Still a learning curve for young King Valley Roos

Tarrawingee's Jack Spence and King Valley's Hayden Sims
Tarrawingee's Jack Spence and King Valley's Hayden Sims

KING Valley coach Craig Coonan is far from despondent with the Roos’ lowly standing on the Ovens and King league ladder.

Although the club is languishing in ninth spot after four rounds, Coonan said yesterday his players were always going to take time to gel.

They defeated Bright in round one before falling to Greta, Moyhu and Whorouly.

“At the moment we just can’t string together four quarters of football,” Coonan said.

“It’s all a learning curve with a young side.

“We fade in and out during quarters.

“When we play well we play very well and when we play bad we play pretty bad.

“It’s a long year though and we are aiming for the top six.

“Hopefully we can squeeze in there somewhere.”

King Valley couldn’t have asked for a bigger challenge on Saturday than Milawa on the rebound from a thumping loss to ladder leader Glenrowan.

The Demons were disappointing with the exception of Jeff Whitehead, Brandon Ryan and Thomas Dunstan.

“We are expecting a very hard match,” Coonan said.

“I had a look at them last weekend and they’re pretty good.

“They will be hard to cover across the ground, but we will take them on and see what we can do.”