All games must-win for Rovers from out­side fi­nals four

Geraldton Guardian - - Football - Justin Fris

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.

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