Nhill focus on own game against Demons

WORK-RATE: Sid Hernon will be important for Horsham as his side looks to continue its good start to the season against Nhill on Saturday. Picture: PETER PICKERING
WORK-RATE: Sid Hernon will be important for Horsham as his side looks to continue its good start to the season against Nhill on Saturday. Picture: PETER PICKERING

THE Horsham Demons travel to Nhill hoping to continue a strong start of the season on Saturday.

The Tigers have had a tough start against some of the league’s top sides and the Demons will be heavy favourites in the round four encounter.

Nhill coach Alan Bennett said he knows his team faces a difficult task.

“We have just got to go out there and try to play to our strengths,” he said.

“It’s about doing the fundamental aspects of the game well and focusing on the things that you can control. We go into the game without anything to lose.”

Through the first three round the Tigers have remained in the contest for large portions of the game but the young and inexperienced side has made costly mistakes each round.

Bennett said his side’s backline had performed well and thinks the midfield group is not far away from taking the next step.

“It will be a big challenge for them though coming up against Horsham,” he said.

Demons coach Louie Dalziel said the match looms as a danger game for his side.

“We’re coming off a bit of high after the first three rounds,” he said. “To have the bye and face a team we don’t know a lot about will be a big challenge.”

The Demons side will focus on maintaining a high work rate in order to give itself the best chance of creating scoring opportunities.

“If our work-rate drops off that is when other teams are going to get on top of us,” Dalziel said. “Teams will start putting a bit more work in to us as the season goes on.”