Bulldogs prepare for a bigger challenge

Tarrawingee coach Kyle Raven.
Tarrawingee coach Kyle Raven.

TARRAWINGEE coach Kyle Raven has warned his players to expect a huge lift in intensity when they take on fellow undefeated team Glenrowan in the Ovens and King league at Tarrawingee on Sunday.

After waltzing to 158 and 75-point wins over North Wangaratta and Bonnie Doon, Raven said the Kelly Tigers would be a totally different proposition.

“Glenrowan has been very impressive,” he said.

“It will be a massive challenge, but I think our side is looking forward to trying to step up.

“You like to be tested.

“Glenrowan is big-bodied and a good running side and appear to have most bases covered.”

Raven said Tarrawingee had been tested by Bonnie Doon during the second quarter and responded by kicking 15 goals to four after half-time.

One of the biggest obstacles facing the Bulldogs is Raven’s former Wangaratta Rovers teammate Karl Norman.

“From all reports he’s been doing well,” Raven said.

“They seem to be using him as an onballer who goes forward.

“He’s a great player and one of a number we are going to have to overcome.”

Meanwhile, Greta has flagged the idea of having former Hawthorn premiership player Campbell Brown back at the club for at least two more regular season matches in order to qualify him for finals.

Brown starred with 10 goals against King Valley last Sunday, with his presence seeing a big lift in gate-takings.

“I might even speak to them about coming back again,” Brown said.