MURRAY BUSHRANGERS: Slow start cost us dearly, says Darren Ogier

MURRAY Bushrangers coach Darren Ogier has pinpointed a good start as the key to returning to the winning list against the NSW-ACT Rams in the TAC Cup at Lavington tomorrow.

The Bushrangers paid dearly for a disappointing opening term against Calder Cannons last weekend and Ogier is keen to bounce back immediately.

“We conceded the first five goals of the game which was disappointing but our key performance indicators in the last three quarters were quite pleasing,” Ogier said.

“This week we will be focusing on a good start and making sure our heads are in the contest from the outset.”

The Bushrangers have made five changes with Australian Institute of Sport duo Josh Schache (Seymour) and Dylan McDonald (Albury) returning along with in-form defender Dan Howe (Rennie) and Michael Duncan (Mitta).

First-gamer Lachlan Tiziani, who came from Broken Hill, has been in scintillating form for Albury and looks set to provide a spark up forward as the 23rd player.

“We welcome back some quality boys and have taken the opportunity to rest of few of our bottom age boys who have played a lot of football during the early part of the season,” he said.