Border Districts will take on Bordertown

BORDER Districts will take on bottom-placed Bordertown in what is a winnable game for the side.

The Eagles have collected just one win so far this season. 

Both sides have been lacklustre in defence with Border Districts conceding the most out of any other team in 927. 

Bordertown has conceded 819.

Eagles coach Darrin Wilson said the players were excited to get out onto the football oval. 

“This will be a good game to see where we have come from the start of the season,” he said. 

“At the moment I think we are just trying to develop the way we want to play. 

“It’s more about how we are going about it rather than getting the wins on the board, but of course, it would be good to get a win to keep the season rolling.” 

Wilson said his side had worked on fixing its defensive structure at training. 

“We have a lot of young players so at the moment we are just trying to educate them about structures and how to move the ball,” he said. 

Wilson said the side was working toward having four strong quarters of football. 

He said the best game came against second-placed Lucindale. 

“We put in a strong four-quarter game then, it’s good to gauge yourself against top sides,” he said. 

Wilson said it would be good to get a win at the weekend but he knew it was not a given. 

“We have to come ready to play, Bordertown haven’t got a win yet this season so why can’t it be against us,” he said. 

The side has been plagued with injuries in 2017 but Wilson said that was no excuse. 

“This gives the younger kids a chance to step up and me the chance to look at them,” he said. 

“Joel Thompson and Harrison Pretlove are progressing but they will need to take that next step up for the rest of the season.” 

Star midfielder Cameron Sandercock had a strong interleague carnival with the league at the long weekend and Wilson said he always knew what to expect from him. 

“He’s playing really well, he provides a lot of direction and leadership on and off the field,” he said.