Blighty is aiming for its third win in a row - and its third Warner Tasker Memorial Cup - when it hosts the Deni Rovers tomorrow.June 27, 2014 3:45am
Blighty has struggled with consistency this year, according to Redeyes coach Rob Wren, but a win over the Deni Rovers tomorrow would spell the start of something good.
A win at home would mean Blighty retains the Warner Tasker Memorial Cup and is able to back up its impressive performance from the last two weeks.
‘‘We would obviously like to retain the cup but our main focus will be on trying to get some consistency happening,’’ Wren said.
‘‘No disrespect to Deni but they aren’t having the year they would probably like to have, and our worst games have been against teams outside the top five.’’
The Redeyes will be without key midfielders Ryan Chadderton (knee) and Brett Clarke (unavailable), but will welcome back some tall timber in brothers Drew and Jake Plattfuss.
Wren said Clarke, who played his first game last week, will be available for the rest of the year after tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Deni Rovers coach Luke Moodie conceded taking back the cup hasn’t been at the forefront of his players’ minds, but said tomorrow would be as good a day as any to improve on last week’s heavy loss to Tocumwal.
‘‘We have a lot of new guys that haven’t played for the cup before. It is a great day to be part of, regardless of where the two teams are, and it has a meaningful purpose,’’ Moodie said.
‘‘On Tuesday we spoke as a group about what we want to achieve and no-body wants to be beaten by 30 goals again.
‘‘Our target is to put up a better score on our end or be more defensive and limit the opposition’s score.
‘‘Last week was probably the first time in a month that we let ourselves down and we just want to make a real contest of it from now on.’’
The Roos will be virtually unchanged from last week with backman Ricky Hobbs (unavailable) the only one in doubt.
Teenagers Joey Hay and Liam Zesche missed the Tocumwal game with injury and are likely to miss again, while onballer Sean Moodie is a possible inclusion.
With the Redeyes starting to hit their straps they should record a comfortable win tomorrow.
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