Tatyoon searches for consistency on field | Mininera and District Football League

BIG LOSS: Tatyoon's Adrian Pilgrim in action against Hawkesdale-Macarthur in round eight but will miss round nine. Picture: Peter Pickering
BIG LOSS: Tatyoon's Adrian Pilgrim in action against Hawkesdale-Macarthur in round eight but will miss round nine. Picture: Peter Pickering

Tatyoon will face Penshurst in a bid to remain in the top five in the round nine match on Saturday.

The Hawks have an up and down start to the season and will be hoping to start stringing some wins together, starting with the Bombers.

Tatyoon coach Adrian Pilgrim said the Bombers will provide a tough test for the reigning premiers.

“They are up and down as well, but we know they are a young side and we really rate them as a danger game and team, because on their day they are fantastic and really take the game on,” he said.

“The challenge is to get our guys to respond, we need our leaders to step up and have influence on games as well.”

The team has struggled to get the same team on the park for consecutive weeks.

Pilgrim said the constant changes to the team was having an effect on the team and the results so far this season.

“Consistency has been our biggest struggle so far, just getting our regular side out on the park each week and we tend to have four or five changes each week,” he said.

“We have been able to keep ourselves in games but are letting ourselves down with one bad quarter here or there as well and that is probably the biggest disappointment, our inability to play four quarters of footy.”

The revolving door will continue for at least another week with at least two changes to the team for the clash.

“This week we have some numbers coming back in with Tim McDougall and Jake Williamson back into the team this week,” Pilgrim said.

“But I have injured my calf and Jarrod Blandford is another who will miss the match.

“These constant changes to the team mean we have not been able to get any systems or structures into play which makes it a lot harder.”

Pilgrim said the late start to preseason would mean a slow start to the season but is not happy with where the team sits at the current point of the season.

“I would have liked to be a bit ahead of where we are now but have been hampered by injury and unavailability in the first half of the season,” he said.

The first bounce is at 2.15pm at Penshurst.