Warriors looking for win number two

Stawell Westlift Warriors will look to extend Dimboola's losing streak when they meet this weekend in round five of the Wimmera Football League.

Stawell Warriors will be searching for their second win of the season tomorrow against Dimboola.

Stawell Warriors will be searching for their second win of the season tomorrow against Dimboola.

The reigning premiers have had a tough start to the season and are winless to date. However, the Roos are yet to be completely wiped off the park so for Stawell, victory is no certainty.

Stawell has had just the one win over Nhill and will be looking to make it two tomorrow afternoon.

In their match against Warracknabeal last week, Warriors failed to have a huge impact on the scoreboard and that is one aspect of their game coach Brad Cassidy wants to rectify this week.

"We really need to generate more scoring opportunities," Cassidy said.

"Last week we had 14 (scoring opportunities) this week we need to have closer to 20, just to give ourselves a chance."

More scoring opportunities will come in the way of Stawell's ball movement.

In recent games Stawell has failed to move the ball around in its forward 50 and has coughed up the ball without getting a shot at goal.

Sam Williams, who is a likely inclusion, will provide Warriors with some extra run and zip around the ground.

"Sam will more than likely come up," Cassidy said.

"He is very quick and will give us some run."

Another player who will play his first senior game for the year is Mitch Olafsen.

Olafsen will fill the void created by the unavailability of forward Brenton Potter.

"Mitch is certainly in good form," Cassidy said.

"He covers the ground well and gives us a couple of different options. He is very versatile."

Olafsen will start in the forward line, but it is possible he may move around the ground as the game progresses.

During the week at training Warriors spent time working on their skills under pressure as well as speeding up the movement of their forward entries.

"We need to make sure the game is played at a high tempo," Cassidy said.

"I think we have a greater advantage if it is a fast paced game.

"As long as we kick the ball to help our forwards out, there is no reason why we can't play well and win."

The game is scheduled to start at 2.20pm at the Dimboola Recreational Reserve.


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