Tigers search for right balance

Kyneton's Luke Edmondson.
Kyneton's Luke Edmondson.


KYNETON coach Mark Adamson is continuing to work at finding the right balance for his new-look side, making another six changes for Saturday's crucial Bendigo Football League game against Kangaroo Flat.

The Tigers' six changes follow a combined nine changes the previous two rounds against Castlemaine and Strathfieldsaye.

"The changes we've been making have been one of the challenges we've got at the moment," Adamson said on Friday.

"There's a few reasons to it - it's about finding the right balance, it's about injury and unavailability and it's about us starting to set some cultural standards within the playing group.

"The number of changes are less than ideal, but it's something we need to keep grappling with at the moment.

"It's a bit of a cliche, but we just hope the guys who come into the side play their role and that couldn't be any truer... we just need guys to come in and contribute.

"But there's no doubt we want to get a consistent side together and blokes playing near each other for a number of games in a row."

Among the outs for Kyneton this week is unavailable midfielder Ryan Carafa, who has been the Tigers' best their past two games.

Saturday's contest at Beck Legal Oval is a vital battle for both the Tigers and Roos.

Kangaroo Flat (4-3) sits in fifth position, while the Tigers (3-4) are one game back in seventh.

"You can't shy away from the fact that it's a really pivotal game for both teams," Adamson said.

"We need to continue to improve each game and it's just about four-quarter footy for us on Saturday and making sure we capitalise on the scoreboard in our really good periods, and in those poor periods we arrest them more quickly."

Saturday's game starts at 2.20pm.


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