THEY say a week is a long time in football.
Well, two weeks looks an eternity.
Yarrawonga was thrashed by Albury in the final round but gets the chance to redeem itself just 14 days later in this afternoon’s second semi-final.
It’s winner takes all at Bunton Park, with the victor to claim the first spot in this year’s Ovens and Murray grand final.
Pigeons’ utility Jarrod Thompson said this week the club was desperate to make amends for its disappointing final-round fade-out.
“We were pretty flat that day,” Thompson said.
“We addressed a few things after that game and with finals here now, training had really ramped up.”
Yarrawonga bounced back with a vengeance, thrashing Lavington by 64 points in last week’s qualifying final.
It’s back to square one today.
“We wanted to put in a good performance against Lavington last week and we did,” Thompson said.
“Our indicators in things like tackles were down against Albury last time and it’s pretty well proven if those are down, you’re going to lose nine out of 10 times.
“Hopefully we can get those numbers up again.”