All games must-win for Rovers from outside finals four
Rovers find themselves in a mustwin situation tomorrow, when they will host Brigades at Greenough Oval.
Precariously placed two games out of the top four, Dave Fiorenza’s men virtually need to win all of their remaining matches.
Trailing by 54 points against Chapman Valley last week heading into the final term, Fiorenza challenged his players to step up.
Rovers players duly responded, piling on 8.6 to 1.1, only falling 11 points short of a remarkable comeback.
Brigades have been in good form of late, despite last weekend’s sixpoint loss to fellow premiership contender Railways.
The dynamic forward duo of Dale Williamson and Justin Monaco are certain to make an impact, with Fiorenza keen for his players to play four complete quarters of footy.
“We’ve put ourselves into a bit of a predicament, where we basically need to win every game now until the end of the season,” he said.
“It’s a challenge for the playing group, but if they are good enough they can do it. It’s all about setting up plans and executing these plans by playing team footy.”
Brigades captain Leith Teakle said the players had a big week on the track and were keen to win.
Teakle said the squad was aware of its recent slow starts to games — something which they were determined to overturn on Saturday.
“If Rovers get a good start, they can be really difficult to take care of,” he said. “The boys were disappointed that we didn’t start well last week.”
Bouncedown is at 2pm.