what’s Jarryd Graham’s 100th game for the club.

“We were really disappointed with last week… the couple of weeks preceding that we had got ourselves back on track,” Filo said on Friday.

“We fell back into some bad habits last week and Strath was able to get hold of us.

“All the boys are really keen to atone this week after a step backwards last Saturday.

“Hopefully, getting back on our home ground can give us a bit of an advantage that we can make the most of.”