Port to attack corridor
RKRICHARDRK CROCS coach Andy Viola says the Port Douglas AFL team won’t be taking anything for granted this Saturday, despite matching up against the winless Lions.
“I don’t think we’re in a position to take anything for granted,” he said ahead of the home ground clash.
“We’ve got a few blokes unavailable, and we won’t be anywhere near fullstrength.
“We just need to keep putting our best foot forward and improve every week.”
Viola said the Crocs’ game plan for the weekend would be “pretty basic stuff”.
“We’ve got a couple of great targets in Sammy Boxall and Tim Hanly,” he said.
“We’ll attack through the corridor and try to hit those targets.
“If they can’t take the mark, I think we’ve definitely got the ground-level players to mop up.”
Viola said he was thrilled with the performance of the on-ball brigade recruited during the off-season from Darwin.
“All the indigenous recruits have been sensational,” he said.
“They’re all exciting players.
“Their skills are amazing and they’ve got such an incredible turn of speed.
“They’re starting to get to know the players, but we’ve got to learn to play with these guys.
“At the moment they’re running rings around everyone.”
Despite being a bit short on tall targets up forward, Viola said the team was beginning to adapt to a swifter style of play.
However, he said the team was still not complete, with three key position players to come into the team over the next two months.
The game kicks off on Saturday at the Port Douglas Sports Complex at 3pm.