Sustained performance vital for ’Cutters

By Riverine Herald

MATHOURA remains on the lookout for their first-four quarter performance of the season despite two wins in a row in the Picola and District Football League.

Last time out against Katunga, the Timbercutters failed to make the host of their first half momentum, holding on for a one-point win.

Coach Darcy Robinson is hoping his players have learnt their lesson ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Blighty, after an intensive game review on Tuesday.

‘‘We’ve made it clear to the boys that our goal is to leave our foot on the accelerator,’’ he said.

‘‘In patches, we’ve shown we can be an extremely good football side.

‘‘But at the same time, we need to close the gap between our best and worst.

‘‘The focus is for our young group to develop every week.’’

For Robinson, Blighty remain very much an unknown having won just one game in 2019.

‘‘Their form has been very hot and cold,’’ he said.

‘‘We’re expecting a competitive contest because they are a completely different team at home.

‘‘They’ll be more focused on us, then we’re paying attention to them.

‘‘I think our structures are good enough to get us the four points.’’

Over on the netball courts, Mathoura will be confident of bouncing back from their 25-goal defeat to the Swans.

Blighty sit at the bottom of the Picola and District ladder and are there for the taking following their 33-goal loss to Katamatite last weekend.