Backs against the wall for Yackandandah ahead of Chiltern clash

Harry McBurnie has shown some good signs for the Roos so far this season.
Harry McBurnie has shown some good signs for the Roos so far this season.

Yackandandah will look to break a six-match losing streak when it hosts Chiltern on Saturday.

Both the Roos and Swans have struggled for consistency so far this season and find themselves with just one win apiece from the first nine rounds.

Yackandandah took plenty of positives from the opening six weeks, but suffered its heaviest defeat against Barnawartha to the tune of 113 points last weekend.

Despite the results, coach Brent Lillis said he hasn’t had to change his tact with the group.

“I have no doubt it has probably had some effect on them not being able to pinch some of those really close games,” Lillis said.

“They’re a pretty motivated bunch of young fellas that are keen to get results.

“I haven’t had to motivate them or try keep them up too much to this point.

“The next few games will tell whether they can bounce back after a tough couple of weeks, but they’ve remained really focused.”