Roos primed to give ri­vals a thump­ing

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THEY say sport is 90% a men­tal game and, if that’s the case, the Monto Roos have got the up­per hand this year.

Manager Matthew Dahtler said the team’s de­ter­mi­na­tion was its great­est as­set and, cou­pled with a high level of fit­ness af­ter a big pre-sea­son, should make them the team to beat this year.

“They usu­ally are fairly determined and they are all fairly fit at the mo­ment,” he said.

“Now we are mov­ing in to fo­cus on de­fence in train­ing.

“We will be re­touch­ing on things we worked on last year like num­ber­ing up and where to be on the field.

A trial game against Miriam Vale ear­lier this year high­lighted the team’s abil­ity to scram­ble as one of their strengths.

“I haven’t looked too much at the other teams yet but Mun­dub­bera are usu­ally a fairly big team so they might be a chal­lenge for us,” Mr Dahtler said.

“We will just be fo­cus­ing on solid de­fence when we come to play them.”

When it came to pick­ing the grand fi­nal op­po­nents Mr Dahtler said he’d “like to think Monto will be there”.

“If Eidsvold play well they are very hard to beat, so they might be our op­po­nents,” he said.

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

ROOS READY: The Monto Roos may have been swooped by the Miriam Vale Mag­pies but they were happy with their start to the sea­son.

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