Rest and recovery crucial for Strathfieldsaye

Strathfieldsaye's Tom Bartholomew.
Strathfieldsaye's Tom Bartholomew.

STRATHFIELDSAYE has stepped up its recovery this week ahead of Saturday's Bendigo Football League clash with Golden Square.

The Storm have a short turnaround for the round 10 battle at MyJet Oval having played on Monday against South Bendigo.

"We had a really good recovery in the rooms after the game on Monday and another recovery session last night," Storm coach Darryl Wilson said on Wednesday.

"We'll have a really light session tomorrow night to get ourselves ready. It's obviously not ideal, but we've been mindful of it for a little while."

Of the four teams that played on the Queen's Birthday Monday, which were also the Bloods, Kangaroo Flat and Gisborne, the Storm are the only side backing up this Saturday in the first week of the BFL's split round.

The Storm belted the Bloods by 99 points in what was the first game this season where their star forward quartet in Stephen Milne, Sam Mildren, Lachlan Sharp and Tom Bartholomew played together, with the four kicking 16 of Strathfieldsaye's 23 goals between them.

Monday's win was the sixth in a row for the Storm, who now face a Golden Square side that is continuing to build towards its best form of the season.

The Bulldogs have won three of their past four games, with their only blemish during that period a nine-point loss to undefeated ladder-leader Sandhurst.

In this Saturday's only other game, Eaglehawk is at home to Kyneton at Canterbury Park.

It's a crucial clash for both sides, with the Hawks and Tigers each 4-5 and a game outside the top five.


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