Port to at­tack cor­ri­dor

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - KOSER

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.

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