Yarra’s ability to attack Saker’s worst nightmare

James Saker

James Saker

LAVINGTON coach James Saker has pin pointed Yarrawonga’s offensive spread as the area the Panthers need to combat in today’s blockbuster at Wangaratta.

Saker said his team had to stop the Pigeons’ midfield stars from getting forward of centre in the qualifying final at W.J. Findlay Oval.

“Offensively, they’re probably as good as Albury, if not better,” Saker said yesterday.

“We need to be a bit cleaner at the stoppages.

“We’re under no illusions it’s going to be a really tough game and we have to find a way to win a few more clearances.”

Saker said Lavington had taken plenty out of its loss to the reigning premier in round 17.

“They played quite well and we didn’t do the things we pride ourselves on,” he said.

“Both clubs know pretty well what’s going to be required and it will come down to who can execute best on the day.

“The pressure of finals magnifies the importance of doing that.”