Vital win for Tigers

July 18, 2017

Flaherty described the poor kicking as like a fever, with the forwards catching the disease from one another, each missing opportunities in front of goal.

The side welcomed back gun pair Nathan Marrone and Steven Stroobants from the Victorian Country representative side, and Nathan McCarty as well as the reliable Dylan Cuttriss from a two-game spell with concussion.

It is still missing Heath Aitken, Sam Brennan and Perry Oliver to injury with youngster Wil Hamilton also unavailable after continuing to impress for the Bendigo Pioneers.

But the Tigers will need all the help they can get when they renew their rivalry with undefeated powerhouse Kyabram this weekend, the most difficult task in the league.

They were no match for the Bombers in round three, losing by 61 points.

And the Bombers are only getting better, with a number of thumping victories in recent weeks before a hard-earned 16-point win against second-placed Shepparton this weekend.

‘‘It’s definitely a big task for us under lights at Kyabram,’’ Flaherty said.

‘‘We just want to find some consistency, start well, if we can get a bit of momentum we might be able to put them under pressure.

‘‘If we can’t do that, they’ll just keep doing what they’ve been doing.’’

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