Strong start is the key

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Jace Cormack is one of several Dons players who could cause issues for the Lions on Sunday at VC Mitchell Park.
Camera IconJace Cormack is one of several Dons players who could cause issues for the Lions on Sunday at VC Mitchell Park. Credit: Justin Fris

Ahead of Sunday’s bumper clash at VC Mitchell Park, Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault league coach John Baggetta is keen for his men to start strongly against the reigning premiers.

“Last week we finished the game off strong,” he said.

“We haven‘t had a lot of games so far, but we’ve come out of all them so far and bounced right into the next one pretty well.

“I think just having that run under our belt last week will be a big benefit.”

Although conscious that several Dons players are in good form, the Lions coach believes his side just need to back themselves in.

“We will work out between ourselves who the best match ups are against them and we will back them in to do their job,” he said.

“On even terms, you are not going to keep everyone to zip. There are certain things we can put in place that we want to aim for and I have confidence in the guys to do that.”

Following his side’s impressive 72-point win over South Bunbury, Dons coach Julian Burgess believes his men are hitting an important part of their season.

“We have a couple of big tests coming up in terms of HBL and Eaton,” he said.

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