Injured Lions to be given time

SEVERAL Great Western players will be given to the last minute to prove their fitness ahead of tomorrow's clash against SMW Rovers in the Mininera and District Football League.

Great Western suddenly has injury concerns.

Great Western suddenly has injury concerns.

Injured players include captain Brett Dowie, half back Nathan Ringin, onballer Danny Grellet and Mark Bradshaw, who all suffered various injury setbacks in the loss to Hawkesdale last weekend.

Bobby Garley and Leigh Preston, who have both had extended spells on the sideline, may also put their hand up for selection.

After a tough game last week both physically and mentally, the Lions group will be out to prove that they are capable of playing four good quarters of football.

Recently the club has had just one quarter where they have failed to sustain a high quality standard of football and it has ultimately been their undoing.

The Lions did play three quarters of decent contested wet weather football, but to allow a side to kick 10 goals in any quarter of football makes things extremely difficult.

Despite losing the second quarter, Lions continued to attack the football and win the contest, so it will be important for their coaches to find the areas where it went wrong and rectify them tomorrow.

Great Western have struggled with their forward line all season and with rain again predicted, if they don't take advantage of their opportunties it could be another tough day.

SMW Rovers have not been a strong performing team in the Mininera and District Football League this season, but are coming off an impressive win over Tatyoon last week.

Lions will give themselves a good chance going into the match in hope that they can improve on their season total of two wins.

While confident that their best football is still to come, a win tomorrow would be the perfect start.

Both players and coaches are still positive despite being no chance to play finals and will certainly not throw the towel in on this season.


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