04 Jun Winchelsea coach eyes challenging fixture
Winchelsea A-Grade coach Kendall Carracher admits she will be utilising her side’s star seven players for the remainder of the Blues’ season deciding month.
An accurate opening term from the second year playing coach would help inspire her side to a 49 to 34 victory over Bell Post Hill on Saturday.
However the finals contender must continue its form against the competition’s biggest improver East Geelong this weekend in order to rectify its 0-4 start.
“I think we came out and had a really good first quarter but then we fell away after that so on court there’s still a bit we’re not happy with,” Carracher admitted.
“Our attack was still quite crowded; I came off in the third and went back on in the final term just to see what was going on so we’re going to work on our timing this Thursday night.”
“We have a couple of tough games coming up against East Geelong, Inverleigh and Corio so we’ll be limiting the rotations.”
While goal shooter Eliza Cole and regular Webb medal poller Meg Royal have continued to feature in the side’s best, Carracher has also welcomed the return of a former league great.
“I would very surprised if Casey Carroll wasn’t in contention for another Webb medal,” she said.
“Her sisters play in B-Grade and D-Grade and it’s been special to have her down because I didn’t get a chance to play with her in Torquay (I was pregnant with my Nath at the time).”
“But she has an unbelievable work ethic and while she’s able to play a systematic game she also plays that crafty touching game (with her passing and vision) which is just next level.”
“When she gets on court she still is the standout so rather than getting her to step down we now need our girls to step up to her level.”
Winchelsea will travel to East Geelong before taking on Inverleigh and Corio (away).
By Alex Tigani
GDFL Media (04/06/2018)